Md. man sentenced for GPS theft
One man has pleaded guilty and another remains in jail after the pair were caught stealing GPS units and other electronics from cars in Takoma Park, police said.
Oscar Estefan Gonzales-Godinez, 25, of Hyattsville, pleaded guilty to one count of theft under $1,000 and was sentenced to 18 months, all suspended except 40 days for time served. He also was sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation. Ludin Rodimiro Mejia-Cambara, 20, of Silver Spring, remains incarcerated pending a continuance.
On Jan. 29, at approximately 2:15 a.m., a citizen reported to Takoma Park Police that two men were on the 7100 block of Holly Avenue walking and looking into vehicles. A detective responded and watched two men as they looked into various vehicles along Tulip and Spruce avenues. The detective approached the pair when they were on Spruce near Park Avenue and found various vehicle navigational systems, as well as other electronic devices in their possession.
Gonzales-Godinez and Mejia-Cambara were arrested and charged with three counts each of theft over $500 and destruction of property; one count each for conspiracy to commit destruction of property; and one count each for conspiracy to commit theft over $500.
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