Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Daily Crime Report 5/31/2012
Recent police reports and arrests in Fredericksburg:
500 block Jefferson Davis Hwy, 5/30 1:25 pm. A 66-year-old City resident reported that he was walking back to his home from the Fredericksburg Shopping Center where he had just withdrawn cash from an ATM and made some small purchases. The victim was on foot behind the Rent-A-Center when a young male approached him from behind and stole the wallet out of his back pocket. Another young male was in front of the victim on a scooter when the theft occurred, and the victim remembered that he had seen the two males together inside the store where he withdrew his money. The victim and other witnesses then saw the two young men fleeing from the vicinity in opposite directions.
Shortly after officers arrived on the scene, one of the young men was located at the intersection of Normandy Avenue and Fall Hill Avenue; he was detained and later positively identified by the victim as the subject who was on the scooter. The images of the two young males were also captured on a store’s video surveillance, and the second suspect has been identified but has not yet been located. Both suspects are 17-year-old Fredericksburg residents. The investigation is ongoing.
400 block Bragg Hill Dr, 5/30 4:00 pm. Several juveniles, ranging in age from ten to twelve, reported that they were shot by what they believed to be a BB gun while they were walking on Bragg Hill Drive. The seven victims reported that the weapon was in the possession of two other juvenile males. None of the children were injured significantly. The two offenders, age ten and eleven, were located and detained by officers who responded to the scene. The offenders were turned over to the custody of their parents with referrals to juvenile intake authorities for charges of assault and battery. The weapon, an air pistol, was located and placed in evidence.
Leonard Truck Caps, 1401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, 5/30 9:00 pm. A manager reported that two sets of truck step bars were stolen from the business by a young white male driving a red Toyota Tacoma pickup. The investigation is ongoing.
100 block Hickock Cir, 5/30 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. A resident reported that she heard a loud noise outside at 11 a.m. and later discovered a bullet hole in her vehicle. The investigating officer recovered a bullet fragment from the driver’s seat of the vehicle and placed it in evidence. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
Mauricio Lopez Ceron, 51, of Germantown, Maryland was arrested for DUI and refusal to submit to a blood or breath test in the 2900 block of the Blue Gray Parkway.
Brittany Strader, 21, of Fredericksburg was arrested on a warrant from Stafford charging her with destruction of property.
Antoine Tillman, 36, of Ruther Glen was arrested on warrants from Caroline County charging him with distribution of cocaine.
Scott Butts, 46, of Triangle was arrested for public intoxication.
Mordecai Schneggenburger, 39, of Fredericksburg was arrested for possession/consumption of alcohol on City property.
James Bonsall, 57, of no fixed address was arrested for possession/consumption of alcohol on City property.
Lashell Johnson, 21, of Washington D.C. was arrested for malicious wounding.
Lavell Johnson, 23, of Fredericksburg was arrested for disorderly conduct.
William Payne, 23, of Chesapeake was arrested for public intoxication.