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Police Arrest Man in Motorcycle Theft

A Capitol Heights man has been charged after police said they found him on a motorcycle on Goldsborough Drive Thursday morning.

Anne Arundel County police said they arrested a man in connection with a motorcycle theft early Thursday in Odenton. 

Police said in a news release that about 12:40 a.m. they responded to a report of a theft in progress in the 100 block of Goldsborough Dr. Officers spotted a man riding a motorcycle and began approaching him.

The suspect then rode the motorcycle onto the sidewalk of Town Center Boulevard and ran off into a wooded area, police said. 

Officers chased the man into the woods and apprehended him, police said. 

Police identified the man as Darren Jerome Barnes, 21, of Capitol Heights. He has been charged with theft and fourth-degree burglary, as well as rogue and vagabond, a misdemeanor charge related to theft of a motor vehicle. 

Anne Arundel County police issued the following tips to help prevent motorcycle theft: 

  • Lock your ignition and remove the key
  • Lock the forks or disc brakes with locks that have large, brightly-colored tags
  • Add an audible alarm to your motorcycle
  • At home, store your bike out of sight in a locked garage or shed
  • If parking in a garage, block your bike with automobiles
Mark September 16, 2012 at 03:57 PM
I guess Prince Georges County doesn't have enough good stuff to steal so he had to come to Anne Arundel. When I lived in PG county a miscreant came from DC to steal my vehicle.

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