Friday, October 9–Minors Admit To Trolley Damage

WEST OCEAN CITY – Three juveniles were arrested this week on felony malicious destruction of property, theft and burglary charges this week after allegedly damaging four Ocean City trolley buses.

On Monday morning, a Maryland State Police trooper responded to a public works yard on Keyser Point in West Ocean City in reference to the malicious destruction of four town trolley buses stored there. According to police reports, the investigation revealed an unknown suspect or suspects had smashed out every piece of glass on the four buses including all windows, windshields, windows, doors, headlights, taillights, mirrors and coin fare boxes. The total amount in damages came to around $20,000.

The Maryland State Police Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to process the evidence. The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WBCI) was later able to connect the incident to three juveniles, one 14 years of age and two 12 years of age.

All three later admitted causing the damage to the trolley buses. They were arrested around 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday and charged with malicious destruction of property over $500, theft under $100 and fourth-degree burglary.

The juveniles were processed at the MSP barrack in Berlin and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Services before being released to the custody of their parents.