Arrest made in case of stolen vehicle

Posted: February 28, 2014

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — A Frederick County man was arrested Thursday night for his alleged involvement in the theft of a vehicle from a local car dealership.

Zachary Callas, 20, address unknown, was picked up by Frederick County sheriff’s deputies at about 5:20 p.m. in the 3200 block of Valley Pike, in Kernstown.

According to Lt. Donnie Lang, Callas was arrested on a probation violation and more charges are pending.

He is being held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center, according to jail officials.

On Tuesday, employees at Anchor Auto Sales — located at 3464 Valley Pike in Kernstown — reported that a 2004 silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck was missing from their lot, according Lang. The vehicle was priced at about $9,000.

On Wednesday at about 2 a.m., deputies on routine patrol located the vehicle behind Echo Village Budget Motel at 3632 Valley Pike, Lang said.

The deputies conducted surveillance of the vehicle for about five hours, and when two people finally got in, they followed the truck.

Callas was detained, but not arrested, during a subsequent traffic stop. The second individual was determined not to be involved in the theft.

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