Two arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries in Centreville

McKay (left) and Stivers

CENTREVILLE, Md. – Two men have been arrested following an investigation into burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the Centreville area.

At around 4 a.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Cavalry Court for a report of two subjects breaking into vehicles within the Claiborne Fields community. Deputies began searching the area for suspects, but initially were not successful.

Throughout the morning, the sheriff’s office began receiving more calls from victims reporting thefts from vehicles as well as a burglary of a garage. Several vehicles were allegedly rummaged through, and the suspects stole items such as vaping devices, vaping fluids, other tobacco products, a bicycle, a scooter, cash, wallets, credit cards, gift cards, sunglasses, electronic charging cords, and a loaded handgun.

Through a combo of video surveillance, social media, and anonymous tips, detectives were able to identify one suspect as 19-year-old Brian McKay Jr of Centreville. It was then learned that McKay had an open warrant out for his arrest. Police later located McKay at a family member’s home and took him into custody without incident.

Further investigation led officials to identify a second suspect as 18-year-old Wayland Stivers of Centreville. Stivers was taken into custody following a traffic stop, where police also found some of the stolen items in his vehicle.

Additional interviews and investigation led police to identify a 20-year-old Chesterown man as a third suspect. A search warrant was obtained and executed at a residence in the Chestertown area, where the loaded handgun was recovered.

Stivers and McKay have been charged with multiple counts of theft, rogue and vagabond, and burglary. Stivers is currently being held without bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center, while McKay was released Thursday morning pending trial.

A review of this case is scheduled to take place early next week. Anyone that had property stolen, damaged, or tampered with, or who saw any suspicious activity is asked to contact Acting Corporal Rickard of the Criminal Investigation Unit at 410-758-0770 ext. 1216.

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