On 08/01/201, members of the Direct Patrol Unit were conducting surveillance of Mullinix Park. While conducting surveillance, OFC. Thomas observed two subjects who were consuming an alcoholic beverage within Mullinix Park. OFC. Thomas was able to make contact with the subjects who were identified as Rebel Lee Byrd 04/28/1971 and a Dana Jerome Ricketts 05/27/1973. Both Byrd and Ricketts were placed under arrest for possession/ consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a City park. Ricketts was also charged with urinating in public.
Frederick municipal ordinance 6-8 prohibits the possession or consumption of intoxicating beverages while in city parks. The Frederick Police Department is committed to addressing quality of life issues within the city. The department will continue to partner with city residents and business owners in furtherance of this goal.
1. Byrd, Rebel Lee 04/28/1971 of the 9000 blk of Doctor Perry Rd. Ijamsville Md. 21754
2. Ricketts, Dana Jerome 05/27/1973 of the 200 blk of Pinoak Ln. Frederick, MD 21701
Charges: Intoxicating Beverage in City Park 6-8
Arresting Officer: OFC. Justin Thomas #461
Officer Preparing Release: CPL. Charles A. Snyder #341
Case Report Number: 2013-48687