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Twenty-Eight Cases Of Thefts From Motor Vehicles Solved

(Abingdon, MD – November 19, 2009) On August 24, 2009, Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint for recovered stolen property discovered near Federal Lane, in the Abingdon area of Harford County. A number of wallets were located at the scene containing ID’s from various local Harford County residents. Further investigation led Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies to connect these items with other thefts from motor vehicles that had occurred this past summer. Comprehensive crime analysis, in conjunction with other investigative techniques, allowed the Southern Precinct Investigative Unit to link and clear over twenty-eight open cases in the Abingdon, Bel Air and Belcamp areas of Harford County that had occurred throughout the month of August 2009.

To date, an assortment of CD’s, DVD’s, knives, cell phones and various electronic devices such as MP3 players, PDA’s, and navigational devices were recovered. Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct Investigative Unit is requesting that any victims of recent thefts from motor vehicles in the areas listed below contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct at 410-612-1717 or SPInvestigativeUnit@harfordsheriff.org. Appointments can be scheduled for victims to determine if any of their belongings are among the recovered materials.

Specific locations that have been determined as connected in the aforementioned twenty-eight solved cases are:

Abingdon:
  • 3700 block Federal Lane;
  • 1400 block Academy Garth;
  • 1400 block McComas Lane;
  • 900 Hamburg Dr;
  • 3300 block of Pouska Drive;
  • 1100 block of Splashing Drive
Bel Air:
  • 100 & 300 Bright Oaks Drive;
  • 400 block Rambler Rd;
  • 500 block David Drive
Bel Camp:
  • 1400 block of Primerose Pl;
  • 1400 block of Tarragon Ct;
  • 4400 block of Danbury Square;
  • 1400 block of Sage Lane;
  • 1400 block of Golden Rod Ct;
  • 4400 block of Danbury Square

Resulting from the investigation, charges have been filed against the individuals listed below specifically in connection with thefts committed in the 500 block of David Drive in Bel Air MD:

  • Rita Lynn Cooper, 35, 900 block Paradise Road, Aberdeen MD;
  • Matthew William Richardson, 23, 900 block Paradise Road, Aberdeen MD;
  • William Franklin Richardson, 45, 900 block Paradise Road, Aberdeen MD;
  • Hope Lynn Edwards, 20, 3900 block of Pulaski Highway, Abingdon MD;
  • Daniel Scott Viar, 23, 3900 block of Pulaski Highway, Abingdon MD

The subjects are charged with Theft over $500.00, Theft less than $500.00, Rogue and Vagabond, Theft of a credit card, Use of a stolen credit card, and Theft Scheme over $500.00. They are also currently facing criminal indictments on the remaining twenty-eight connected cases. A Circuit Court date is pending.

News Release

November 19, 2009

Contacts:

  • Monica A. Worrell
    410-836-5463

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