Three arrested following recovery of stolen vehicle in OC

OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City Police say a license plate reader led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle early Thursday morning.

Just after 4:30 a.m., OC Police Communications issued a broadcast to officers that the reader alerted them that a stolen vehicle was entering Ocean City eastbound on Route 50. Officers were in the area of North Division Street and Baltimore Avenue when they saw the vehicle from the broadcast at the stoplight. Officers then tried to stop the vehicle in the area of 3rd Street and Baltimore Avenue, but the vehicle failed to stop and fled northbound on Baltimore Avenue.

Officers pursued the vehicle to the area of 45th Street and Coastal Highway, but eventually called off the chase due to safety concerns. After terminating the pursuit, the vehicle was seen turning onto Hitchens Avenue, and the three occupants of the vehicle got out and began fleeing on foot.

All three suspects were located in the area, two of which were located on private property marked with “Private Property No Trespassing” signs. All three were taken into custody without incident.

19-year-old Jasmine Carter of Valley Lee, MD, was held without bond on numerous charges, including motor vehicle unlawful taking, unauthorized removal of vehicle, theft $1500 to under $25000, attempt to elude police, and a number of traffic-related charges.

20-year-old Shaekwon Jackson of Lexington Park, MD, was charged with motor vehicle unlawful taking, unauthorized removal of vehicle, theft $1500 to $25000, obstructing & hindering, trespass posted property, attempt to elude police in official police vehicle by fleeing on foot, and attempt to elude uniformed police by fleeing on foot. He was later released on a $3,000 unsecured bond.

20-year-old Antonius Cartnail of Lexington Park, MD, was charged with motor vehicle unlawful taking, unauthorized removal of vehicle, theft $1500 to $25000, obstructing & hindering, trespass posted property, and attempt to elude police. He was released on personal recognizance.

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