On 04/03/2013 at approximately 1402 hours officers with the Direct Patrol Unit were conducting surveillance of a suspicious subject in the 100 block of S. Market Street. While observing this subject, known to panhandle, officers observed the subject approaching people.
As the officers continued to observe Mr. Jones, he was observed accosting a citizen walking along S. Market Street and appeared to try and talk with him. This citizen was contacted by an officer right after being confronted by Mr. Jones. The citizen stated to the officer that Jones stepped out in front of him and impeded him walking down the sidewalk.
After determining that the citizen was accosted and stated that he felt intimidated, Mr. Jones was then placed under arrest for panhandling and issued a criminal citation.
Arrestee: Jones, Joshua Colonna 08/19/1990
Charge: Panhandling 15-27.2 Frederick City Code
Arresting Officer: OFC. Sean Carpenter #436
Officer Preparing Release: Cpl. Charles A. Snyder #341
Case Report Number: 2013-20544