From Aberdeen Police Department:
(Aberdeen, Maryland) February 1 2010 – David Lamont Jones 43, of Chester Pennsylvania is suspected of stealing numerous work vans and trucks in multiple states. Over the last several years Jones would target motels stealing a work type vehicles. Jones would than drive the stolen vehicle to another location, usually out of state, abandon the vehicle and steal another.
On February 1, 2010 Aberdeen Officers from the Rapid Response Team and Criminal Investigation Section were conducting surveillance near motels in the west end of the City in an attempt to apprehend Jones.
At about 12:30 AM officers observed a white Ford van pull to the rear of the Clarion Hotel and park. Officers pulled behind the van as the driver, Jones, exited and after seeing the police Jones got back in the van and fled. After a short chase Jones fled on foot after bailing out of the vehicle. A K-9 unit from the Havre de Grace Police Department was requested as officers established a perimeter.
A foot search was conducted for Jones; he was located hiding in some bushes near the LaQuinta Inn on West Bel Air Avenue.
Jones has been charged with motor vehicle theft and several traffic violations, including fleeing and eluding. Jones will face additional charges in Delaware
Jones is currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $250,000.00 bond.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Kirk Bane, Criminal Investigation Section, at 410-272-2121.