On 7/1/2022, at approximately 0405hrs, officers were on patrol in the 3900 block of Shelley Drive when they observed two subjects with flashlights near the driveway of 3914 Shelley Drive.
Officers began to check the vehicles due to recent theft from autos and heard two car doors close. Two subjects were observed walking away from a driveway going towards a vehicle parked on the street. The two subjects entered a gray Hyundai Elantra with heavy tint. The vehicle was registered to a Jaliel Ali Johnson of Philadelphia.
Officers initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who opened the car door to speak with officers and an odor of marijuana sprang from the vehicle. When asked for his driver’s license, the driver stated he did not have it and his name was Marcus Sudler. Due to the driver's license photo being attached to the vehicle, officers knew the male was dishonest about his identity. The driver eventually confessed to his real name, Jaliel Ali Johnson. There was also a front passenger who was later identified as Haronn Washington.
After further investigation, it was learned the driver and passenger were in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and the driver had an active warrant out of Philadelphia.
While speaking with the driver and passenger, another officer surveyed the neighborhood to check for thefts and confirmed a few vehicles had been rummaged through. Both subjects were taken into custody for attempted theft and the listed charges.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREFORE, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDENTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.