Crime Glade Valley Government 

Sheriff’s Office Encourages Community Members to Use Online Reporting Services in Wake of COVID-19

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office today announced that the agency is urging community members to file online reports or request a police report or other related record using online services. With the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, community updates and activities are rapidly changing for all of us. Utilizing these online services will increase efficiencies within the agency while enhancing services to citizens of Frederick County. This service provides a fast and efficient way for community members to report a variety of incidents such as destruction of property,…

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Crime Glade Valley 

CYBER FRAUD DURING COVID-19

On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office will host a live ZOOM event in partnership with Frederick County Senior Services. Participants will discuss how local seniors can identify and avoid becoming a victim of online scams. The event will be hosted by the Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit, Jason Shoemaker. For registration and additional information, please email VirtualSeniorCenter@FrederickCountyMD.gov. Residents can also visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/virtual50 for information on other virtual programs.

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Crime 

Boston Police Assist Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in Sex Offender Arrest

The Boston Police Department assisted the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Unit with the arrest of a registered sex offender on Thursday after he solicited sex from a deputy posing as a 13-year-old girl online. On April 28th, 2020, Daniel Louis O’Brien, 42, of Boston, Mass., made contact with a member of the Frederick County Cybercrime Task Force who was working in an undercover capacity as a 13-year-old female. Throughout the month long investigation, O’Brien solicited several sexual acts and planned to travel to Maryland to…

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Crime Glade Valley 

Puppy Scam

Over the past several weeks, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of fraud involving citizens trying to purchase puppies on the internet. The victims find an advertisement for an illegitimate website for the sale of puppies. Once the victim agrees to purchase the dog, the seller advises that they will need to purchase the dog using gift cards. Victims are instructed to go to a retail store and purchase hundreds of dollars’ worth of gift cards. The victim is then instructed to provide the gift card number…

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Crime Glade Valley 

Sex Offenders Charged

As a result of ongoing monitoring of registered sex offenders in Frederick County, the Sheriff’s Office in April has charged the following registered sex offenders with violating conditions associated with being placed on the sex offender registry: Barry Hill Duncan, 60, of Ijamsville, MDCharge: Failure to notify of a change to vehicle information.Disposition: Summons issued on April 22, 2020; served. Jonathan Paul Sexton, 30, of Frederick, MDCharge: Failure to notify of an internet identifier.Disposition: Summons issued on April 22, 2020; pending service. Daniel John Williams, 55, of Frederick, MDCharge: Failure…

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