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Two men face theft charges after officer makes traffic stop


County police arrested two Annapolis men on theft charges Sunday after an officer discovered that the tags on the car the men were riding in had been stolen.

According to a report, police stopped a car on Route 214 in Edgewater about 1 a.m. Sunday because the driver crossed the center line twice.

The man who was driving said he did not have a driver's license. But the man in the passenger seat said he had asked the other man to drive his car because he was drunk, police said.

When the officer checked the car and its tags through the police computer, he learned that the tags had been reported stolen Thursday and that the car was not registered with the Motor Vehicle Administration. He also confirmed that the driver did not have a license.

Police arrested the driver, Henry Alan Estep, 22, of the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road, and the passenger, Manuel Javier Zertuche, 49, of the 200 block of Victor Parkway in Annapolis, and charged them with theft and traffic violations they would not specify.

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