OCEAN CITY, Md
A Bowie man was arrested by Ocean City police after breaking and entering into an alcohol retailer, causing significant damage to a building and fleeing from officers.
On September 11, 2015, at approximately 1:15 a.m. Ocean City police responded to an alcohol retailer in the area of 114th Street after Ocean City Communications was alerted of a premise alarm at the business. As officers arrived, the suspect, later identified as Gregory D. Burley, 20, of Bowie, MD could be seen inside but quickly fled the scene on foot.
Multiple officers responded to assist in the search for Burley, including Maryland State Police troopers and Worcester County Sheriff's deputies. Burley was ultimately located hiding under a minivan in a parking lot nearby. He was arrested without incident.
At the business, officers observed multiple broken windows, significant damage to interior walls and damage to an alarm speaker. A shopping cart was also full of various liquor bottles and multiple bottles were broken on the floor of the store.
Ocean City police have charged Burley with two counts breaking and entering, theft of less than $1,000, two counts of malicious destruction of $1,000 or more and making false statements to a police officer. Burley is currently being held at the Ocean City Public Safety Building pending an initial appearance before a Maryland District Court Commissioner.