RESIDENT HOLDS BURGLARY SUSPECT UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE

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Joshua Luke Delp

(September 3, 2013) – On August 30, 2013, at approximately 11:45 a.m. Ocean City police responded to the 1700 block of Baltimore Avenue for a report of a burglary in progress. When officers arrived on scene, Ocean City Police Communications advised that the victim was actively holding the suspect down on the floor at gunpoint. The suspect, later identified as Joshua Luke Delp, 31, of Sinking Springs, PA, was quickly placed under arrest.

The victim, who is not being identified, stated that Delp entered through the unlocked front door of the unit then walked into the victims bedroom where he assaulted the victim. The victim then struck Delp, grabbed a shotgun which was hidden nearby and asked a roommate to call the police. The victim was able to hold Delp until police arrived.

Delp has been charged by Ocean City police with fourth degree burglary, third degree burglary and second degree assault. He was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released on $10,000 bond.

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