Four Arrested On Burglary And Theft Charges In OC - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Four Arrested On Burglary And Theft Charges In OC

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Christopher Bussey, 25, of Washington DC Christopher Bussey, 25, of Washington DC
Shinecia Mercer, 19, of Washington DC Shinecia Mercer, 19, of Washington DC
Dominique Burton, 19,  of Washington DC Dominique Burton, 19, of Washington DC
25-year-old Heather Haire, of Washington DC 25-year-old Heather Haire, of Washington DC
22-year-old Joshua Robinson-Gripper, of Washington DC 22-year-old Joshua Robinson-Gripper, of Washington DC

OCEAN CITY, Md. - Police in a local beach town, say the watchful eye of a resident lead to the arrest of four people on burglary charges. Ocean City Police say on Sunday, around 1:30 PM, Officers responded to Teal Drive, for a call about suspicious individuals looking into area homes.

Once on scene, Officers reportedly found the suspect's vehicle, that was reportedly stolen from Montgomery County. According to the report, the Officers located three suspicious individuals, Christopher Bussey, 25; Dominique Burton, 19; and Shinecia Mercer, 19, all of Washington DC, who were seen getting out of the vehicle, and arrested and charged them with the theft of the motor vehicle.

An investigator with the Ocean City Fire Marshal's Office assisted in the investigation, and found and arrested a fourth suspect, 25-year-old Heather Haire, also of Washington DC, near 20th Street and Philadelphia Avenue.

Police say while on scene, two nearby residents reported to Officers that their Teal Drive homes had been burglarized, with electronics and jewelry totaling more than $60,000 having been stolen. The Officers were reportedly able to recover much of the items, either inside the vehicle, on the suspects, or discarded nearby. During the investigation, Police say they developed a fifth suspect, and were still looking to recover some of the missing items.

Around 6:40 PM, reports of a stolen vehicle came in from 32nd Street and Baltimore Avenue, and Police say they believed the incidents to be related, and sent the description to surrounding jurisdictions. Around 9:00 PM, OCPD learned that Maryland State Police and Wicomico County Sheriff's Office were chasing a vehicle near Hebron, that matched the description of the stolen vehicle. That pursuit ended with a crash, that sent the driver, 22-year-old Joshua Robinson-Gripper, of Washington DC, to Peninsula Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Police say inside the stolen vehicle, they recovered the missing electronics and jewelry.

Bussey, Burton, Haire, Mercer and Robinson-Gripper were all charged with multiple theft and burglary charges. Bussey, Burton, Haire and Mercer are apparently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building on $75,000 bond, while Robinson-Gripper is being held at the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office on $75,000 bond, while awaiting extradition to Worcester County.

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