3 men are arrested after car thefts
Three men were arrested last week after thefts from cars parked in a Long Reach neighborhood that has been plagued recently with break-ins and car thefts.
Police arrested a 17-year-old Baltimore youth early Sunday night for stealing a car and other items in the 8900 block of Tamar Drive.
Police responding to a 3 a.m. call at the Bentana East apartment complex say they found the youth in a Chevrolet Lumina van with a damaged steering column. Police say they found cameras, cassette tapes, sporting equipment and a TV, among other items, inside the van, which had been reported stolen from Baltimore city.
Police received six calls Sunday from nearby residents whose cars had been broken into. Police said most of the items residents reported stolen were found in the van.
The youth was charged with car theft and multiple counts of theft.
Early Saturday morning, police arrested two Anne Arundel men on Cloudleap Court, also for allegedly stealing items from cars.
Police charged Darrin Curtis Jackson, 20, of the 8300 block in Severn, and a 17-year-old Hanover youth with theft and being a rogue and a vagabond.
Police say they found tools used to break into cars as well as car stereos in their possession. Police are investigating whether all three suspects may be connected with earlier thefts in Long Reach.
Here are other crimes reported to Howard County police:
8100 block of Sealight Lane: An unlocked sliding door was entered overnight Thursday. A camcorder and a purse were stolen.
6400 block of Dobbin Center Way: A window at Video Place was broken. Cash was taken. Videos and other equipment were left behind.
6600 block of Dobbin Center Way: A door lock was twisted off at the Pizza-on-Wheels store overnight Saturday. Cash and lunch meats from a walk-in freezer were stolen.
6400 block of Dobbin Road: A door lock was twisted off overnight Friday at Sushi-King Restaurant. Cash and wine were stolen.
Alexander Bell Drive and Columbia Gateway: A padlock from Stop Inc. was removed from a storage door overnight Thursday. Copper piping was stolen.
8700 block of Tamar Drive: A 1984 Pontiac Bonneville was reported stolen overnight Sunday.
5900 block of Tamar Drive: A screw was found in the ignition of a 1989 Honda Accord overnight Sunday.
6000 block of Majors Lane: A 1984 Toyota Corolla was reported stolen overnight Saturday.
6000 block of Majors Lane: A 1985 Toyota Corolla was reported stolen Sunday.
9700 Gudel Drive: An open garage was entered overnight Saturday and a bike was stolen.
6500 block of Waterloo Road: A door was pried open Friday. Cash, jewelry and pictures were taken.
7800 block of Rappannock Drive: Police responded to an alarm overnight Saturday. A window of Lancaster Foods was smashed.
9400 block of U.S. 1: A window was smashed with a rock over the weekend. Cash was stolen.
3300 block of Sharp Road: An open garage was entered between July 29 and Saturday. Tools were taken.