Howard County man held on burglary, theft charges

March 01, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

A 22-year-old Howard County man, arrested Friday after a car chase from Hampstead to Westminster, was being held yesterday on $10,000 bond on charges of burglary and theft from a Hughes Shop Road home last month.

Charles Edward Shoop of the 7300 block of Washington Blvd. was apprehended by a state trooper during a foot chase after he and at least one other person "bailed out" of a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am on Logan Drive, just north of Cranberry Mall, according to state police.

Investigators said they believe Mr. Shoop and an 18-year-old from Westminster were using a stolen car Friday during a break-in at a home on Dover Road in Upperco, Baltimore County. Police said the chase started when the car was seen traveling toward Hampstead after the break-in.

Mr. Shoop had the keys to the car, which had been reported stolen last Tuesday, in his pocket. State police said they used the keys to open the trunk and found silverware and several videocassette recorders.

Investigators obtained a search and seizure warrant for the Bond Street home of the 18-year-old and recovered additional stolen electronic equipment, according to state police.

A search continues for the Bond Street resident, police said.

During the Hughes Shop Road burglary Feb. 22, intruders forced open a door to the house and stole a television, videocassette recorder, camera and keys to a 1989 Pontiac, which they also took.

Investigators said the Dover Road resident returned home about noon Friday and surprised an intruder in her house.

She gave police a description of the getaway car, a 1989 Pontiac, and police chased a vehicle of that description to Westminster, where they apprehended Mr. Shoop.

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