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A local teenager accused of stabbing three people in the back this month in the city of Frederick has been arrested.

Two stabbings occurred along the Golden Mile and one in an apartment complex not far from there, according to Frederick Police Department Lt. Andrew Alcorn. The teen didn’t know the victims — all of whom have been released from the hospital — and didn’t rob them.

“It was not a robbery, he was just stabbing them,” Alcorn said.

Since the teen is being charged as a juvenile, his name is not being released. His specific age is also not being released.

Frederick officers Shawn Fernholz and Marlon Alvarez on Sunday saw a juvenile near where the stabbings occurred and found him wearing similar clothing to what witnesses described, according to a statement from FPD. Alcorn said the officers spoke with the juvenile and got his name. Based on the information officers obtained from their conversation, and subsequent research, police were able to secure a search warrant for his residence. Evidence gathered there — coupled with the results of police questioning at FPD headquarters — led to charges. Police said the teen was taken into custody without incident.

He is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

The juvenile is accused of stabbing a 61-year-old man at a bus stop on South McCain Drive Feb. 6, stabbing a man at Prospect Hall Apartments Feb. 17, and most recently, stabbing a juvenile Saturday at 1025 W. Patrick St., according to police. All were stabbed in the back. The first and most recent stabbings occurred during the daytime, while the apartment stabbing happened at night, Alcorn said.

FPD said the public’s involvement helped lead to the arrest.

The stabbings are not the only violent crimes to have occurred recently in the city. A teenage boy was shot Sunday in the 900 block of Mosby Drive and later released from the hospital. A shooting on Pendleton Court Feb. 9 sent one person to the hospital.

Alcorn said he’s confident the shootings are not related but previously said in both cases it appears the victims and shooters knew one another.

The stabbings and shootings happened in the same month that FPD reported a five-year low violent crime rate for 2020. Alcorn, who has 13 years of experience with the department, said the recent rash of violence is not normal for the city during the chilly months.

“Especially at this time of year, it’s very unusual for us to see this spike in aggravated assaults, in my experience,” he said.

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(12) comments

threecents

There should be a stiffer penalty if he did not social distance while stabbing. Sorry, bad taste[whistling]

C.D.Reid

He would have needed a spear.

threecents

[thumbup]CD

C.D.Reid

I'm wondering if this cowardly act of a juvenile stabbing three people in the back, and not robbing them, was some kind of initiation into a gang. If so, maybe the new city police chief will do something about gangs in his jurisdiction. Huh Pb?

artandarchitecture

Four days go, I emailed & asked the Frederick Police Dept," Do you use the GangNet database? No response.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/virginia-task-force-drops-gang-database-after-complaints-it-has-too-many-minorities-it

saogirl52

I consider myself a liberal thinker, but i cannot agree with Virginia's stance regarding the gang database. I'm not expecting a lot of diversity in the make-up of gangs active in our area. MS-13 is generally populated by Hispanics. The Aryan Brotherhood is populated by a majority of white members. So is the Neo-Nazi movement. I'd imagine (although I don't know for sure) that the Black Panthers had (have) a majority of black members. Identifying gang members does not denigrate entire groups of people. It's a useful investigative tool for police. There are specific criminal charges for gang members committing a crime. People on both ends of the political spectrum can make asinine decisions. This is one of them.

mrnatural1

Excellent post saogirl52 -- well said.

Well-intentioned people are often made uncomfortable by facts and statistics.

For example, there are stats that -- if taken out of context -- paint African Americans in a bad light. Racists and bigots delight in citing those statistics while liberals and progressives often try to bury them. The reality is of course more complex. Chances are that if the roles were reversed and white people had been enslaved and faced decades of terror, lynching, segregation, and discrimination they (whites) would face the same challenges blacks do.

It does no one any good to deny reality.

bosco

Excellent points both saogirl and mrnatural. I'm surprised that Fido and his little band of haters haven't shown up yet to try to paint you as racists for pointing out the statistical facts.

Thugs are thugs, gang bangers are gang bangers, gangstas are gangstas, and criminals are criminals no matter what their stripes may be - it's just that liberals want to give them a pass if they have the complexion for the connection.

KellyAlzan

Marvelous work officers and FPD! Keep it going!

Whatsup

I hope this arrest leads to a conviction.

pdl603

It will lead to a conviction, but probation at home will be the punishment. Remember you can sucker punch a fellow and kill him without fearing longterm punishment here in Frederick County and Maryland.

C.D.Reid

Yep, and that makes me disgustingly sick, too. Those punk thugs should have been tried and punished as adults.

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