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License plate thefts difficult to prevent
License plate thefts difficult to prevent

Late last month, Baltimore County police responded to two incidents of license plate theft on Yarnall Road in Baltimore Highlands. While a missing tag might not seem like much, it can lead to bigger problems. When a driver is caught without both plates, the fine is $70, according to Cpl. John Wachter, public information officer with the Baltimore County Police. According to the Motor Vehicle Administration website, the cost to replace lost, stolen or damages tags is $20. Some stolen plates seem to disappear forever, but others show up later on stolen or unregistered cars, Wachter said. Making it more difficult to recover stolen vehicle tags, he added, is the fact that people often...