Three men arrested, 250 bootleg video tapes seized Baltimore police also find bogus brand-name items

September 01, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore police reported the arrests of three men Saturday and the seizure of bootleg movie videotapes and counterfeit brand-name merchandise.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a city police spokeswoman, said the arrests resulted from an investigation into distribution and sales of bootleg videos in cooperation with the Motion Picture Association.

Police had received information on a shipment coming to Baltimore, including the description of the vehicle -- a 1997 GMC Jimmy truck -- and its driver. The vehicle was stopped in the 5900 block of Frankford Ave.

Seized were 250 bootleg videotapes, including such current releases as "Copland," "Spawn," "Absolute Power" and "Men in Black," and counterfeit clothing, accessories and watches.

Police identified those arrested and charged with copyright and trademark violations as Wayne A. Streat, 46, of the 1600 block of E. Chase St.; Kevin DeWayne Foster, 38, of the 5600 block of Arnhem Road; and Donald Leroy Callen Jr., 34, of the 3100 block of Cliftmont Ave.

Pub Date: 9/01/97

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