Police: Man stole tractor, trailer with $45,000 worth of tires from Manchester Twp. businesses
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A Maryland man is facing felony theft charges after stealing a semitruck cab and a trailer loaded with $45,000 worth of tires from two Manchester Township businesses, Northern York County Regional Police said.
Martay Reshad Lee Carter, 25, of Windsor Hill, Maryland, is facing one felony count each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property in the incidents, according to online court records.
Carter is in custody in Maryland and awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania, police said in a news release.
Officers investigated the theft of a 2007 Volvo truck valued at $9,000 from the Rutter’s Farm Store lot at 2125 Susquehanna Trail. Surveillance video showed the vehicle was stolen March 27, police said.
Police later investigated the theft of a 2000 Cheetah trailer valued at $4,300 from Americana Tire and Wheel, at 3380 Susquehanna Trail.
The trailer, which was loaded with $45,000 worth of tires, was stolen between March 23 and March 29, according to the news release.
Police said the stolen semitruck and trailer were recovered April 22 in Howard County, Maryland.
They were parked together and undamaged, but the tires had been removed from the trailer.
Officers said they were contacted by Maryland detectives, who said they had been investigating similar tractor and trailer thefts since November 2019. They arrested Carter in connection with their cases on April 6 and obtained search warrants for the Manchester Township thefts.
In Carter’s vehicle, detectives said they located truck keys that fit the 2007 Volvo that had been stolen in Manchester Township. The defendant’s cell phone also contained screenshots of Americana Tire and Wheel, police said.
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