Thefts lead to 2 men and 2 boys in custody in Maryland
On Sept. 17 at approximately 3:30 p.m., Anne Arundel County police officers responded to a call to three separate locations in Annapolis. One was the Annapolis Mall. The other two were Sam’s Club and Home Depot. The report involved multiple thefts from vehicles in the parking lots that included an iPad, tools, GPS units and computers, according to victims’ reports to police.
Detectives from the Anne Arundel County TPU and DDU as well as Prince Georges County detectives cooperated to find the men. They reported that they discovered a 56-year-old man and a 52-year-old man at a pawnshop in Bladensburg, which is in Prince George’s County, as they allegedly tried to pawn the items that had been reported stolen. One of the men matched a witness’ description.
The men were taken into custody and brought to Anne Arundel County. They were charged with two counts each of theft under $10,000 as well as theft under $1,000.
In other news, two teenage boys were observed by witnesses allegedly destroying property at Davidsonville Park around 11 a.m. the same day. According to those witnesses, two vehicles were driving on the field area. When police officers arrived on the scene, they observed some field damage. After traffic stops and canvassing the area, they found two description-matching dirt and mud covered vehicles. The two 17-year-old operators of the vehicles were cited for juvenile destruction of property.
When anyone is charged with theft, they could find themselves facing severe consequences in the event of a conviction. An attorney could help by disputing the charges and presenting possible evidence if the rights of the accused were violated. In some cases, an attorney could ultimately get the charges dropped. Parents of juveniles who are cited for a crime based on a witness’ account could be helped by an attorney as well.
Source: WBAL-TV, “Police: 2 men arrested in car theft spree in Annapolis “, Saliqa Khan, September 18, 2014