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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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