Westminster man indicted on burglary charges, arrested for alleged car theft

Carroll County Times

A Westminster man was indicted on burglary and theft charges, and charged with alleged car theft on Aug. 2.

Anthony Jakob Mackie-Harvey, of the unit block of Washington Lane, was indicted on one count each of first-degree burglary, theft of property valued between $100 and $1,500, and destruction of property valued less than $1,000. That same day, Mackie-Harvey was charged with the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. He was being held on $7,500 bond as of Aug. 14, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, statement of charges from the July 11 incident, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at 5:40 p.m. when residents of a Westminster home reported their front door was damaged and appeared to have been forced in. The 6-inch monitor for the home’s security system was missing, but video footage from the security system identified a man in blue shorts with a white tank top entering the residence about four hours before the incident was reported.

The man in the footage was recognized by one of the residents of the home to be Mackie-Harvey, according to the statement.

Mackie-Harvey admitted he had been to the home, but said knocking down the door was an accident. He then told police he entered the home and took a Gatorade from the refrigerator, but did not rummage through or remove anything else, the report states. He also told police he returned to the home in an attempt to fix the door but was unable to do so.

The damage is estimated to be around $150. For these charges, Mackie-Harvey was indicted on Aug. 2.

Also on Aug. 2, Mackie-Harvey was charged with one count each of theft of property valued between $15,000 and $25,000, the unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and destruction of property valued at $1,000 for another incident on July 11, according the other statement of charges.

Police responded to a call around 12:30 p.m. that day from a person known to Mackie-Harvey who said they had information on a stolen vehicle, the report states.

The person told the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office that Mackie-Harvey had bragged about stealing a GMC Denali when keys were left inside and the doors left unlocked, according to the statement. After stealing the car, he traded it for drugs, the person told the police.

In an interview at Central Booking seven days later, Mackie-Harvey denied stealing the vehicle, according to the report, stating he was picked up in it to “score some drugs” in Baltimore before being dropped off again.

His earliest upcoming court date is scheduled for Sept. 14, according to electronic court records.

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