Two adults, teen charged in string of thefts from vehicles

January 17, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

Two adults and a 17-year-old have been arrested in a string of thefts from vehicles last November in the Robinwood Drive area, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Lauron Zacharie Hoyle, 22, of Walkersville, Md., and a 17-year-old girl from Gaithersburg, Md., both face dozens of charges in connection with the thefts that occurred Nov. 19 and Nov. 26.

In addition, Tonya Ann Hinnant, 25, of Frederick, Md., was charged with theft scheme and malicious destruction of property in the thefts.

Police said in December they were investigating about $10,000 in thefts from vehicles and about $5,000 in damage to vehicles on streets near Hagerstown Community College. Most of the thefts occurred on Mahogany Drive, Kellys Lane and Cristins Circle, police said.


Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff's Department worked in conjunction with Maryland State Police and the Frederick City Police Department.

A credit card stolen from one of the vehicles was used in Frederick, police said.

Hoyle and the 17-year-old girl each face the following charges:

· one count of theft scheme over $500

· one count of theft conspiracy over $500

· one count of malicious destruction of property over $500

· one count of using/disclosing credit card numbers

· six counts of credit card theft

· 14 counts of malicious destruction of property under $500

· one count of malicious destruction of property over $500

· four counts of theft over $500

· eight counts of theft under $500

· two counts of theft under $100

· one count of attempted theft under $500

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