Wicomico Co. Grand Jury indicts four after 10-month theft, burglary spree

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From left to right: Randy Michael Chestnut, Alexandra Beth Alderton, Jack Lee Boone , Vanessa Lynn Hafer

WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – Four people are facing multiple charges after a string of vehicle thefts and burglaries. 32-year-old Randy Michael Chestnut, 37-year-old Alexandra Beth Alderton, 37-year-old Jack Lee Boone, and 48-year-old Vanessa Lynn Hafer are the individuals facing charges.

On February 25th, 2021, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of North Salisbury Boulevard and Olive Street. Troopers were able to recover multiple stolen items and controlled dangerous substances. The occupants of the vehicle were identified as Alderton and Chestnut.

Investigators say the stolen items found in the vehicle had been reported through multiple agencies in Wicomico County. Boone and Hafer were later identified as suspects involved in the thefts. When troopers tried to make contact with Boone at a residence on the 200 block of Broad Street in Salisbury, Md., he fled from police, and got away.

When investigators searched the home, they found even more stolen items. After reviewing the stolen items, police were able to connect them to 27 separate vehicle thefts and two burglaries. Police say one of the burglaries happened in Seaford, Del. and the other happened in Salisbury.

On December 6th, 2021 a Wicomico County Grand Jury returned criminal indictments for Chestnut, Alderton, Boone, and Hafer. In total, the charges include first degree burglary, third degree burglary, and fourth degree burglary. Also included in the charges are three counts of theft less than $100, five counts of theft $100 to under $1,500, and theft $1,50 to under $25,000. The charges also include twelve counts of rogue and vagabond and eight counts of stealing a credit card.

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