Eastern Shore Police Beat: Farmer scared off Smith Brothers Burglars stealing copper; deputies track them to scrap yard

 

Eastern Shore Police BeatFEDERALSBURG, MD. — Three varmints stealing copper wiring hightailed it for Delaware when they were surprised by a farmer, according to Caroline County Sheriff’s Office.

Caroline County Sheriff Randy Bounds reports that on October 28, 2014, Deputies from the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a residence in the 28000 block of Bloomery Road in Federalsburg, for a report of a Burglary in progress.  Investigation revealed (3) white males operating a beige colored Hyundai rental vehicle entered the property and began taking various scrap metals, copper wiring from the residence and shed.  When approached by a farmer who observed the males, they fled in the vehicle driving towards Delaware.

Caroline County Md Sheriff Randy Bounds at Dover Bridge. Facebook

Caroline County Md Sheriff Randy Bounds at Dover Bridge. Facebook

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was involved in this case. Detectives learned the males drove to a scrap yard where they scrapped the stolen items.  One of the main suspects was identified as Shaun David Smith through the investigation.  Another male present with Shaun was his father, Dennis Andrew Smith.  The third male was not able to be identified at that time. Arrest warrants were obtained for Shaun and Dennis Smith.  On November 11, 2014, Shaun and Dennis Smith were taken into custody at Mid-Shore Scrap while trying to scrap more stolen items.

At that time it was learned the third suspect in this Burglary was the other brother, Matthew Alan Smith. An arrest warrant was obtained for Matthew Smith and he was taken into custody on November 21, 2014 at the Smith residence in Cambridge, Maryland with the assistance of the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.

Shaun Smith was held at the Caroline County Detention Center on a full $30,000 bond pending trial. Dennis Smith was released on a unsecured bond pending trial. Matthew Smith was held at the Caroline County Detention Center on a full $30,000 bond pending.

 

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