On January 3, 2013, the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) concluded a nine month
multi-burglary investigation with the arrest of two suspects. In all, detectives have been investigating seven burglaries related to this case, all of which occurred in the Montego Bay residential area during the month of May 2012.
During the initial investigation, police developed information from evidence obtained at several crime scenes and enlisted the assistance of the Montego Bay Neighborhood Watch Association. The information obtained over the course of the investigation revealed a suspect responsible for one of the seven burglaries.
This suspect, who was identified as Alexander George Ellis, 20, of Ocean City, Maryland, was arrested and charged for one of the seven burglaries in June 2012. Ellis pled guilty to that crime and was later released after serving his sentence. During this time, the investigation into the remaining unsolved cases continued.
OCPD investigators began receiving analysis of forensic evidence obtained at several of the burglary scenes throughout the past several months. As a result of the forensic analysis, and in conjunction with other evidence obtained during the investigation, police have charged Ellis with the remaining six unsolved burglaries.
In addition, police have identified and charged a second suspect, a juvenile male, from Washington, DC, who was an accomplice of Ellis’during the commission of all seven burglaries. The juvenile has been charged through the Department of Juvenile Services.
After his arrest, Ellis was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was released on a $50,000 bond.