Pair arrested in thefts from cars Tuesday morning


Two men were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with a series of thefts from autos on Highland Drive and Tall Pines Court, county police said.

Thieves broke into at least five cars and stole nearly $2,500 worth of property, including tools, stereo equipment, a television set and a $125 flashlight, police said.

Four of the cars were parked in the 300 block of Highland Drive; another was parked in the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court. Police said the break-ins occurred early Tuesday.

An Eastern District officer found one of the suspects sitting in a car in the 7800 block of Tall Pines Court shortly before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. A bag of tools, a flashlight, a radar detector, rubber gloves and assorted stereo equipment were in the car, police said. The suspect told the officer he was visiting the area and he had just bought the equipment.

The officer arrested Anthony W. Combs, 19, of the first block of Cedar Hill Road, on a rogue and vagabond charge. After being questioned, Mr. Combs told the officer he bought the items from a man who had stolen them, police said.

Using information provided by the first suspect, police arrested Corey G. Jenkins, 18, of the 6400 block of Colonial Knoll, at TC a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to the Eastern District, where he confessed, but said Mr. Combs stole the items, police said.

Both men were charged with two counts of theft over $300 and two counts of destruction to automobiles, police said.

Mr. Combs and Mr. Jenkins were released on their own recognizance, a spokeswoman for the District Court said.

Floating pads stolen from construction site

Thieves stole four floating pads worth $7,600 from a construction site at Interstate 97 and Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard sometime between July 1 and July 5, county police said.

The pads, which weigh about 60 to 80 pounds, keep pieces of equipment stable, said Maynard Ripple. Mr. Ripple, 70, works for the Williams Construction Co. Inc. in the 8600 block of Pulaski Highway in Baltimore. Williams Construction owns the floating pads.

Mr. Ripple reported the theft Monday, officials said. The thieves took the floating pads from a crane at the construction site, said police, who have no suspects.


* Woodside Square: Someone stole a radar detector and a stereo system worth $416 Monday from a car parked in the 500 block of Glen Court.

* Woods Edge: Someone stole a $400 car phone from a car parked in the 300 block of Highland Drive sometime between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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