Md. man arrested in Habitat for Humanity burglary

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick Police Department arrested a 32-year-old man for stealing items from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Frederick, Md. on Tuesday morning.

Police said deputies made contact with Jason Roe Sturgeon at 7: 30 a.m. in Mullinix Park. According to authorities, he had several tools, electronic equipment, cameras and laptop computers.

The investigation showed that the items had been stolen from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 622 N Market St. Deputies got in touch with the store, however store employees were not aware of the burglary at that time.

Police allowed Sturgeon to go because deputies could not verify the items as being stolen.

Shortly after Sturgeon had been released, Habitat for Humanity contacted police and said there had been a burglary at the store. Sturgeon was found and arrested later Tuesday.

Police said he was taken to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center. The items were returned to the store undamaged.

Sturgeon is being charged with second and fourth degree burglary and theft $1,000- $10,000.


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