7 accused in thefts from yacht club, boats

October 30, 1994|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer

Harford County sheriff's investigators concluded a nearly two-month investigation of theft and malicious destruction at the Bush River Yacht Club in Abingdon when the last of seven suspects surrendered Thursday.

Sgt. Steven Bodway, a detective in the sheriff's criminal investigation division, said three of the men had planned to steal alcohol for a party when they broke into the yacht club and 24 boats moored there on the nights of Sept. 7 and 8.

"All of the suspects were friends and have confessed to the crimes," the sergeant said. "Three were involved both nights, and the other four [each] participated on one of the two nights."

The men are accused of stealing a half-keg and 27 cases of

beer, plus wine and whiskey, for a party Sept. 9 near the Jericho covered bridge over Little Gunpowder Falls near Kingsville.

Items worth more than $2,500, including cameras, were stolen from the boats, authorities said.

Recovery of some stolen clothing led to the identification of one suspect, Sergeant Bodway said.

When the cameras were recovered and film in them was developed, Sergeant Bodway said he recognized another suspect.

Sergeant Bodway said, "Bit by bit, the pieces of the puzzle fell into place until we had enough evidence to issue warrants."

Those arrested and charged with offenses on both nights are William Patrick Michaloski, 20, of the 600 block of Box Elder Drive; Andrew Michael Davis, 18, of the 3900 block of E. Baker Ave., Abingdon, and Brian Robert Elliott, 18, of the 900 block of Louis Lane, Kingsville. They were released on $10,000 bond each.

The four others charged were Ronald William Schulze Jr., 19, of the 300 block of Winterberry Drive, Edgewood; Robert Lee Young Jr., 18, of the 400 block of Winterberry Drive, Edgewood; Jeffrey McAnany, 19, of the 1800 block of Edgewater Drive, Edgewood; and Jimmie Delano Mack Jr., 19, of the 800 block of Mount Vernon Court, Edgewood.

Mr. Schulze was released on $5,000 bond, Mr. Young on $2,500 bond, Mr. McAnany on $10,000 bond and Mr. Mack on his own recognizance.

Sergeant Bodway said police are investigating similar incidents at the Otter Point Creek Marina.

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