On April 19 at 3:37 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Crain Highway near Talbot Street for a speeding violation. The vehicle also displayed a fraudulent temporary registration plate and the driver did not possess a driver’s license. A computer check of the vehicle identification number revealed the car had been reported stolen from Pennsylvania. The driver of the car, Andres Garcia-Lopez, 27, of Philadelphia, was arrested and charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. On April 19, Garcia-Lopez was released from the Charles County Detention Center by a district court commissioner after paying 10% of a $5,000 bond. The investigation is ongoing.
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Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.