High Speed Chases Leads to Numerous Charges

January 25, 2013

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Ray Kinzer, 20 of Chesapeake Beach

During the time frame of September 2012 through December 2012 there were numerous occurrences of thefts from motor vehicles in the Chesapeake Beach and North Beach area of Calvert County. On November 5, 2012 a suspicious vehicle was observed by a homeowner in the area of Chesapeake Village in Chesapeake Beach. The homeowner called 911 and deputies responded to the area and a high speed pursuit ensued with the suspicious vehicle, later known to be stolen. The suspicious vehicle struck a guardrail in the Randal’s Cliff area and became disabled. Ray Kinzer, 20 of Chesapeake Beach, was later apprehended. Kinzer was linked to several recent thefts from automobiles in the Chesapeake Beach area and several search warrants were executed by members of the Calvert Investigative Team. Numerous stolen items were recovered and returned to several of the victims. A second suspect in the thefts was identified as John Letcher, 19, also of Chesapeake Beach. Ray Kinzer and John Letcher were both charged for fourteen open cases of thefts from automobiles.

Investigation further revealed that a group of juveniles were also stealing from unlocked vehicles in the Chesapeake Beach and North Beach area. Members of the Calvert Investigative Team conducted an initiative in the Chesapeake Beach area and two of the known juveniles were caught attempting to break into vehicles in the Chesapeake Beach area. Another search warrant was executed at one of the known juvenile’s residence. At the conclusion of the investigation four males, ages 12, 14, 15 and 16, from Chesapeake Beach and North Beach, were charged with numerous incidents of thefts from automobiles, burglary, and malicious destruction of property. Two items were recovered from the four juveniles.

There is currently unclaimed property that was recovered from search warrants executed at the suspects’ residences. If anyone that resides in the Chesapeake Beach and North Beach area had items stolen from their vehicles between September 2012 and December 2012, please email TFC Hunt at huntke@co.cal.md.us with a list of the stolen items.


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2 Responses to High Speed Chases Leads to Numerous Charges

  1. Anonymous on January 25, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Rats!!!! Good job police!! They been stealing from cars for years finally got them rats!

  2. CAB on January 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    What is it with beach trash? They all have that same skinny, malnourished look to them, just like this punk. Just was looking at high school rankings in Calvert. Number one is Huntingtown, number two is Patuxent, number three is Northern, number four Calvert. Must be beach trash like this keeping down Northern. We all know why Calvert is in last place.