Fake security guard arrested for burglary, drugs www.privateofficer.com
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OCEAN CITY MD June 28 2008
Kyle T. Greene
Ntl. Assoc. Private Officers
A Snow Hill man who this week entered an Ocean City hotel room claiming to be a security guard was arrested a short time later and charged with burglary and possession of crack cocaine.
Early Tuesday morning, OCPD officers responded to the Seabonnay Motel on 27th Street for a reported burglary of a motel room. Upon arrival, police interviewed a witness who told them a man claiming to be a hotel security guard awakened her while she was sleeping and claimed to be a security guard.
When the victim questioned the suspect, later identified as Robert Louis Coston III, 27, of Snow Hill, he left the room and fled from the motel. The victim contacted the motel management who assured her Coston did not work for the motel. A description of Coston, who was wearing a white tank-top and jeans at the time of the incident, was broadcast and he was picked up a short time later sitting in a car near 12th Street and Wilmington Lane.
Coston was positively identified as the man who entered the room at the Seabonnay and he was taken into custody. At the time of his initial contact with police, Coston gave a fake name, but his driver’s license was recovered during a search, as was an amount of crack cocaine in sufficient quantity to indicate intent to distribute.
Coston was charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary as well as associated felony and misdemeanor drug charges and theft. He was seen by a court commissioner and ordered held on a $100,000 bond.
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