Saturday, November 19, 2011

Auto Theft Alleged

SNOW HILL -- A Pocomoke woman was arrested on auto theft charges this week after allegedly swiping a motor vehicle belong to a Pocomoke business.

Around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police troopers responded to a residence in Pocomoke for a reported auto theft. The troopers met with the victim, who told police a 1998 Mercury Mystique belonging to Nock’s Tire Service had been taken from the residence. The victim told police the suspect, later identified as Rebecca Lynn Bell, 40, of Pocomoke, had likely taken the vehicle and that she didn’t have permission to do so. The victim told police Bell lived in a separate apartment at the residence.

A description of the stolen vehicle and the suspect was broadcasted. A short time later, Pocomoke Police observed the vehicle in the area of Old Snow Hill Rd. and initiated a traffic stop. Pocomoke Police identified the driver as Bell and she was taken into custody.

Bell was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving while suspended


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