Baltimore County Police have charged a Catonsville man in connection with vehicle theft and numerous thefts from autos.

On February 12 at 6:03 a.m., Baltimore County Police took an auto theft report in the 4800 block of Carmella Drive in Halethorpe. The victim reported that someone had taken her beige 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. Next to where her vehicle had been was a Jeep Cherokee. When officers checked the Jeep Cherokee, they discovered that the steering column was covered by a scarf and the ignition was destroyed. A records check on the vehicle revealed that it had been reported stolen in Baltimore City on February 10.

At 6:56 a.m., police responded to the 5000 block of Gateway Terrace in Halethorpe in reference to a theft report. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that a total of 28 vehicles in that area had their windows broken. Property was taken from some of those vehicles.

Officers later located the Volkswagen Jetta and observed a male suspect getting in it and driving away. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was taken into custody. Investigation has determined that the person taken into custody was responsible for the theft of the Jeep Cherokee from Baltimore City, theft of the Volkswagen Jetta, and the damage to and thefts from vehicles in the area of Carmella Drive.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old John Henry Quick II of Catonsville. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.