Police say he stole a car, and demanded money from the victim in order to get it back.
Frederick, Md (KM) Frederick Police have arrested an individual for vehicle theft and extortion. Ryan Kramer was taken into custody on Tuesday.
The victim of a motor vehicle theft contacted police on Monday, and claimed that Kramer stole his car and wouldn’t give it back. Authorities say Kramer contacted the victim’s mother and demanded money for the return of the vehicle. He originally asked for an amount of $340, and then brought that down to $250; but eventually agreed to 170-dollars.
Kramer provided a meeting location in the 6900 block of Crestwood Boulevard, and gave instructions on how and where to place the money.
Officers say they went to that area, and located a know associate of Kramer, who was providing counter-surveillance. Through investigation, police were able to locate Kramer. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase.
Authorities say the keys to the stolen vehicle were found on Kramer’s person. The car itself was located nearby by officers.
Kramer was taken to the Adult Detention Center. He’s charged with extortion; motor vehicle theft; theft between $1500 and $25,000; theft between $100 and $1500; and theft less than $500.
By Kevin McManus