Police arrest seven on auto theft charges

March 15, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

Seven Baltimore residents, including two juveniles, were arrested and charged with conspiracy, felony theft and misdemeanor theft after vehicles were tampered with on the parking lot at a Sykesville apartment complex early Saturday.

State police said they received a call about 5:30 a.m. concerning occupants of two automobiles driving around the parking lot and allegedly tampering with vehicles parked there. When officers arrived, they saw the two cars and stopped both vehicles on the parking lot.

But when one trooper got out of his patrol car to walk toward one car, the driver put the vehicle in reverse and backed about 200 feet away, where he stopped. Three men fled from the car on foot.

Other troopers detained four people in the other car.

Two men who matched the descriptions of those who fled from the blue car were arrested a short distance away and the third men was located nearby, police said.

State police checked both cars and learned that the blue one had been stolen in Owings Mills Friday.

Michael Harris, 18, Lazette Reeves, 19, Lavonda Fisher, 18, Sterling Gray, 20, and Donte Sweeney, 19, and two juveniles were charged with auto theft, misdemeanor theft and conspiracy, according to state police.

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