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Wicomico County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 7th, 2010 :: 03:16 p.m. EDT


Burglary Arrest

Incident: Burglary Arrest

Date of Incident: 4 September 2010

Location: 4900 block of Powellville Road, Pittsville, MD

Suspect: 1. Richard J. Rusch, 18, Berlin, MD

2. Eric Charnley, 25, No Fixed Address

Narrative: On 4 September 2010 at 3:18 PM, a deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate a reported burglary of a garage. Investigation revealed that two subjects, later identified as Richard J. Rusch and Eric Charnley were seen entering a garage at a residence in the 4900 block of Powellville Road and exiting with two gas cans. Neither had permission to enter the garage and take the gasoline. With the Assistance of the Worcester Sheriff’s Office and the Berlin Police, Rusch and Charnley were stopped as they tried to go through Berlin. During the ensuing investigation, the deputy discovered that the pair had run out of gas in their vehicle and saw this gas in the garage as a target of opportunity.

Both Rusch and Charnley were arrested and transported to the Central Booking Unit where they were processed and taken in front of the District Court Commissioner. After an initial appearance, both Rusch and Charnley were detained on bond, $10,000.00 and $30,000.00 respectively.

Charges: Burglary 2nd Degree


Releasing Authority: 1st SGT Tim Robinson Date: 7 September 2010

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office
401 Naylor Mill Rd
Salisbury, MD 21801

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 410-548-4891

4900 Powellville Rd
Pittsville, MD 21850

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