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Frederick Police Make Arrest After Barricade Incident In The 300 Block Of Ballenger Center Drive


At approximately 6:22 p.m. on February 29, 2024, officers from the Frederick Police Department responded to the 300 block of Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick for a reported domestic disturbance and robbery in progress. Upon arrival, officers located a victim who had been assaulted by a family member, later identified as Jason Idell Chenevert, 41, of Frederick, MD. Chenevert had fled the scene before officers arrived.

While officers were on scene speaking with the victim, Chenevert returned to the 300 block of Ballenger Center Drive, where he refused commands to exit his vehicle and then fled, initiating a vehicle pursuit. Officers attempted a felony traffic stop in the area of Jefferson Street and Route 340 Eastbound. However, Chenevert fled once again, initiating a second pursuit onto I-70 Westbound. The pursuit continued onto West Patrick Street Eastbound. At this point, FPD officers terminated the pursuit, and Maryland State Police Troopers took over.

Maryland State Police followed Chenevert back to the 300 block of Ballenger Center Drive, where he barricaded himself inside his vehicle. The area was secured as FPD’s Special Response Team, K9 Unit, and Crisis Negotiation Team staged their positions. Both Frederick Police and Frederick County Sheriff’s Office deployed their armored rescue vehicles to prevent Chenevert from fleeing the scene.

Chenevert exited his vehicle and fled on foot into nearby woods, prompting the deployment of a FPD police K9. Chenevert was successfully apprehended. Both Chenevert and an FPD officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Following his discharge from the hospital, Chenevert was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for processing.

Charges against Jason Idell Chenevert include:

  • Robbery (Strong Arm)
  • Assault, 2nd Degree – Law Enforcement Officer (Simple)
  • Assault, 2nd Degree (Simple Assault)
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Fail to Obey Lawful Order to Prevent a Disturbance to Public Peace
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Driving on Suspended License and Privileges
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Driving Motor Vehicle on Highway Without Registered License
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Device
  • Failure to Stop After Property Damage Accident
  • Unsafe Lane Change
  • Negligent Driving
  • Reckless Driving
  • Willfully Disobeying Lawful Order and Direction of Police Officer
  • Attempt by Driver to Elude Uniform Police by Failing to Stop Vehicle
  • Attempt by Driver to Elude Police by Fleeing on Foot

The Frederick Police Department extends sincere gratitude to our local partners, including the Maryland State Police and the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, for their collaborative efforts in successfully resolving this situation.

Case#: 2024-018758
Incident Type: Domestic Disturbance
Location: 300 block Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick
Arresting Officer: OFC Clinton


Primary Area of the incident: 300 block of Ballenger Center Drive


Orginal Reporting: https://www.cityoffrederickmd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=7487


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