The Westminster Police Department arrested Donald A. Ealy on 18 new charges related to thefts from motor vehicles and tampering with motor vehicles between May 31 and June 6

The Westminster Police Department issued the following media release:

Update: On Monday, June 7, 2021, Donald A. Ealy was arrested on an arrest warrant, and charged with a total of eighteen (18) new criminal charges following an investigation by the Westminster Police Department into thefts from motor vehicles and tampering with motor vehicles that occurred between the dates of May 31 and June 6, 2021. These crimes occurred in the Stonegate, Webster Street, Meadow Branch, and Fenby Farm neighborhoods after Mr. Ealy was charged on May 27. Mr. Ealy was identified through residential video surveillance systems. Detectives also recovered stolen property from a hotel room where Mr. Ealy was staying.

At the time of this release, Mr. Ealy is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $7,000 bond.

Please contact D/Cpl. William Long if you have information related to these or any similar incidents. D/Cpl. Long can be reached at (410) 848-3918. Citizens are reminded to lock their vehicles and to keep valuables secure and out of sight.

Original: On Thursday May 27, 2021, Donald A. Ealy (40 YOA) was charged with a total of thirteen (13) criminal charges, including counts of Theft, Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, and Rogue and Vagabond, following an investigation conducted by detectives and officers with the Westminster Police Department.

Police determined that Mr. Ealy was responsible for entering and stealing from motor vehicles located in the Meadow Creek and Carroll Meadows communities between the dates of May 10 and May 23, 2021. Detectives were able to identify Mr. Ealy through video surveillance. Additionally, detectives found Mr. Ealy in possession of items stolen from some of the vehicles. During a police interview, Mr. Ealy admitted to the thefts.


Here is the Media Release published on social media on June 8th:


Note: Hopefully my OCR program did not make any errors in the text above.

Scott E

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