An Aberdeen man and an Edgewood man were arrested Monday on charges related to thefts from and of motor vehicles after a Belcamp resident called police to report suspicious activity.
Brian Dea Cowan, 24, of the 400 block of Paradise Road in Aberdeen, and Devin Patrick Laing, 25, of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, were arrested Monday morning and charged with stealing one vehicle and taking items from nine others—five of them locked, according to police.
deputies responded to a call about 6 a.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Chapel Gate Place in Belcamp, where a silver Ford F-150 truck fled the scene when police arrived.
Deputies followed the vehicle to Riverside Shopping Center, where the two men were arrested. According to a report, Cowan told police he bought the truck from a “black guy” in Aberdeen for $50.
Police said they determined the vehicle was stolen and notified the owner, a Belcamp resident, who said he was not aware his truck was missing.
Laing faces one charge of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, one charge of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, one charge of theft between $1,000 and $10,000, four charges of theft less than $100, three charges of theft less than $1,000, and nine charges of “rogue and vagabond.”
Cowan faces one charge of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, one charge of attempting to unlawfully take a motor vehicle, one charge of theft between $10,000 and $100,000, three charges of theft between $1,000 and $10,000, one charge of attempted theft between $1,000 and $10,000, five charges of theft less than $1,000, one charge of theft less than $100, one charge of malicious destruction of property worth more than $500, one charge of malicious destruction of property worth less than $500, and nine charges of “rogue and vagabond.”
Among the items police say were stolen from cars were GPS devices, a gold diamond ring, an air compressor, iPods, cell phones, a subwoofer and a bottle of Naproxen.
Cowan faces 13 additional charges, including driving while impaired by alcohol, stemming from an unrelated incident handled by the Maryland State Police on Jan. 22.