On April 19 at 3:37 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway near Talbot Street for a speeding violation.
The vehicle also displayed a fraudulent temporary registration plate and the driver did not possess a driver’s license. A computer check of the vehicle identification number revealed the car had been reported stolen from Pennsylvania.
The driver of the car, Andres Garcia-Lopez, 27, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. On April 19, Garcia-Lopez was released from the Charles County Detention Center by a district court commissioner after paying 10% of a $5,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing.