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Ocean View Traffic Stop Leads to Burglary Suspect's Arrest

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OCEAN VIEW, Md.- Authorities say an early Monday traffic stop in Ocean View led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man on burglary and related charges.

Delaware State Police said that shortly before 2 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a commercial burglary alarm at the Bethany Bay Homeowner's Association Clubhouse, located at 37270 Clubhouse Lane. When they arrived on the scene they found the an exterior sliding glass door shattered.  It appeared that someone had entered the building as a computer was found damaged upon the troopers' entry to examine the scene, according to police. 

While troopers were waiting for a building manager, the Ocean View Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Volkswagen Passat in the area of Central and Woodland avenues for some traffic violations. According to police, the Ocean View police officer observed some fresh cuts on his body and noticed he was in possession of a hammer, pry bar, and some gloves. Troopers said that once the building manager arrived at the clubhouse, video surveillance was reviewed and matched the description of the suspect as well as the vehicle leaving the scene of the crime.  It was also determined that the suspect had stolen a lock box containing an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing, investigators said. 

Joshua W. Hunter, of Dagsboro, was taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where he was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, theft over $1,500 and criminal mischief.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,250 secured bond.

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