Two men were charged Saturday in the theft of two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) after state police stopped a pickup truck in Taneytown, authorities said.
Trooper Bryan Pearre stopped the men to ask about a missing license plate on the back of a trailer being pulled by the truck. Police said one of three ATVs matched the description of one reported stolen Friday in Taneytown.
The trooper checked identification numbers and found that two of the three ATVs were stolen.
Anthony Harvey, 26, of Muscadine, Ala., and John Gann, 31, of Tallapoosa, Ga., were charged with two counts of theft over $300 and two counts of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, court records show.
Harvey, the driver, also received a ticket for improperly displaying a license plate. He was released Sunday after paying $7,500 bail.
Gann was released Saturday on an unsecured $10,000 bond, court records show.
One ATV, valued at $4,500, was stolen Friday from a home in the 800 block of Washington Road in Westminster, police said. The other, valued at $4,400, was stolen early Saturday from a home in the 2400 block of Trevanion Road in Taneytown, police said.
Union Bridge man, 20, charged in Detour burglary
A Union Bridge man was arrested early Sunday in a burglary at the Village Store in Detour.
The store owner and two witnesses told police that a man broke through the front door about 12: 15 a.m. and stole several hundred lottery tickets and a ticket dispenser.
Troopers went to a home in Union Bridge, where they arrested a suspect after finding a loaded pistol in his vehicle. During a search of the home, police said, officers found lottery tickets and a ticket dispenser.
Jason R. McCauley, 20, was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary, theft over $300, malicious destruction of property, carrying a handgun and using a handgun in the commission of a felony, police said.
Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 10: 17 p.m. Saturday to burning hay bales in the 3000 block of Roop Road. Units were out 45 minutes.
Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 11: 46 a.m. Friday to fallen electrical wires on Trevanion Road. Units were out 31 minutes.
Pub Date: 4/15/97