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Three Charged with Breaking into Cars at Gambrill State Park

The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) arrested three people on June 23 for breaking and entering into parked vehicles at Gambrill State Park.

Officers were staked out on a trailhead lot in the park when they observed someone enter into a parked vehicle with a “slim-jim,” a device used to unlock vehicles. When officers approached the subject he tried to flee in a white van. Officers stopped the vehicle and found two other people inside, along with supplies used for breaking into cars.

Scott Owens, 39 of Bowie, Ernest Allen, 38 of Gaithersburg, and Luis Rivera, 44 of Bowie, were arrested and charged with Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle – Rogue and Vagabond, Breaking and Entering a Motor Vehicle to Steal Property, and Conspiracy to Commit Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle. Rivera and Owens were held by a Frederick County Court commissioner on $25,000 bond, and Allen was held on $10,000 bond.

Those with information on this or similar crimes in Frederick County, please contact NRP Sgt. Brian Noon at 410-260-8888.