BURGLARY/THEFT OF COPPER ARRESTS HANOVER
On February 26, 2014, at approximately 11:04 p.m., officers from the Western District responded to the 7200 block of Park Circle Drive in Hanover for a theft of copper.
Upon arrival, officers observed a tow truck pulling an older model Ford pick-up truck from a wooded area behind this business. Further investigation revealed that three suspects drove behind the business into a dark, secluded wooded area. From there, the suspects cut their way into a fenced storage area, removed copper cables from generators and attempted to drive from the scene, but their vehicle became stuck in the mud. The suspects called a tow company to remove them from the muddy area. The officers arrived on scene, investigated and placed two suspects under arrest. The third suspect fled the scene before the officers arrived. Patrol officers, K-9 and Aviation canvassed the vicinity, but were unable to locate the third suspect. The investigation is ongoing. The suspects were charged with Burglary, Possession of Burglar Tools, Theft, Destruction of Property and Possession of CDS Paraphernalia.
Suspect #1: Robert Oliff, 51, of 8503 Holly Street, Laurel, Md
Suspect #2: Dennis Asmussen, 41, of 7810 Clark Road C77 Jessup, Md
Suspect #3: Unknown
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