Two men charged with thefts at Davidsonville park-and-ride

March 01, 1996|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

County police have charged two men Wednesday with auto break-ins at a Davidsonville park-and-ride lot, and said they also are suspects in Northern Virginia and Washington thefts.

William Taylor, 35, of the 7900 block of 18th Ave. in Adelphi and Anthony Malone, 21, of the 2300 block of 11th St. in Washington were charged with felony theft, misdemeanor theft and being "rogues and vagabonds." Mr. Malone also was charged with possession of crack cocaine.

Each was held at the county Detention Center in lieu of $2,500 bail.

The men are suspects in the theft of a 1985 Oldsmobile from Washington on Monday, and the theft of a jacket and three $500 savings bonds from a car in Arlington, Va., police said.

Officers were called to the Davidsonville lot shortly after 8:30 a.m. to check on a report of men tampering with cars there. When officers arrived, they found a blue 1995 Chevrolet van idling on the lot with the window down.

The steering column had been broken and the stereo and other items were missing from the van, police said. Two other cars on the lot had been broken into.

Police saw a man running across the lot and chased him over barbed-wire fences before catching him. They arrested a second man in the parking lot and seized the Oldsmobile stolen in Washington.

In the car they found the owner's automated bank card, the jacket and savings bonds reported stolen from Arlington and stereo equipment and compact discs from three cars in the lot.

In the Oldsmobile, officers also found a pipe and a substance that later tested positive for crack cocaine, police said.

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