FREDERICK, MD. (Nov. 22, 2014) City of Frederick Police Department report that they have discovered a body floating in a creek and are investigating the death but not yet have ruled the death as a homicide…the countdown begins.
Police say that on Nov. 22, 2014, at approximately 1330 hours, the Frederick Police Department responded to Monocacy Village Park after a person was observed floating in the creek.
Upon arrival, officers located an individual deceased in the creek.
As of Saturday evening, Frederick Police officers with the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigations Division are on the scene conducting a Death Investigation. No further information is being released at this time as the investigation, say police, as their investigation continues.
People who wind up dead floating in bodies of water sometimes die at their own hands, often jumping from bridges, while often murder victims are disposed of in the water, sometimes weighed down by chains and cinderblocks.
Time will tell how police rule this death to have occurred.
Junkie saved from heroin overdose by Frederick Police Department officer successfully administered Naloxone
FREDERICK, MD. Frederick Police report that on Nov. 19, 2014, a Frederick Police Department officer successfully administered Naloxone to reverse the effects of an Opioid related overdose. OFC Gregory Santangelo responded to 1000 Heather Ridge Drive for a report of an overdose. He was contacted by the caller who advised her friend overdosed on heroin. OFC Santangelo observed the victim’s condition was consistent with an opioid overdose. OFC Santangelo treated the woman in accordance with his Naloxone training received from the Frederick County Health Department and administered Naloxone at 3:30 pm. After approximately two minutes the victim became conscious. Frederick County EMS personnel arrived and the victim was transported and treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
The Frederick Police Department received overdose response training from the Frederick County Health Department. Initially 12 officers were trained and equipped with Naloxone. This is the second use and reversal of an overdose since this program began in July 2014. The Frederick Police Department is working with the Frederick County Health Department to expand the program and issue Naloxone to all street level officers. Frederick Police officers completed the training requirement in September 2014 during in-service training and funding for additional Naloxone Kits has been obtained in partnership with the Frederick County Health Department.
Frederick County Health Department Overdose Response training is available free of charge to the public. The training certifies them to possess, administer and receive a prescription for Naloxone; for further information contact Rachel Barber, RN at 301-600-3459.
Frederick Police Make Arrest in Child Porn Case
In May of 2013, The Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation after receiving a complaint of a subject possibly possessing child pornography. During the course of the investigation Det Ames was able to identify the suspect as James Colby Smith (DOB 10-05-91) of Frederick, Maryland.
Smith’s computer was seized and a search and seizure warrant was obtained to inspect his computer. During the search of the computer several images of child pornography were found.
An arrest warrant was issued for Smith charging him with 7 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. On 11-21-14, Smith turned himself in to Det Ames and was arrested and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.