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Posted on: December 12, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Department Make Arrests for Theft of Grocery Carts, CR#13-80660

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Frederick, MD-On 12/11/13 at approximately 2019hrs. OFC. Preece and Off. Murphy, of the Frederick Police Department, conducted a patrol beat check at the Country Hills Apartment Complex located 1000 Heather Ridge Drive.

Frederick, MD-On 12/11/13 at approximately 2019hrs. OFC. Preece and Off. Murphy, of the Frederick Police Department, conducted a patrol beat check at the Country Hills Apartment Complex located 1000 Heather Ridge Drive. During this time they observed a pick-up truck parked in front of building letter “G” with numerous shopping carts in the bed. Upon contact with the W/M driver, later identified as Richard Henry Johnson, and W/F passenger, later identified as Haydee Melendez, officer discovered the two subjects were in the process of stealing carts to sell for scrap metal.

As a result both subjects were arrested and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center’s central booking unit were they are awaiting an appearance before a district court commissioner at the time of this press release.

Case Number: 2013-80660

Arrestee:
Richard Henry Johnson
W/M DOB: 07/17/1965
11000 Blk of Olde Tiveston Circle
Reston, VA 20194

Haydee Melendez
W/F DOB:08/02/1971
11000 Blk of Olde Tiveston Circle
Reston, VA 20194

Charges:
Theft less than $1000 (one count each)
Theft Scheme less than $1000 (one count each)

Arresting Officers
OFC. Reed Preece
Off. Michael Murphy

Preparing Officer:
Sgt. Jay Brown
301-600-3914

Departmental PIO:
Lt. Clark Pennington
301-600-3935
Email: cpennington@frederickmdpolice.org

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