Four arrested in spate of car vandalism, thefts

January 10, 1995|By Gregory P. Kane | Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer

An Odenton man remained in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center yesterday on $84,000 bail, charged with stealing from and vandalizing cars in shopping center and high school parking lots from Pasadena to Millersville over three months, county police said.

Aaron Mark Russell, 18, of the 2300 block of Chapel Hill Blvd. turned himself in at the Western District station shortly before 4:30 p.m. Thursday and confessed, according to police and charging documents in Annapolis District Court.

He was charged with 19 counts of felony theft, five counts of misdemeanor theft and 17 counts of malicious destruction of property.

Three 17-year-olds -- two boys from Severn and a girl from Glen Burnie -- were charged as juveniles in eight of the cases, police said.

Detective Edward Bergin of the department's Western District said the four are charged with stealing $14,901.24 worth of property, most of it car stereos, and causing about $5,512.84 in damage to the cars.

The rash of thefts started Oct. 9 with the theft of more than $300 worth of stereo equipment from a car parked on the lot at Marley Station. It ended Dec. 10, when a window in a 1978 Ford truck on the lot of the Pasadena Shopping Center in the 8100 block of Jumpers Hole Road, was smashed and two cassette tapes were stolen, according to the charging documents.

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