2 Charged in Rodgers Forge Vehicle Thefts

Police said the pair was also connected to additional vehicle thefts in Towson and Baltimore City.

Two North Baltimore men were arrested after allegedly stealing property from vehicles in the Rodgers Forge community.

Brian Becker, 21, and John Fortin, 19, face multiple counts of theft-related charges, Baltimore County police said.

Officers responded to the area of Stanmore Road and Stevensone Lane at 5:23 a.m. Saturday after a witness reported seeing two men checking door handles on vehicles, wrote Cathleen Batton, a police spokeswoman, in an email. The thieves had fled on foot by the time police arrived.

Batton wrote that officers set up a perimeter and requested K9 units. She said Becker, of the 1500 block of West 36th Street, was arrested in the 100 block of Stevenson Lane and was found in possession of GPS devices, loose change, a debit card and a credit card taken from targeted vehicles.

Fortin, of the 3600 block of Keswick Avenue, was arrested minutes later at the rear of the home next door to the one Becker was located at, according to police. He was also allegedly in possession of stolen property—GPS devices and iPods.

Batton said the two were tied to nine vehicle thefts in the 200 block of South Tyrone Road, and three additional thefts in Baltimore City.

Becker is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $3,000 bail and Fortin was released after posting $1,500 bail, police said.

Police are looking to locate the owners of recovered property, and the investigation is ongoing.

Needaname January 30, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Yay - for the BCPD. Good job ! I still do not like them, but good work !
MELVIN VAN ARSDALE III January 30, 2013 at 10:02 PM
You dont like them? Must be because you or your mom got busted for something...
Lablover January 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Needaname, it's BCoPD for Baltimore County Police Department, BCPD for Baltimore City Police Department. Can you explain why you don't like them? What did YOU do to have that feeling?
Holton F. Brown January 31, 2013 at 04:10 PM
melvin and lab ... i've found that when someone is a cop hater..it's because they've been busted or in some other way "wronged" by a LEO .. I used to work for a media outlet .. and everytime 5here was a funeral for a LODD LEO he'd call to complain about the disruption to traffic .. then after a while I noticed he had the same number (on caller ID) as a guy who complained about over enthusiastic judges and cops in DUI cases ..
Tom Kiefaber July 18, 2013 at 10:48 AM
"Fortin, of the 3600 block of Keswick Avenue, was arrested minutes later at the rear of the home next door to the one Becker was located at, according to police." Sp where's he AT now, Hon ;-)


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