On 04/15/2013 at approximately 1358 hours officers were dispatched to a vagrancy complaint at 1305 W. 7th street (Frederick Shopping center). The caller advised that a woman was panhandling at the entrance to the shopping center. Officer Trapp arrived on scene and immediately recognized a woman standing in the grassy medium as Bobbie Jo Smith. The woman was holding a cardboard sign that stated she had kids and was short on money. Less than 24 hours earlier officer Trapp dealt with the same woman for the same type of call at a different location.
On 04/14/13 the panhandling law was explained to Smith and she was ordered not to panhandle in the City of Frederick. She also received a citation for the offense on 04/14/13. When Smith upon spotted the officer she asked are you going to take me to jail? Smith was arrested and transported to Central Booking for processing.
Arrestee: Bobbie Jo Smith
100 Ray St
Charges: Failure to obey a lawful order
Arresting Officer: Officer Deborah Trapp
Preparing Officer: Cpl. Angie Waechter
Case Report number: 2013-23311