Arrests Made in Vehicle Thefts from Bayside Toyota

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (Feb. 11, 2008)—Several arrests have been made in the theft of seven new vehicles stolen from Bayside Toyota located at 1200 Solomons Island Road, Prince Frederick, Calvert County.

Six vehicles, totaling over $203,000, were discovered stolen on Monday, Dec. 10. The vehicles, all 2008 models, consisted of 2 Tundra pickup trucks, one white, one blue, a blue 4 door Sienna van, 2 Avalon sedans, both four door, one white, one black, and one red 4 Runner SUV. Police say several registration plates were also stolen.

Five days later on Saturday, Dec. 15, an employee of the business advised police that a 2008 silver Toyota Camry four door sedan, valued at $30,500, was stolen at 6:45 that morning as she was pulling into the dealership. The employee stated that she observed a light-colored 2 door Cadillac pull out of the dealership, followed by the Camry. Both vehicles then reportedly traveled southbound on Md. Rt. 4.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 a member of the New Carrollton Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a 2008 Toyota Avalon and determined that it was one of the vehicles stolen from Bayside Toyota. The driver was identified as 25-year-old Monique Antonett Lilly of Riverdale, Prince George's County, Maryland.

Sgt. Timothy Fridman, of the Calvert County Criminal Investigative Team (CIT), later obtained an arrest warrant on Lilly for burglary and theft over $500.

On Monday, Jan. 07, Lilly was arrested at her apartment located in Riverdale without incident.

While officers were at Lilly's residence, police say 21-year-old James Marvin Freeman arrived at the residence with Lilly's boyfriend. Special police officers from the apartment complex say they observed Freeman speak to Lilly before she was transported by the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office. The officers later observed Freeman leave the apartment complex and open the driver's side door of a 2008 white Toyota Tundra.

A Special police officer approached Freeman and Freeman fled the vehicle on foot. A foot chase ensued and Freeman was apprehended. Police say he was in possession of a stolen 9mm handgun along with two different Toyota vehicle keys.

The Tundra was later determined to be one of the vehicles stolen from Bayside Toyota. Freeman was charged in Prince George's County with theft over $500 and additional charges for the handgun.

On Thursday, Jan. 10, members of CIT, along the Prince George's County Special Operation Team and Auto Theft Unit, executed a search and seizure warrant on Lilly's apartment. Police say several items were collected as evidence from the apartment.

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Calvert County Sheriff's Office received information that one of the six Toyota vehicles (a 2008 Toyota Sienna van) could be located in the 2100 block of 2nd Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. The vehicle was later located on 22nd Street, N.E. No arrests were made at this time.

On Monday, Jan. 21, Sgt. Fridman received information that another one of the six stolen Toyota vehicles (a 2008 Toyota Avalon) had been recovered by the Prince George's County Police Department. A member of the Prince George's County Auto Theft Unit had initiated a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle. The driver was identified as a 24-year-old male from Capitol Heights, Maryland. Charges are pending against the suspect.

Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact the Calvert County Sheriff's Office at 410-535-2800 or Sgt. T. Fridman at 410-535-1600 x2547.

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