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Category Archives: Theft Crimes

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Burglary, Robbery, or Theft? Understanding the Differences

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Every state defines crimes in different ways. One particular area of criminal law that can get very confusing is that of theft and burglary. Many people use terms like theft, robbery, and burglary interchangeably when discussing this group of crimes. But in Maryland, these terms have very different meanings, and they carry very different… Read More »

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Avoiding Grand Theft Charges in Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two friends are hanging out. One does not have a driver’s license but decides to borrow the other’s car without asking. Sadly, the unlicensed friend gets pulled over and charged with driving without a license. Under Section 16-305 of the Maryland Transportation Code, the friend who let him borrow the vehicle can actually be… Read More »

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Does Maryland need to reconsider its approach to shoplifting?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Every day, people across Maryland find themselves in the unenviable position of facing shoplifting charges. While many might discount the punishment of shoplifting as nothing more than just a slap on the wrist, this is actually far from the reality. Indeed, an assistant public defender in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender recently… Read More »

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Man accused of strong-arm robbery at Bingo World

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A 37-year-old man in Anne Arundel County was accused of committing a strong-arm robbery on Oct. 24. At approximately 1:40 a.m., a customer at Bingo World in Brooklyn Park reported a theft to police. According to the customer, a man had grabbed her arm while she was playing a video game at the establishment… Read More »

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Maryland man accused of robbing restaurant

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It was announced on Oct. 16 that a Maryland man who was believed to have been involved in a September robbery was taken into custody and charged. A second man was also thought to have played a part. The authorities alleged that two men approached the manager outside of the Eldersburg restaurant at 11… Read More »

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Missing school bus found with severe damage

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two people have been charged with theft and attempted arson, among other charges, after a Maryland school bus was stolen and vandalized. The incident happened on Oct. 7 in Anne Arundel County. A bus belonging to Anne Arundel County Public Schools was first noticed missing from a bus yard at 5:30 a.m. Workers at… Read More »

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Police say couple stole school bus and tried to set it on fire

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two people in Anne Arundel County were detained on Oct. 7 after allegedly stealing a school bus. The school bus was reportedly taken from a parking lot in Crownsville around 5:30 a.m., and it was located in Davidsonville shortly before 9 a.m. by a police aviation unit. The bus was unoccupied when it was… Read More »

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2 men accused of stealing clothes from shopping center

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

On Sept. 29, two men were accused of stealing over $400 worth of clothing from a shopping center in Maryland. The incident took place in Waldorf when Charles County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report about suspected criminal activities going on behind a shopping center on Crain Highway at approximately 6:15 p.m. Officers who… Read More »

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Woman held in Maryland on open Pennsylvania warrant

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Police in Maryland took a 43-year-old woman into custody on Sept. 23 after receiving a report that a burglary was taking place in the Cecil County town of Elkton. Responding officers found a woman inside the residence concerned, but she told them that the home belonged to her parents. The woman was not charged… Read More »

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Maryland police say men stole items they were trying to pawn

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Two men were accused of committing a string of thefts in Anne Arundel County on Sept. 17. According to police officers on the scene, they received reports around 3:30 p.m. about auto thefts that had taken place at a Sam’s Club, a Home Depot and the Annapolis Mall. Alleged victims of the thefts told… Read More »

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