A Hagerstown man with a long history of stealing vehicles was in Washington County District Court Thursday for a bail hearing on charges he stole a car assigned to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Charles Antonio Kemmerzell, 54, of 228 N. Locust St. is charged with theft of $10,000 to $100,000 and theft of a motor vehicle, according to court records.
Judge Mark D. Thomas raised his bail from $5,000 to $20,000, the records said.
The 2002 Dodge Neon was reported stolen from the rear of the state fire marshal’s Western Regional Office at 12 N. Jonathan St. on Monday morning, according to the statement of probable cause filed by Hagerstown police. The car was last seen at that address on Friday afternoon.
The car was located Tuesday morning on West Franklin Street. Deputy Fire Marshal Ed Ernst told police he found a receipt inside the vehicle from Wal-Mart, the charging documents said.