Three arrested in string of Salisbury pharmacy burglaries
SALISBURY, Md. – A string of pharmacy burglaries earlier this year has resulted in three arrests.
At around 3:30 a.m. on February 16th, Salisbury Police officers responded to the Karemore Pharmacy located at 817 Snow Hill Road for an activated burglary alarm report. Preliminary investigation revealed that two masked subjects had forced entry into the business by prying the door open and stole controlled dangerous substances. The subjects then fled the area.
On February 26th at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers were called to the Milford Street Pharmacy, located at 106 Milford Street, for an activated burglary alarm. This incident was similar to the Karemore Pharmacy incident, as police say two masked subjects forced entry into the business by prying the door open, stole controlled dangerous substances, and fled the area.
During the course of these investigations, detectives made contact with the Howard County Police Department, which was also investigating commercial burglaries to pharmacies. Detectives developed 35-year-old Harold Dorman and 53-year-old William Sherod as potential suspects in these burglaries.
Shortly before 3 a.m. on April 12th, covert surveillance was being conducted in the area of the Delmarva Pharmacy, located at 1615 Tree Sap Court, when investigators observed two masked subjects enter the closed business by prying open the rear door. Members of the Howard County Police Department, Maryland State Police, and Salisbury Police Department then surrounded the business and were able to take the two subjects into custody. The first subject was identified as Dorman, and the second was identified as 29-year-old Deontae Britton. Police say Sherod was conducting counter surveillance near Delmarva Pharmacy and was located and taken into custody.
Further investigation revealed that the trio was responsible for the Karemore and Milford Street Pharmacy burglaries as well. They have been charged with second and forth degree burglary, theft, CDS possession, malicious destruction of property, and possession of burglar’s tools.