On 4/8/2017 at approximately 3:41 pm Officers with the Frederick Police department responded to the area of the 400 Blk of W. Patrick St. for a fight in progress.
Upon arrival Officers contacted a female screaming that she had just been robbed and assaulted by a male known to police as James Rodriguez (DOB 9-16-81). Officers observed Rodriguez in the immediate area with the victim’s purse and wallet in hand. Officers gave Rodriguez numerous orders to stop which he disregarded in an attempt to leave the scene.
Rodriguez actively resisted the Officers efforts to take him into custody. One Officer sustained a minor injury to his forehead due to Rodriguez resisting arrest. Search incident to arrest, the victim’s money was located in Rodriguez’s pocket.
During the course of investigation, Officers learned that both subjects were known to each other and an argument occurred over money. The female and Rodriguez were arguing when she was pushed down onto the sidewalk causing injury to her knee. While the victim was on the ground, Rodriguez grabbed her purse from around her arm and fled the scene. He was seen by police as he took money from her wallet.
Rodriguez was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. At the hospital Rodriguez continued to cause a disturbance resulting in a small area of the hospital to be evacuated. Rodriguez assault hospital staff and another Officer. One hospital security officer sustained injury due to Rodriguez's actions at the hospital.
Rodriguez was transported to Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing
James Matthew Rodriguez
No fixed address
3 counts of 2nd degree Assault
Theft less than $100
Destruction of Property
Failure to Obey
Case Number: 201-026135
Arresting Officer: OFC Molina #405
Author of Press Release: SGT R Carrado #386
POC: Michelle Bowman 301-600-2091