3 arrested after truck stolen downtown

3 arrested after truck stolen downtown


Philadelphia police have made three arrests in connection with a truck reported stolen form a parking space downtown a week ago. 

Maurice McMillan, 37, of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with grand larceny in this case. 

Chantelle Phillips, 29, and Byron McMillan, 29, both of Philadelphia, were also arrest- 

ed and charged with posses- sion of stolen property. 

Jail records show all three remain in custody. 

Philadelphia Police Chief Eric Lyons said the vehicle, a tan 2002 Chevy Tahoe, has been recovered. 

On May 18, at about 6 p.m., acting on a tip, officers made a traffic stop on the stolen truck in the parking lot of Walmart, Lyons said. 

The vehicle was driven and occupied by two individuals who were at that time taken into custody. The two individuals were Byron McMillan and Phillips. Lyons said they were both transported to jail. 

Maurice McMillan turned himself in later that evening following the pair’s arrest. Lyons said he is believed to be the one who stole the truck. 

Officers were notified of the stolen truck on the morning of Sunday, May 15, Lyons said. 

Before it was stolen, the vehicle was parked near the Busy Bee Suites on Beacon Street at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and later discovered stolen after 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning. 

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