FREDERICK, MD - So far this year, the City of
The latest robbery resulted in a police chase that ended in the 100 block of
"The driver fled on a long chase, a pretty long motor vehicle chase, and with the help of Maryland State Police, and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, and MSP helicopter, we were able to locate the vehicle," says Chief Thomas Ledwell of the Frederick Police Department.
the chopper going overhead we didn't know what was going on," says Eli Roth of
say they were able to obtain a charging document for 36-year-old James
With crime on a steady pace in 2013, Chief Ledwell says the department is stepping up patrols where it's needed.
People in the area say they feel safe, even if there's an uptick in crime.
"I've always felt safe, in any environment you're going to
get crime and in
"I think it's all a matter of people being people it's not going to change, it doesn't matter what community you live in, or what area," says Tara McNeish, of Barnesville, MD.
Reports show crime did go up last year and Chief Ledwell says as the first quarter of the year wraps up, the numbers are on pace with those from 2012 .Police are also looking for the passenger who was in Vanwinkle's car during the chase. Both are still at large.