A Washington DC man is arrested in Frostburg on theft charges. According to Frostburg City Police on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 9:27 p.m., a caller from Oregon contacted the Frostburg City Police Department to report several credit card fraud incidents that had occurred recently at a business in Frostburg. The caller had contacted the business about the matters and the business also simultaneously notified police.
The caller reported that the caller’s credit card had recently been fraudulently charged for orders at a Frostburg business, and that one order was currently pending. The caller assured police that no one had permission to use the credit card information.
Frostburg City Police officers responded to the business and spoke with staff members there. In doing so, the officers learned that there was an order pending with the victim’s credit card and that the person who placed the order was supposed to come in and pick it up.
Officers waited at the business until the suspect arrived to pick up the order. The suspect did, in fact, arrive shortly after. Upon observing the uniformed police officers waiting there to contact him, the suspect fled from police on foot.
Officers engaged in a foot pursuit. While fleeing, the suspect ignored multiple verbal commands to stop. Officers caught the fleeing suspect approximately a block away and placed him under arrest.
The suspect was identified as Jequan Jamar Campbell, 22, of Washington, D.C. Campbell was charged with theft less than $100 (3 counts), identity theft (3 counts), resisting/interfering with arrest (1 count), and possession of more than 10 grams of suspected marijuana (1 count).
Campbell was processed and charged, and he was then transported to Allegany Central Booking to await an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner. That hearing subsequently occurred and Campbell was released on recognizance pending trial