For Immediate Release: October 20, 2016

Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Adam Gensler, 33, of Brooklyn Park, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for felony theft, with 3 years to run consecutively to any other sentence he is serving.

"This is a classic case of a criminal who manipulates the system by committing crimes in various jurisdictions to evade jail time," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I am thankful that Anne Arundel County stopped this vicious cycle."

In November of 2014, Gensler stole the tires and rims of an Enterprise box truck. The Assistant State's Attorney prosecuting the case used GPS tracking data and officer testimony from several jurisdictions.

Gensler is a career car thief who had previously been charged in multiple jurisdictions in the State of Maryland for a series of other thefts of vehicle tires and rims, but had evaded conviction for his crimes. Accordingly, detectives who investigated the other cases inside Maryland were particularly grateful for Anne Arundel County's efforts in prosecuting the case - especially given that defendant had made death threats against the officers handling his cases and had made baseless allegations of police misconduct.

Assistant State's Attorney Kathryn Bartz prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. Judge H. Richard Duden III presided over the case.