Man, 24, banned from eatery, charged with theft from motel

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Boden Serrano. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Boden Serrano. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A mid-November incident at a restaurant in downtown Fayetteville led to the subsequent arrest of a Fayetteville man on outstanding warrants for burglary, theft by taking and criminal damage to property in a prior incident that occurred the same day at the Quality Inn just a block away.

It was on Nov. 14 that Fayetteville police were dispatched to the Twisted Taco restaurant in downtown Fayetteville regarding an alleged criminal trespass, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

Burdett noted that police earlier the same day had spoken with a restaurant employee, who said an unidentified man continued to come into the restaurant, making a particular hostess feel uncomfortable.

The restaurant employee told police the man had previously come into the restaurant requesting the schedule of the hostess and may have followed her home, Burdett added.

With police on the scene at 8:30 p.m., Twisted Taco staff reported the male, identified as Boden Serrano, arrived at the restaurant and went back to the kitchen looking for that particular hostess, Burdett said.

Burdett said Twisted Taco staff requested that police criminally trespass Serrano from the restaurant. Serrano was issued a criminal trespass warrant, and signed all copies of the documents acknowledging that he could not come back to Twisted Taco or he would be arrested for criminal trespassing.

Further investigation by police determined that 24-year-old Boden Serrano was the subject being sought in connection with an incident at the nearby Quality Inn that also occurred on Nov. 14, said Burdett.

As previously reported by The Citizen, officers on Nov. 14 were dispatched to the Quality Inn downtown regarding a physical altercation in front of one of the hotel rooms.

“Police met with occupants of the alleged altercation and learned through their investigation that a dispute occurred between a female and male occupant of one of the hotel rooms,” Burdett said.

Based on the officers’ investigation, it was unclear who the primary aggressor was in dispute, Burdett noted.

Burdett said hotel management requested the police remove the male guest from the property as he was the most boisterous. The male guest was escorted back to his room to retrieve his belongings before being escorted off the property.

Later, said Burdett, after viewing hotel video cameras, the hotel staff told police there were items missing and damage to the room the man exited. Police received a list of the missing items and damaged property from the hotel staff.

Serrano on Nov. 26 was subsequently charged and arrested on outstanding warrants for burglary, second-degree criminal damage to property and theft by taking, Burdett said.

Boden Serrano. Photo/Fayette County Jail.