At approximately 12:08 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2023, officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to Frederick Health Hospital for a report of a serious assault that had occurred earlier. Once at the hospital, officers contacted a 19-year-old female victim. The victim was being treated for injuries, including strangulation and a stab wound to the upper torso. During the course of the investigation, officers learned the victim was assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as 21-year-old Elmer Yovani Alvarado Sanchez of the 1200 Block of Alban Ct. in Frederick.
Additional officers responded to the residence on Alban Ct. and took Alvarado Sanchez into custody. Evidence of the assault was located at the scene and additional witnesses were interviewed. During the course of their investigation, officers learned of death threats made by Alvarado Sanchez to his victim shortly before the attack. Alvarado Sanchez was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with numerous offenses, including Attempted 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, and 2nd Degree Assault.
The victim was treated for her injuries and released from the hospital Saturday evening.
Elmer Yovani Alvarado Sanchez
Att. 1st Degree Murder (x1)
1st Degree Assault (x1)
2nd Degree Assault (x2)
Reckless Endangerment (x2)
Incident Type: Attempted 1st-Degree Murder, 1st and 2nd Degree Assault
Incident Case Number: 2023-094429
Investigating Officer: Officer Ogrin
Author of release: Sgt. Palkovic