New charges filed against Pa. suspect

February 08, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Westminster police have connected a Littlestown, Pa., man accused of robbing a convenience store to the theft of three Chevrolet Camaros during the Christmas holiday.

On Saturday, police charged Dennis Lee Walls Sr., 20, of East King Street with three counts of car theft and conspiracy to commit car theft.

Melissa Ann Deemer, 20, of the same address, faces the same charges.

Mr. Walls already was in custody in the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bail, facing charges of armed robbery, assault, battery and false imprisonment related to the convenience store theft.

He also is being held on the car theft charges in lieu of $25,000 full bond. Ms. Deemer was free on $25,000 bail.

Police said a man and a woman stole three Camaros between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4.

Two of the vehicles were stolen from Cranberry Mall and a third was taken from Wal-Mart, police said.

As part of an investigation Jan. 5, officers followed the couple to Littlestown and found evidence connecting them to the car thefts, police said.

Mr. Walls was charged Jan. 14 with the armed robbery of the Union Mills General Store the night before. Police discovered a car that had been stolen from a Kmart parking lot in eastern Baltimore County at a county hotel, where Mr. Walls was arrested.

Police have said the Camaros -- which were found in Finksburg, Silver Run and on Stone Road north of Westminster -- have been returned to their owners.

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