John Henry Quick, 29, was charged on 12 counts of theft, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, destruction of property and unauthorized removal of property, according to Maryland court records.
He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail as of Feb. 17, according to a release from county police.
Police said they received a call about a stolen 2004 Volkswagen Jetta in the 4800 block of Carmella Drive in Arbutus on Feb. 12 at 6:03 a.m.
Officers responded to the scene and found a Jeep Cherokee parked next to where the Jetta had been, police said.
When police checked the Jeep, they found the steering column covered by a scarf and the ignition destroyed, police said.
Police said a records check revealed the Jeep had been reported stolen in Baltimore City on Feb. 10.
Officers later were able to locate the stolen Jetta and took the driver into custody, police said.
Police identified the driver as John Quick.
Police charged Quick with the theft of both the Jetta and the Jeep.
He has also been charged in the theft and damage to the vehicles near the MARC train station the evening of Jan. 29, according to police.
In that incident, police found 28 cars with broken windows and some with missing items, police said.