Police say that on August 12, 2013, the Sheriff’s Patrol Division investigated a burglary at Storage USA in California, Maryland. The burglary case was highlighted during one of the agencies weekly Compstat meetings which resulted in the development of additional leads. Based on the information/case review during Compstat, the case was assigned to the Lexington Park COPS Unit for follow-up.
On August 29, 2013, members of the Lexington Park COPS Unit located Shawn Hillary Justice, 25, of California, Maryland who had been developed as a suspect. A search of his residence resulted in the recovery of evidence linking Justice to the August 12, 2013 burglary at Storage USA. The search also resulted in the recovery of property/evidence from a theft in the Wildewood area.
Shawn Hillary Justice was arrested and charged with Motor Vehicle Theft, Theft Under $10,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property. Additional charges are anticipated regarding the previously mentioned theft from the Wildewood area.