BALTIMORE (WJZ)– It’s video meant to spot deer, but instead it catches a burglar in action. Just over the Bay Bridge, a hunter’s surveillance camera helps investigators track down a wanted man.

Kai Jackson has the story.

Deer camera video catches a suspected prowler in the act in a Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County, neighborhood. The camera was set up in the neighborhood by a resident fed up with reports of car break-ins.

On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, those “Scout Cams” used for hunting and triggered by motion detectors are everywhere.

“I’d say 90 percent of your hunters are going to have a camera, if not two,” one Eastern Shore resident explained.

“We have hundreds of hits,” said Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hoffman.

The video was posted to Facebook by Hoffman, and tips started pouring in.

“It’s just amazing to see how active the public was,” he said.

“I linked it and sent it to my friends, and before long it was linked everywhere,” one county resident said.

All those tips led to the arrest of 32-year-old Jason Grimes, captured by sheriff’s deputies after a three-hour chase through cornfields and woods.

“He’s lucky he didn’t get shot.”

“That’s just, straight-up smart. That’s the Eastern Shore for you!”

Grimes was wanted in Talbot County for violating his parole in another burglary. Right now, he is a person of interest in the Stevensville thefts.

State police, Natural Resources Police, and the Maryland Transportation Authority, all helped in the search for Grimes.

Comments (3)
  1. TooMuchTaxes says:

    Why are DNR and TA police involve in non-DNR and non toll road er’ politically incorrect I mean non transportation related crimes? Isn’t Maryland State and the sheriff department quite capable! This shows why Maryland taxes and tolls are so damn high! Too much government in Maryland!!! Appearantly there isn’t enough work for DNR police!

    1. meeee says:

      No eastern shore cops are sooo bored that they have to all converge on every pin drop. They waste more gas and resources than necessary. That’s why there are always 3 cop cars per car pulled over on the eastern shore. Not to mention the small town life over there, they are busybodies that need to gossip and smoke the dope they confiscate. Just no one will rat them out because there is no one to rat them out to.

  2. Huuf Arted says:

    Well they got their man this time so STFU punks and give credit where its due !!!

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