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Truck Theft Leads to Chase, Arrests

The theft of a red pickup that was pulling a trailer led to a car chase that started in Charles County, involved Prince George's County and the District and ended with two arrests, police said.

Three men in a silver pickup had driven up to a restaurant parking lot on Route 5 in Hughesville about 4 p.m., and one took the red pickup, which was attached to a trailer carrying two all-terrain vehicles, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office.

Officers pursued both trucks. One man was arrested after the silver truck crashed on Route 5 in the Cheltenham/Brandywine area of Prince George's, according to Kristen Adkins, a spokeswoman for the Charles Sheriff's Office.

The pickup with the ATVs crashed in the 4400 block of G Street SE in the District, said Sgt. Joe Gentile, a D.C. police spokesman. He said an 18-year-old D.C. man was arrested.

VIRGINIA

New Stamp Celebrates Arthur Ashe

The U.S. Postal Service has honored tennis player and Richmond native Arthur Ashe with a postage stamp.

First-day ceremonies for the 37-cent stamp were held yesterday in New York at the U.S. Open. The stamp will be available nationwide tomorrow.

MARYLAND

Aquarium's Australia Exhibit Coming Soon

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is scheduled to open its new Australia exhibit in December.

The $74.5 million exhibit will include a 35-foot-high waterfall and an Australian river canyon carved out of concrete.

Seat Pleasant Shooting Victim Identified

Police have identified Jamar Josea Brown, 23, of Fort Washington as the victim in a fatal shooting Friday night in Seat Pleasant.

Jamar Brown was found dead in the 6000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. The other man was taken to a hospital. Both had been in a car.

Body of Drowning Victim Is Found

Divers have recovered the body of a 22-year-old Maryland man who drowned in Echo Lake in Acadia National Park.

The body of Stephen Chan of New Market was found Friday after a nearly 24-hour air, water and ground search.

Chan was reported missing by his girlfriend, who said she last saw him wading in the lake Thursday afternoon. His body was found in 60 feet of water about midway across the lake.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"You tell people, 'Meet me at the big chair.' Now what you going to say?"

-- Ed Robinson, 53, referring to the Anacostia landmark

that was dismantled Wednesday because of its weather-beaten

condition. The chair, which was erected in 1959 by a furniture store

hoping to lure customers, stood 19 1/2 feet tall. -- C1

Compiled from reports by staff writers Lori Montgomery, Martin Weil, V. Dion Haynes, Mary Beth Sheridan, Clarence Williams and Jonathan Abel and the Associated Press.


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