Man charged in thefts from lots by BWI D.C. man is also accused of leading police on chase

September 12, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

An article in yesterday's editions of The Sun in Anne Arundel about a man arrested on charges of burglarizing cars near Baltimore-Washington International Airport incorrectly identified the police agency that made the arrest.

Maryland Transportation Authority police arrested the man.

The Sun regrets the error.

A Washington man who police believe broke into at least six cars at hotels near Baltimore-Washington International Airport was arrested yesterday after a high-speed chase around airport property, Mass Transit Administration police said.

Anthony Deal Malone, 21, of the 2300 block of 11th St. was charged with felony theft, auto theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle, malicious destruction of property, possession of burglary tools, disobeying police orders, speeding, driving without headlights, fleeing and eluding police, reckless driving, failure to control speed to avoid a collision, running a stoplight and driving without a license.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

He was being held at the MTA police station at BWI.

An off-duty state trooper working as a security guard for the Sheraton International Hotel in the 7000 block of Elm Road about midnight Wednesday saw two men standing near a 1995 Dodge Caravan.

As he walked past, the hotel guard looked through the open windows and saw that the van's ignition had been popped out.

The guard informed an MTA police officer in the area, who approached one of the men while the guard followed the other one into the hotel, then back into the parking lot, where the man entered the van and drove off, police spokesman Lori Vidil said.

The man drove the van past the other man, who was being interviewed by the MTA officer. The officer ordered the van driver to stop, but he sped off and the officer radioed for help, police said.

Other officers soon joined the chase, which wound out of the Sheraton parking lot, onto Scott Drive, north on Elm Road, west on Aviation Boulevard and east on Dorsey Road. The van driver turned off his headlights during the chase, police said.

The pursuit ended when the van crashed into a 1991 Hyundai Sonata driven by a 22-year-old Arbutus man, whom police would not identify. Both drivers refused medical treatment.

MTA police arrested the van driver and found that he was wanted in Washington for failure to appear in court on charges of receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Police searched the van and found purses, briefcases, stereo faceplates, a pager, clothing and cash taken from at least six cars parked at the Sheraton and nearby Suisse Chalet hotel, police said.

The second man and another man who had been seen with the suspect were questioned by police and released.

Pub Date: 9/12/96

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