Man who was released wanted in theft cases

A man recently released by Charleston police is now wanted for stealing a GPS navigation system.

Matthew Dylan Brown, 21, is wanted for grand larceny, receiving stolen goods and larceny by false pretense in connection with multiple thefts from motor vehicles, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Brown was arrested Sunday after police found him sitting inside a commercial truck parked on Morrison Drive with the engine running and dash lights on, an incident report states.

Police were searching the area after receiving reports of a man matching Brown’s description causing a disturbance.

Brown stepped out of the truck when police arrived, and he appeared to be drunk, the report states. When asked what he was doing in the truck, Brown told police he found the vehicle that way.

Brown initially was charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and released, but Francis said further investigation determined that Brown was attempting to steal the truck. He was released from jail Monday.

Police said Brown is now a suspect in another case after he pawned a GPS unit taken from a vehicle parked on Judith Street. A woman told police that she found her vehicle’s window shattered, and her $150 sunglasses and a $150 GPS unit were missing. Brown is on probation for grand larceny in Florida.