As the temperature begins to decrease, the chances of your vehicle being stolen increases, if you do not take the proper precautions, a case from over the weekend in Harford County highlights. Shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, a trooper from the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack attempted to conduct a traffic stop on westbound Route 22 at Sablewood Road in Bel Air, Maryland for a 2014 Hyundai Elantra that had been reported stolen in Pennsylvania. According to a preliminary investigation, after the trooper activated his emergency lights, he saw all four occupants of the Hyundai bail out of the vehicle before they fled southbound on Redfield Road. Shortly thereafter, the Bel Air Barrack received a call of another stolen vehicle on the 900 block of Pentwood Court in Bel Air, Maryland. This occurred just a few blocks away from the bailout on Sablewood Road. In the second case, the victim told investigators that he had walked outside to start up his 1997 silver Honda Civic to allow it to warm up that morning. The victim said that when he returned to his vehicle it was gone from its location. According to the Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, a […]
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