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License Plate Reader Helps OCPD Locate Stolen Vehicle

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Rontari Warren and Traquan Spady Rontari Warren and Traquan Spady

OCEAN CITY, Md.– Ocean City police say a license plate reader recently helped them locate a stolen vehicle, the man who stole it and a second man wanted for violating probation.

According to their department, the town’s communications office received an alert from a license plate reader at around 11:15 a.m. Aug. 27 regarding a stolen vehicle on Route 50. Police said it was stolen from Accomack County, Va.. Using a description of the vehicle broadcast by dispatchers, officers located it parked in the area of Worcester Street and Philadelphia Avenue. Police said they detained three men who were inside the vehicle.

According to responding officers, Traquan Spady, 18, of Eastville, Va., was in the driver’s seat with an open container of alcohol. Police learned another one of the men, Rontari Warren, 21, of Birdsnest, Va., was wanted in Columbia, S.C., for probation violation for second-degree burglary. Police said the third man was released on scene. Police also say a handgun located near the scene a short time later was determined to have been thrown out of the vehicle by Warren as officers approached.

Warren was charged with possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm after a prior felony conviction and knowingly altering a firearm’s identification number. Spady was charged with theft, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of an open container.

Police said both men were transferred to the Worcester County Jail, where Warren was ordered held held on $100,000 bail. Spady was later released on $30,000 bail.

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