Trespasser Hits Same Residence Again

Trespasser Hits Same Residence Again
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WEST OCEAN CITY — A local man. who had been arrested for trespassing at a West Ocean City residence multiple times over the last few weeks. allegedly returned to the same home again on Sunday and this time disconnected the home’s air conditioning unit.

Shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday, Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Old Bridge Rd. for a reported trespassing incident. The deputy met with the homeowner, who told police a suspect, identified as Kebba Wadda, 47, of West Ocean City, had disconnected his air conditioning units. It was at least the fourth time Wadda had trespassed at the same residence in the span of a few weeks.

Wadda had been arrested for trespassing at the same residence last Thursday. He had also been arrested the night prior on a warrant charging him with burglary, trespassing, malicious destruction of property and harassment of the same victim at the same residence. Those arrests continued a pattern for Wadda.

On July 31, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a trespasser at a residence on Old Bridge Rd. in West Ocean City. Upon arrival, the deputy learned the suspect had already left the area. The deputy spoke with the homeowner who said the suspect continued to park his BMW in the area and walk through his yard and around his residence.

The homeowner told police he made contact with the suspect back on July 13 and advised him to stay off his property and not return. A check on the call history of the property revealed the police had been called for similar incidents on July 13, July 27 and again on July 31.

A short time later, the homeowner contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised the suspect had returned. The suspect was located in the area and a traffic stop was initiated. Wadda was arrested and charged with four counts of trespassing. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on personal recognizance.

Wadda was arrested again on Sunday and charged with trespassing, malicious destruction of property and harassment. This time, however, he was not released on recognizance, but instead was ordered to be held on a $15,000 bond.

Trespassing At Casino

BERLIN — A Delmar man was arrested on trespassing and disorderly conduct charges last week after returning to the Casino at Ocean Downs after being told to leave earlier.

Around 7:15 p.m. last Thursday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the Casino at Ocean Downs in Berlin for a reported trespasser. Upon arrival, the deputy observed a suspect, later identified as Richard Moore, 44, of Delmar, in the casino parking lot acting in a disorderly manner.

The deputy was informed Moore had been removed from the property and trespassed from the property earlier in the night by a different deputy and security staff. This time, Moore was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing and was released on criminal citations pending a trial date.

Speeding Leads To Weed

SNOW HILL — A Salisbury man was arrested on marijuana distribution charges last week after a routine speeding stop in Snow Hill revealed 55 individually wrapped baggies of weed.

Last Thursday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol on Snow Hill Rd. near Whiton Rd. stopped a vehicle for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy detected the strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the passenger compartment. The driver was identified as Donald Evans Parker, 21, of Salisbury and was asked to exit the vehicle.

During the subsequent search, the deputy located 55 individually wrapped bags of marijuana, a large amount of currency and paraphernalia indicating intent to distribute. Parker was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession greater than 10 grams and paraphernalia charges. He was ordered to be held on a $15,000 bond.

Punched On The Bus

WEST OCEAN CITY — A juvenile was arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges last weekend after allegedly punching a man on a bus at the outlets in West Ocean City.

Around 7:15 p.m. last Saturday, Worcester County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of the Tanger Outlets in West Ocean City for a reported assault that had just occurred on a bus. A male victim told police a juvenile female had just punched him on the bus. The deputy removed the juvenile female from the bus, and while the officer attempted to question the girl, she allegedly became disorderly at the bus stop and in the parking lot of the outlets.

The juvenile was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct. She was released to a parent pending a court date.

Guilty Plea In Porn Sting

SNOW HILL — A Silver Spring, Md. man arrested in April after sexually soliciting and sending images of child pornography to a local girl pleaded guilty last week in Worcester County Circuit Court to multiple charges and now awaits his fate pending a sentencing hearing in September.

On April 2, the Maryland State Police forwarded a case involving child pornography and solicitation to the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation (WCBI). Detectives met with the complainant, the father of a 14-year-old girl who had allegedly been sexually solicited and sent pornography images by a suspect identified as Hector Ochoa-Barrios, 28, of Silver Spring.

WCBI detectives assumed the identity of the 14-year-old victim and continued communication with Ochoa-Barrios. The suspect again sexually solicited who he thought was the juvenile and expressed an interest in meeting her to engage in various sexual activities.

Detectives arranged to meet with Ochoa-Barrios in Snow Hill and Ochoa-Barrios traveled over two-and-a-half hours to meet the victim and arrived in Snow Hill and was taken into custody. He was charged with two counts of sexual solicitation of a minor, child pornography promotion and distribution, possession of child pornography and identity fraud, the latter for allegedly using a false Social Security number.

During a subsequent interview, Ochoa-Barrios admitted to having a sexual interest in young females and to downloading and having child pornography on his cell phone and on a tablet in his vehicle. He also admitted possessing and using a Social Security number that did not belong to him.

Ochoa-Barrios is classified as a “non-immigrant overstay” and he has been entered into the immigration system. Last week, Ochoa-Barrios pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a minor, possession and distribution of child pornography and identity fraud. A sentencing hearing has been set for Sept. 2.

Traffic Stop Nets Drugs, Weapon

BERLIN — A Pennsylvania man was arrested on drug and weapons charges last weekend after a routine traffic stop near Berlin.

Around 3:30 a.m. last Friday, a Worcester County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of eastbound Route 50 near Racetrack Rd. observed a black passenger car with a headlight out. The deputy conducted a traffic stop, and after the appropriate paperwork was issued to the driver, identified as Anthony Weaver, 21, of Myerstown, Pa., a consent search of the vehicle was executed.

During the search, a controlled dangerous substance was found along with a weapon. Weaver was arrested and charged with possession of CDS-not marijuana, and carrying a concealed weapon. Weaver was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on personal recognizance.