Ocean City Police Arrest One for Two Commercial Burglaries
Ocean City, MD- (August 10, 2022): The Ocean City Police Department has arrested Chad Anthony Cirigliano, 43, Ocean City, MD for two commercial burglaries that occurred in the downtown area over the weekend.
On August 7, 2022, officers responded to a downtown bar in the area of S. Atlantic Avenue for a reported burglary at approximately 12:24 a.m. During the investigation, officers learned that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th, a suspect had entered a restricted employee-only office and stole a large amount of U.S. currency from a safe. Officers were able to view video surveillance from that timeframe, and observed a male, later identified as Cirigliano, walk into a restricted employee-only area in the basement of the building. Officers later determined that Cirigliano had forced entry into an office within the basement, and stole the cash before exiting the building through an internally locked rear door.
During the evening hours of August 7, 2022, officers responded to a downtown hotel in the area of 8th Street and Atlantic Ave for a reported burglary. Officers were able to view surveillance video from the early morning hours of August 7th, when the burglary occurred. Officers observed Cirigliano access a restricted employee-only office area through an unlocked office door. Cirigliano opened the cash register and stole U.S. currency before exiting the building.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division obtained an arrest warrant for Cirigliano through the Maryland District Court Commissioner. On August 8, 2022, Cirigliano was arrested by the Ocean City Police Department. Cirigliano was charged with burglary/second-degree general, burglary/fourth-degree storehouse, burglary/fourth-degree theft, and theft of $1,500 to under $25,000. Cirigliano was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held on a $7,500 bail.
If anyone has any further information regarding these two incidents, please contact the Ocean City Police Department. The Ocean City Police Department is prepared and proactively handling criminal violations and citizen complaints of illegal activity to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors. We want to remind citizens that if they see something suspicious, or have concerns about possible criminal activity occurring in Ocean City, reach out to us. We encourage you to call our Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at [email protected] or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610.