Bowie Police Arrest Two on Theft Charges
Two men from Capitol Heights are charged with stealing packages from porches in Bowie.
Bowie police charged two men in the theft of a package from a home on Jenny Brook Court last Thursday, according to a police report.
Officers arrested the two suspects, identified from a home surveillance tape, that showed them allegedly stealing the UPS package.
Curtis Johnson, 18, and Tevin Smith, 20, both of Capitol Heights, were charged with theft. Police arrested them during a traffic stop and found numerous packages belonging to Bowie residents in the backseat of their car, according to a police report.
On Nov. 15, a victim on Jenny Brook Court called police and reported that a package had been stolen and gave police a surveillance tape that showed a man exiting a maroon Mercury Sable, running up onto the porch, stealing the package and getting back into the car, police said.
Officers were canvassing the area in search of the vehicle when another resident reported seeing the car. Police spotted a car matching that description a short distance away and performed the traffic stop.
Police said Johnson and Curtis were both in the vehicle and several packages were in the backseat. After inspecting the packages police found they belonged to various residents in the neighborhood and arrested both suspects and charged them with theft, according to the report.
The case is still under investigation, police said.