Burglar held off police for nine hours until SWATed
(STEVENSVILLE, MD) – The police have done their job and removed Brandon Borradaile from a home that he allegedly burglarized, after a nine-hour standoff. They are also investigating a string of crimes he may have committed. What his family, friends and business associates may be wondering is what set this young man who seemed to be enjoying his new job off on a path of destruction? The key might be in a court date he had pending for March in which he possibly would be jailed for violation of probation and with that outcome, perhaps the loss of his job. The victims of his crimes can’t be too happy to have their homes invaded or auto stolen either so the only winners here are the criminal and his family. The police should be congratulated on handling a volatile situation in a professional manner and with no harm to either the suspect or any of the officers.
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Maryland State Police report that they successfully apprehended an Ocean City man after he refused to come out of a residence he was attempting to burglarize in Queen Anne’s County on Dec. 22, 2014.
The man is identified as Brandon Ross Borradaile, 25, of 9747 Golf Course Road in Ocean City, Maryland. Borradaile was charged with first and third degree burglary and malicious destruction of property. He is being held at the Centreville Barrack for processing and was transported to the Queen Anne’s County Court Commissioner’s Office for an initial appearance.
After a nine hour standoff with police, Borradaile was apprehended by Maryland State Police at the residence he attempted to burglarize on Dec. 22nd. Police believe Borradaile is also responsible for a burglary on Friday, December 19, 2014 at a residence in the 10,000 block of Inlet Road in Ocean City, where a blue Toyota Avalon was reported stolen. The Toyota Avalon is the same vehicle found in the driveway of the Stevensville home.
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 22nd, members of the State Police Special Tactical Assault Team Element entered the home in the 900 block of Bayside Drive in Stevensville. Borradaile was arrested without incident and was the only individual found inside the residence. There were no injuries sustained in the incident.
At about 6:30 a.m. this morning, troopers from the Centreville barrack were dispatched to the residential community after a neighbor reported suspicious activity at the residence. The caller informed police about an unfamiliar vehicle observed in the driveway and a suspicious man walking around the house.
When troopers arrived on the scene, they observed broken glass in the sliding glass door in the back of the house, indicating a possible illegal entry into the home. When troopers made verbal commands for Borradaile to exit the home, he refused to cooperate with police and barricaded himself inside the residence.
Troopers identified the blue Toyota Avalon in the driveway as a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen from a burglary in Ocean City, Maryland last week during a burglary of another unoccupied home. Additional charges are pending further investigation of the Ocean City burglary.
Troopers with the assistance of deputies from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Department established a perimeter and called for the Special Tactical Assault Team Element and State Police Hostage Recovery Team negotiators. The Maryland State Police Aviation Command responded to the scene to assist, along with the Maryland State Police K-9 unit, Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Natural Resources, Chestertown Police Department and the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department.
A preliminary hearing has been set for Jan. 22, 2015.
Borradaile had prior criminal involvement in Maryland with a guilty plea entered by him in Anne Arundel County District Court on May 5, 2011 to a charge of theft. At the time he was living on Romancoke Road in Stevensville. As part of his plea agreement, he was fined $500 with $257.50 of the fine suspended. Borradaile had been arrested by Anne Arundel County Police Officer Cruz-Miranda and he was represented by the Maryland Public Defender, who is paid for by the taxpayers. As part of his plea agreement with the States Attorney, he was given probation before judgment.
On Feb. 17, 2012 criminal charges of theft and violation of probation were filed in Anne Arundel County District Court.
A plea deal on Sept. 11, 2012 resulted in one of the theft charges being dropped but a charge of theft scheme required him to enter a guilty plea. Borradaile was ordered by Judge Spencer to pay $6,297.55 in restitution for the stolen items and to be on probation until Sept. 11, 2014. No fine, no time. Court records show that he had violated probation again on June 27, 2014. He was facing a trial for violation of probation on March 18, 2015 in Anne Arundel County District Court.
Borradaile is medical supply salesman.
According to postings on his Facebook page, Borradaile gained employment earlier this year as a sales associate for a medical supply firm. His Facebook page shows that he posted from a number of cities around the nation, detailing to friends and family about the positive aspects of his job.
March 17, 2014, wrote in his Facebook page:
“So I’m still kind of in shock that I have landed a job that I have needed for SO long! I was in Aberdeen training this past weekend and now they are ready for me to start so I will be traveling all over the country and Canada to sell our medical products to people/companies. I leave tomorrow for New York City and then I’m going to Connecticut on Thursday until Sunday! Wish me luck y’all! I’m so excited! FINALLY that $$$$$$$$ is mine!”
Feb. 26, 2014:
“I love it when dirtbag, shitty people claim they have turned their life around after years of being a loser simply because god entered their life. I believe that god has the power to do such things but I hate when people try to use it as “bad behavior eraser.” (my hump day rant!) Have a great day y’all!” Advocates Public Hangings of Criminals in Facebook Posting
In response to a news article about a burglar who killed a family dog with a Samuri sword, Brandon Borradaile wrote in his Facebook page on Jan. 26, 2014:
Burglars kill family dog with samurai sword
A Phoenix family is heartbroken after their home was burglarized and their beloved family pet killed. The hungry thieves broke into the home, ransacked the fridge, stole electronics and, worst of all, killed their…
“Are you kidding me people!!! Who is able to do this kind of thing to a fellow human being? This is why they should start publicly hanging people again… Call me morbid, but half the people who do things like this might think twice if they see what it’s like to be strung up and killed in public in the name of justice. And yes it’s that serious..”.