On 08/14/2012, officers with the Directed Patrol Unit were conducting an operation in the 1st blk of N. Market St for continued complaints of loitering, littering, and panhandling. Officers were able to observe a subject who they know as Heather Lynn Ellis accost a citizen and ask for money. After officers confirmed this they place the Ellis subject under arrest for panhandling. City of Frederick municipal ordinance prohibits the panhandling within the corporate limits.
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Arrestee: Ellis, Heather Lynn 1/25/1973
Charge: Panhandling FCC 15-27.2
Arresting Officer: OFC. Kyle Jones #439
Officer Preparing Release: Cpl. Charles A. Snyder #341
Case Report Number: 2012-50714