Reporting Alex DeMetrick
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Thousands of dollars in stolen goods were recovered, everything from dozens of rifles to enough power tools to stock a hardware store. Alex DeMetrick reports police have them and a pair of suspects, but are still looking for the property’s legal owners.
Out in back of Anne Arundel County Police Department’s southern district, a shed holds just some of the stolen property recovered by detectives, including electric saws, gas-powered generators and even jackhammers. Altogether, there are 180 items found off Route 408 in the southern part of the county after police were tipped that drugs were allegedly changing hands here.
“He was dealing drugs out of that residence in exchange for stolen property,” said Anne Arundel County Police Spokesman Justin Mulcahey.
Ronald Cornelius Hall, 45, was arrested, along with 25-year-0ld Randi Spadaro. Police believe all the items were taken in burglaries, most in the Edgewood area. Of most value—and worry—are dozens of rifles. Many of them have their serial numbers filed off.
“It certainly is concerning to us any time you have this many weapons recovered. We’re dealing with 49 rifles in this particular case getting into the hands of criminals and that’s why it’s imperative detectives continue to follow-up on this investigation,” Mulcahey said. “The difficulty arises from the amount of property we’re dealing with here. At this juncture, we don’t know how many potential victims there are out there.”
Police are asking burglary victims in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties to contact them and bring proof of ownership.