Police Update Yesterday’s Shelter In Place In Cecil County

The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement in regard to the Shelter in Place announcement yesterday.

Over the last several months Cecil County has been inundated with motor vehicle thefts. Deputies with the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify several juvenile suspects responsible for these thefts. Multiple arrests have been made in this investigation after working collectively with the Maryland State Police, Elkton Police Department, North East Police Department, Delaware State Police, Townsend Delaware Police, Middletown Police Department, Wilmington Police Department, Maryland State Fire Marshals Office, and the Newark Delaware Police Department.

​In the early morning hours of May 20, 2024, Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Deputies received another complaint regarding a motor vehicle theft. The car’s registered owner was able to track their vehicle using a phone app. CCSO Deputies located the vehicle and began to follow it as more units were called in to assist. The vehicle was boxed in as it entered a neighborhood with one entrance and exit. A large police presence was observed in the southern Cecil County neighborhood which included a K9. Although the incident was confined to this neighborhood a county wide Department of Emergency Services “shelter in place” notification was inadvertently sent out to all Cecil County residents as Deputies attempted to locate the suspect. Several hours later, an alert Cecil County citizen observed the suspect exiting the wood line on Court House Point Road and promptly contacted Cecil County Emergency Services. Deputies in the area located the juvenile suspect and placed him under arrest.

​This is an active investigation currently being conducted by investigators with the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone possessing additional information please reach out to Detective William Muller at (410) 996-5500 ext. 3368 or by email at [email protected]. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous and has information regarding any crime can contact the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office tipline at (410) 392-2180.

Breaking Report

This morning, residents in Chesapeake City, Maryland, were alerted to an incident on Courthouse Point Road in South Chesapeake City. Cecil County Department of Emergency Services advised individuals to remain indoors. Officials said there is no immediate threat to the public and that they are actively managing the situation.

According to the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, a suspect is currently being sought in the area of Sunnyside Drive in the Harbor View neighborhood near Chesapeake City. The suspect fled on foot after a brief vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle.