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From Aug. 28 through Sept. 4, numerous reports of break-ins to vehicles in the Pocomoke City area were reported to the Pocomoke City Police Department, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maryland State Police. The cases were all forwarded to the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation for additional investigation.

During the investigation, detectives identified the suspect as Bryan Andrew Mc- Duffie, 25. McDuffie matched the surveillance video of the suspect who attempted to use a stolen credit card at the Royal Farms in New Church, Va., and was charged with the thefts.

McDuffie was charged with six counts of being a rogue and vagabond, four counts of theft less than $1,000, two counts of theft less than $100, second-degree burglary, credit card theft and attempted fourth-degree burglary. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner in Snow Hill where he was ordered held on $20,000 bond.

Eighth DUI

Maryland State Police charged a 35-yearold Denton man with his eighth DUI after stopping his vehicle at about 5 p.m. Sept. 29 on Route 50 at Caleb Road.

Police had received two calls from the Casino at Ocean Downs about the driver, Sean Aaron Mitchell, who was removed from the casino because he was intoxicated, disorderly and combative.

The duty officer, Sgt. Romano, left the barrack and took a stationary position at the barrack crossover in an effort to located Mitchell’s vehicle. He saw Mitchell driving a 2012 Ford Raptor pulling a trailer with a Jet Ski. Romano stopped the vehicle because of unspecified traffic violations and stopped Mitchell, who refused field sobriety tests and was charged with driving under the influence. He was also charged with resisting arrest .

Police said Mitchell was also in violation of not having his vehicle equipped with a vehicle interlock device.


A 29-year-old Manassas, Va., man was arrested Sept. 30 after allegedly threatening a man with a broken beer bottle.

According to the charging document, the victim was visiting friends in a unit near Sixth Street and Philadelphia Avenue when someone in a house across the street shined a laser pointer at him. Someone then retaliated by firing a paintball gun.

Then, a group of about 20 people crossed the street and started threatening the victim and his friends. Michael Daniel Burke approached the victim and threatened him by waving a broken beer bottle at his face and chest, the charging document stated.

Burke reportedly told police that someone shot paintballs at him and his friends so they want to confront them. When they arrived, several people they wanted to confront acted like they had guns, so he broke a beer bottle for protection.

Disorderly conduct

A Pennsylvania man was arrested after dancing in the street near 41st Street at about 12:10 a.m. and asked females to expose their breasts. Police said Glenn Allen Peak Jr., of Spring City, was attired in a Tshirt and had a towel wrapped around his waist.

He bumped into one woman, almost causing her to fall.

Police charged him with disorderly conduct.

Domestic assaults

As the result of a domestic incident in Ocean Pines on Sept. 22, Sheila Jean Elliott, 63, of Ocean Pines, was charged with one count of second-degree assault.

She was released on her own recognizance.

In an unrelated incident, Douglas M. Owens, 45, of Ocean Pines, was charged Sept. 23, with domestic assault. He was released on his personal recognizance.

In another unrelated incident, Daniel E. Cantoran, 28, of Ocean Pines, was charged with second-degree assault Sept. 16. He was held in the Worcester County jail on $5,000 bond.


A 31-year-old Ocean City woman was charged Sept. 29 with second-degree assault after a domestic dispute at a Sunset Drive residence.

Police were called to the unit at about 3:15 a.m. They tried to help get the issue resolved, but Trisha Lyn Parker and the victim started to argue again and she threw a fire extinguisher at him, according to the charging documents.


Ocean Pines police charged Andrew Joseph Downes, 24, of Ocean Pines with burglary and drug charges as a result of an incident that occurred Sept. 21.

Police charged him with fourth-degree burglary, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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