Attempted Motorcycle Theft in Edgewater McDonalds Parking Lot Thwarted by Victim and Friends

Anne Arundel County Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that an early morning attempt to steal a motorcycle from the parking lot of McDonalds in Edgewater, ended with two suspects in custody. They never even got the motorcycle out of the parking lot.

Brandon Powell

Brandon Powell of Edgewater

Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones of Michigan

Mulcahy said that around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 (Saturday), police were called to the McDonalds restaurant on Mitchells Chance Road in Edgewater for an attempted auto theft and assault. At the scene, officers learned that a man, 18, was inside the McDonalds with his brother, 20, and a few friends when they noticed a man trying to push the victim’s motorcycle out of the parking lot. The victim and friends went out and caught the suspect in the grassy area next to Kmart, which is in the same shopping plaza, Mulcahy said.
Police said that the victim and his friends held the suspect while others called police.Then, a second man emerged, grabbed the victim and hit him in the back of his head and face, cutting the victim. The suspect who had attempted to take the motorcycle then walked away on Mitchells Chance Road while the second man returned to the McDonalds parking lot where he got into a white Chevrolet van.Mulcahy said that police found the van a short time later on Loch Haven Drive in Edgewater. Both men were taken into custody and charged.  Arrested in the case were:

  • Brandon Joshua Powell, 23, of Walnut Drive in Edgewater. He was charged with motor vehicle theft and possession of CDS
  • Brandon Dwight Jones, 27, of Alaska Court in Westland, Michigan. He was charged with motor vehicle theft, two counts of assault and driving on a suspended license out-of-state.


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