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Car Clouting Arrest Leads To Discovery Of Numerous Stolen Items

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Park Police officer Tim Wallace was dispatched to Hains Point Bay 13 around 6 p.m. on September 10th to investigate a report of a car clout in progress. Wallace met with a man who’d seen another man – later identified as Brandyn Green – break a window of his vehicle and take a GPS electronic device from the car. He yelled out to Green, who appeared to throw the device back into the vehicle, then attempted to flee toward another vehicle. Before he could make good on his effort to escape, though, the victim and other witnesses ran towards him, causing Green to jump out and flee on foot. An updated lookout was broadcast, and officers Jonothan Alto and Michael Alto stopped Green. He had fresh cuts on his elbow which appeared consistent with those that would be incurred in breaking glass. The victim positively identified him and Green was arrested. During the on-scene investigation, officers found that the vehicle Green attempted to flee in had been reported stolen. At the same time, officer Donald Houghton reported that a GPS device had been stolen earlier in the day from a car in the Tidal Basin parking lot. The owner of that vehicle said that her home address was locked into the device. Officers found a GPS device inside the stolen vehicle. It was turned on and it had the given address on it. Green was charged on multiple counts, including unauthorized use of a vehicle, theft from an auto, and destruction of private property. On September 12th, members of the Criminal Investigation Branch’s major crimes and narcotics and vice units from District One and officers from the Special Forces Branch served a warrant on Green’s residence. During the search, they found a large amount of stolen property, including new vehicle registration tags, clothing, electronic devices, jewelry, and loaded pistol magazines. They were seized. Green was at the residence and was arrested. Additional charges were added for theft, receiving stolen property, and unregistered ammunition. Detectives contacted the local police department to investigate whether Green is a suspect in any of their cases.


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