Philadelphia Man Arrested for Theft of a Motor Vehicle


Joel A. Cardona-Thompson, 37
2600 block of South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Theft by unlawful taking
Conspiracy to commit Theft by unlawful taking
Conspiracy to commit Criminal Mischief

On Monday, May 2, 2022, at approximately 3:20 AM, Upper Allen Police were dispatched for suspicious activity at a business in the 1100 block of South York Street. An investigation determined that multiple suspects had cut a hole in a fence that led to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The suspects then drove multiple stolen vehicles through the damaged fence and onto the westbound lanes of the Turnpike. After a pursuit with the Pennsylvania State Police, Cardona-Thompson was identified as the driver of one of the stolen vehicles. Cardona-Thompson was arrested by the Pennsylvania State Police and transported to Dauphin County Central Booking where he was additionally charged with the above offenses by Upper Allen Police. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, May 26, 2022.