Jail Ordered For WOC Burglar

SNOW HILL — A West Ocean City man pleaded guilty this week in Worcester County Circuit Court to a string of local burglaries and was sentenced to 10 years, all but three of which were then suspended.

On Tuesday, Brandon Borradaile, 25, pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree burglary and one count of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle for the Worcester County portion of the incident and was sentenced to 10 years, all but three years of which were then suspended. Borradaile was also placed on probation for five years upon his release and was ordered to pay roughly $8,500 in restitution to the victims in Worcester. Last week, Borradaile pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree burglary in Queen Anne’s Circuit Court for that portion of the incident in December and was sentenced to 20 years, all but five of which were then suspended.

Around 6:30 a.m. on December 22, Maryland State Police troopers in Queen Anne’s County were dispatched to a residential community in Stevensville after a neighbor reported suspicious activity at a residence. The caller told police about an unfamiliar vehicle observed in the driveway and a suspicious man walking around the house.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they observed broken glass from a sliding glass door at the back of the house, indicating a possible illegal entry. When troopers made verbal command for Borradaile to exit the home, he allegedly refused to cooperate with police and barricaded himself inside the residence.

Troopers identified a blue Toyota Avalon in the driveway as a stolen vehicle. The blue Avalon had been reported stolen during a burglary at an unoccupied Ocean City residence on Inlet Rd. three days earlier. The Avalon was the same vehicle found in the driveway of the Stevensville home on Monday morning.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 22, the Maryland State Police Special Tactical Assault Team element entered the Stevensville residence. MSP troopers, with the assistance of deputies from the Queen Anne’s sheriff’s department, established a perimeter and called for the Special Tactical Assault Team and the MSP Hostage Recovery Team negotiators. The MSP Avation Command responded to assist, along with the MSP K-9 unit, the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Chestertown Police Department and the Kent Island Fire Volunteer Department. Borradaile was arrested without further incident after a nine-hour standoff.