COLUMBIA, Md. — Three local men have been arrested after police say they may be involved in as many as 93 car break-ins in the Columbia area.
The Howard County Police Department say Davon Kyree Holden, 21, Tyres Deontay Holden, 20, and Brice Laron Robinson, 23, are charged with varying counts of theft scheme, theft, rogue and vagabond, malicious destruction of property and gun-related charges. Robinson is facing an additional gun charge, and a fourth suspect, Brooke Johnson, 21, faces gun charges but is not charged in the car break-ins.
Neighborhood Community Resource Officers say they were able to identify the men after following up on community complaints in the Hickory Ride area about suspected drug-dealing back in November.
Through an investigation, officers identified their suspects and conducted a search warrant at a home in the 11800 block of New Country Lane, the place where all three men live. There, officers recovered a handgun, a stolen shotgun, a sawed-off shotgun, suspected crack cocaine, drug distribution paraphernalia, as well as personal property reported stolen from a total of 93 vehicles dating back to March 2018.
Detectives say they were able to link some of the property to its owners after finding identifying information such as vehicle registrations, wallets, purses, work ID cards and tax documents. There are still multiple items that were stolen from the cars that have not been returned to their owners like cell phones, backpacks, jackets and tools.
Detectives are asking victims of car break-ins in the West Columbia area to leave a message at 410-313-STOP or email HCPDcrimetips@howardcountymd.gov with their contact information, description of the item and case number if applicable. Victims should call whether or not they filed an initial police report at the time of the theft.
Robinson and Johnson are being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center. Tyres Holden is currently held on $1,500 bond and Davon Holden is still in the booking process.