Two Men Charged with Theft of Two Handguns from Vehicle

Detectives from Montgomery County Police Department say they have charged two18-year-old men with theft and firearm offenses after they stole property, to include two handguns, from a vehicle assigned to a federal agent.

On October 22 at 6:30 a.m., officials say that officers from the 5th District responded to a residence in the 22300 block of Sweetspire Drive in Clarksburg for the report of a theft from a vehicle. The investigation revealed that a backpack containing two handguns, that were issued to the federal agent, were stolen from a vehicle used by him.

Later that morning, at approximately 11:42 a.m., detectives were in the area of the 12100 block of Pine Pond Place in Clarksburg and witnessed a drug transaction involving a male subject. Detectives arrested Jarvis Johnson, age 18, of an unconfirmed address, for the drug transaction and located a handgun in his possession. The handgun was determined to have been stolen from the vehicle on Sweetspire Drive.

Further investigation by detectives identified Tavis Lee Clore, age 18, of an unconfirmed address on Pine Pond Drive in Clarksburg, as an additional suspect in the theft from vehicle crime. On October 23 at approximately 3:30 p.m., detectives arrested Clore in the 12100 block of Pine Pond Drive. Further investigation by detectives led to the recovery of the second stolen handgun in a heavily wooded area off of Prices Distillery Road in Clarksburg.

The Montgomery County Police Department says that they urge all residents to remove items of value from vehicles and to lock their vehicle doors. They say that these simple steps are the easiest way to prevent becoming a victim of theft and to prevent a crime from occurring.

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