OCEAN CITY, MD – (June 21, 2017): Two suspects from Prince George’s County were recently arrested by the Ocean City Police Department after officers found that they were in possession of stolen items from several different victims.
On June 15, 2017, officers were dispatched to the area of 4th Street and Washington Lane for a report of a theft from a vehicle. Officers viewed surveillance footage and broadcast a description of the suspects to officers nearby. Later that day, officers located the suspects in the area of Dorchester Street and the boardwalk. The two were identified as Michael W. Allen, 27, of College Park, MD, and Aitana L. Garrison, 20, of Laurel, MD.
During a search of Allen’s person, officers located multiple credit cards and identification cards belonging to several different people. At that time, Allen and Garrison were placed under arrest. Officers then responded to the suspect’s vehicle in the area of 4th Street and Washington Lane. During a search of the vehicle, officers located additional stolen items belonging to several separate victims.
Allen has been charged with theft scheme of $1,000 to under $10,000, four counts of theft less than $1,000, two counts of theft less than $100, and rogue and vagabond. Garrison has been charged with theft scheme of $1,000 to under $10,000 and four counts of theft less than $1,000. Allen and Garrison were both seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released on personal recognizance.