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.
Jerry T says
Way to go APD!!! Another example of the finest municipal police department in the state.
Dave Yensan says
As Jerry says: “the finest municipal police department in the state.” What a shame the mayor and his puppet can’t see it that way.
vietnam vet says
Good work: Maybe the Mayor could tell them the same.
interested bystander says
One of the hardest type crimes to capture the culprit, when they hit and run over differnt states. Great Job!!!!!
Thor man says
This was not his first trip to Aberdeen, He was Arrested before for the same thing I believe, and The justice system put him back on the streets!!
He got out about 11 months ago or so, I think. There’d been a standing look out for this clown for the past few months and they got some good intel that he back in the area again so HCSO, MSP, and APD were set up watching the hotels in Edgewood, Riverside, and Aberdeen since that’s his MO. He just happened to show up in Aberdeen and not Riverside or Edgewood.
Regardless, good job by Aberdeen in catching him and good job to everyone involved, especially the auto theft guys.