The Frederick Scanner Covered by the Frederick News-Post

I’m late on this, but wanted to say congrats to Pete Raumann for getting a write-up in Frederick News-Post for The Frederick Scanner. This site is a great Frederick resource! If you haven’t heard of The Frederick Scanner before here is a snippet about the site from the FNP article:

During the historic snowstorms that rolled through the East Coast in 2010, some would say Pete Raumann had too much time on his hands.

Raumann would simply reply, “It was maddening to be stuck in the house. I just wanted to know what was going on.”

During those storms, Raumann created what’s become his most prized hobby, and one that’s gained droves of followers from Frederick residents.

The staging of computer servers, antennas and a radio scanner formed Frederick Scanner, a website and mobile application to provide streaming audio from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and Highway Services radios. The stream does not include the Frederick Police Department’s encrypted radio. The service, now in its third year, also shows live traffic webcams of major Frederick roads.

His intent, he said, has been to provide the public with as much emergency response information as possible, so that they know what’s going on when “a fireman is running down the street. That’s why it’s there.”

Follow The Frederick Scanner online, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Police Make Arrest in Colonial Jewelers Robbery

From the Fredrick News Post:

A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery at Colonial Jewelers in downtown Frederick.

[The suspect] of Fairfax is currently in the custody of Metropolitan police in Washington. He was arrested on a fugitive warrant this morning while driving the black pickup believed to be the getaway vehicle, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Just in case you missed it, here is the surveillance video from the robbery.

Freaking scary, I’m glad the police are already making arrests.

Police Make Arrest in Colonial Jewelers Robbery

From the Fredrick News Post:

A Virginia man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery at Colonial Jewelers in downtown Frederick.

[The suspect] of Fairfax is currently in the custody of Metropolitan police in Washington. He was arrested on a fugitive warrant this morning while driving the black pickup believed to be the getaway vehicle, according to a Frederick Police Department news release.

Just in case you missed it, here is the surveillance video from the robbery:

Police Make Arrest in Colonial Jewelers Robbery

Freaking scary, I’m glad the police are already making arrests.

Parklets, Malls, and the Dragon Lady Gets Busted

A link drop of recent Frederick news in cased you missed it:

  • The Parkelts Have Come – “The parklets are raised platforms about the height of the curb that fit inside a pair of parking spaces, with space for restaurant customers on top.” They look like this. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think I would like to eat a meal with cars rolling within a few feet of my grub.
  • One Frederick mall dying, while another thriving – a nice run down of the history of Frederick’s two malls. This quote from Stephen Ifshin, chairman of DLC Management Corp., a  firm hired by the Fredericktowne Mall’s owners, is kind of irksome: “We haven’t really done any hard planning yet […] It’s hard to plan for something that’s indeterminate at the moment, but there’s also the Golden Mile redevelopment plan, which we would more than like to be a part of. It’s hard for us to lay out any specific development plans.” What the what? The mall has been dead for years and they haven’t really done any hard planning yet. Sounds like Fredericktowne will be a zombie mall for a long time to come.
  • Landlord charged with robbery, assault – Duk Hee Ro (aka The Dragon Lady) was charged with assaulting one of her handy man after he told Ro he called the building inspector to check the work he had done to one of her properties.
  • Carroll Creek ‘muck’ meets waterlilies – “Lily pads can cover a substantial expanse of water, deny algae the light they need and add colorful flowers that draw attention.” Hope it works.
  • Back to the Future in Frederick!

New Brewers, Wee Man, and Crime

Some interesting tidbits of Frederick News:

Speed & Red Light Cameras in Frederick

Remember way back in July when I posted about the speed cameras on East Street?

Well I tested them out recently and they work just fine. That’s forty smackers down the drain.

In the interest of saving you from a ticket, here is a listing of the speed and red light cameras in the City of Frederick. Each also has a link to the page where they are listed on the Police Department’s website.

Speed Cameras in Frederick 

  • Southbound in the 1700 block of Opossumtown Pike
  • Westbound in the 7400 block of Hayward Road
  • Eastbound in the 7300 block of Hayward Road
  • Westbound in the 1300 block of Butterfly Lane
  • Southbound in the 1600 block of North Market Street
  • Northbound in the 1400 block of North East Street
  • Southbound in the 1400 block of North East Street

Red Light Cameras in Frederick

  • East 3rd Street and N. East St.
  • East Patrick St. and Monocacy Blvd.
  • Motter Ave. and West 7th St.
  • Opossumtown Pike and Thomas Johnson Drive
  • Rosemont Ave. and Montevue lane
  • Rosemont Ave. and Schley Ave/US 15
  • Willowdale Dr. and Key Parkway