Community Crime Watch

Compiled by The Directorate of Emergency Services

Dec. 15, Traffic violations, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, following vehicle too closely: The Directorate of Emergency Services was notified of a traffic crash. Upon making contact with the driver, one of the officers noticed alcohol on his breath and that his speech was slurred, his movements were slow and he had bloodshot eyes.

The driver was administered a series of standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was apprehended and transported to the DES for further processing. The driver submitted to chemical testing of his breath, which resulted in a reading of .18 percent.

Dec. 16, Shoplifting: AAFES loss prevention personnel stated she observed the subject select two items from the cosmetics area and leave the point of sale without rendering payment.

Dec. 19, Shoplifting: AAFES loss prevention personnel stated she observed the subject select two boxes of perfume and exit the store without rendering payment.

Dec. 22, Domestic assault: The victim stated that her husband struck her in the face with a box of wine.

Dec 30, Shoplifting: AAFES loss prevention personnel observed on closed-circuit TV a military dependent attempting to steal two makeup items totaling $49.30.

Dec. 30, Failure to reduce speed in dangerous conditions: DES responded to a traffic accident on Taylor Avenue that was caused by a driver who failed to slow appropriately to make a right turn, lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered roadway and struck the far curbside. The driver’s vehicle sustained major damage and was towed. The driver was cited for failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather/road conditions.

Jan. 2, Failure to control vehicle speed: DES responded to a traffic accident on Mapes Road caused when the driver, who admitted to not being able to see the roadway ahead due to sun glare, failed to slow for stopped traffic at an intersection and struck a vehicle from the rear at speed, which caused that vehicle to strike a third vehicle. The driver’s vehicle sustained moderate damage and was towed. The driver was cited for failure to control vehicle speed to avoid a collision.

Jan. 4, Backing up a motor vehicle on highway: DES responded to a traffic accident on Route 32 westbound caused when a driver (not affiliated with Fort Meade), who had missed his exit to Route 198, attempted to back up in the travel lane on the highway and was struck by a vehicle that could not stop on the snow-covered pavement.

Jan. 4, Failure to reduce speed: DES responded to a traffic accident on Route 32 westbound that was caused when a driver (not affiliated with Fort Meade) failed to reduce speed in snowy conditions when exiting the highway. The driver lost control of the vehicle, struck and downed a light pole, left the road, and struck the installation perimeter fence. The vehicle sustained major damage and was towed. The driver was cited for failure to reduce speed in dangerous weather/road conditions.

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