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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Frederick Police Charge Man in Baker Park Graffiti Incident

Jose Guerra

The Frederick Police Department has charged a man due to his involvement in spraying graffiti in Baker Park

On 06-27-2020, officers of the Frederick Police Department responded to Baker Park for the report of multiple graffiti complaints. Upon arrival, officers located spray paint on the covered bridge, bandshell, and the pump house at Culler Lake.

Spray-painted graffiti at these locations included anti-police rhetoric and racial slurs. Through the investigation, Officer First Class Bentley linked the incidents in Baker Park to additional graffiti complaints reported to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.  

Through working with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, a male suspect was positively identified as, Jose Margarito Guerra. Criminal charges were applied for through the Frederick County District Court Commissioner’s Office, charging Margarito Guerra with charges related to malicious destruction of property.  A criminal summons was issued and, on 07-07-2020, Margarito Guerra was contacted and served with all necessary charging documents pertaining to this case.  

Jose Margarito Guerra
DOB: 12-04-1999
100 blk of Key Parkway
Frederick, Maryland

(4) Malicious Destruction of Property value < $1000.00

The Frederick Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident, as it is believed Margarito Guerra was not the only suspect involved.  Anyone with additional information can contact Officer First Class Bentley at 240-549-4534 or Callers may also remain anonymous and contact the Frederick Police Department’s tip lines: to voicemail at 301-600-TIPS (8477), by text message to 240-674-TIPS (8477), or by email at

Case#: 2020-051608
Incident Type: Destruction of Property
Location: 121 N. Bentz Street (Baker Park)
Investigator: OFC Bentley - 240-549-4534
Author of Release: Sgt. Justin Thomas
Contact: Lt. Jon Holler- 301-600-6388

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