Maryland police said the guardian of four teens arrested for auto theft last week arrived to pick them up in a stolen vehicle.
The Charles County Police Department said officers patrolling in Waldorf, Maryland, at about 1 p.m. on May 16 saw two Hyundai vehicles in front of a business. A computer check revealed they were reported stolen.
When the officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the drivers of the two vehicles sped off.
At the same time, a dispatcher took a 911 call about a group of suspects that entered a business and stole merchandise before fleeing in two vehicles that matched the cars the officers were attempting to stop.
Whitaker was released on $2,000 bond and Alston was held without bond in the Charles County Detention Center.
Four juveniles were also arrested and charged with theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Anthony Matthew Stewart, 19, of Washington, D.C., was driving the vehicle and arrested after a brief chase on foot. He was charged with first- and second-degree assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle and providing a false name to police. Stewart also reportedly had active warrants for his arrest.
Also in the vehicle were three juveniles who were apprehended. One of the juveniles, a 16-year-old boy, had active arrest warrants, and a 13-year-old girl was reported missing from another county. All three juveniles were charged with theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Police said the occupants in all three vehicles knew each other.