Pa. man held, 2 men sought in theft

July 16, 1993|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

Taneytown police have arrested a York County, Pa., man and are searching for two Westminster men in connection with an auto break-in and the theft of a stereo system and a radar detector.

Troy A. Swindell, 20, was captured by Officer Edward Ingel of the Taneytown police at 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Officer Ingel reported that he became suspicious when he saw two men at the rear of a car parked in the 300 block of E. Baltimore St. carrying two large stereo speakers.

As the officer stopped his car, the men dropped the speakers and fled into a field. About the same time, the driver of a car parked 100 feet away turned off his lights, apparently to avoid discovery.

Officer Ingel reported that he arrested Mr. Swindell, whom he suspected of waiting for the other two men, who had broken into a vehicle belonging to Aaron Whitaker and removed the stereo system.

Mr. Swindell, who was charged with theft of the articles taken from the car, was released on $5,000 bond.

Police said the stereo radio and radar detector, valued at more than $1,500, were carried by one of the men who fled.

Police said they know the names and addresses of the two suspects, who had been visiting a house in Taneytown, and expect them to surrender.

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