DENTON The Caroline County Sheriff's Office arrested two women on burglary charges Sept. 29 as part of Operation Gold Rush, according to a news release.
Police said over the last two months central Caroline experienced a rash of daytime burglaries, with those involved targeting residences at which no one was home. Police said signs of forced entry were found only on rare occasions.
Police said jewelry, coins, cash and other items were taken by the burglars, who entered through unlocked windows or doors and attempted to leave little or no evidence behind.
Police said Danielle Brook Geib, 21, of Ridgely, and Brittany Renee McNeil, 21, of Delmar, Del., were arrested and charged with nine counts each of first-degree burglary.
Police said Geib and McNeil broke into a home near Bridgeville, Del., Sept. 29, and were arrested shortly thereafter by the Caroline Sheriff's Office, with help from the Caroline County Drug Task Force. Police said Geib and McNeil were found possessing numerous jewelry boxes, jewelry and other stolen property from multiple burglaries.
Police said the arrest closes out nine separate burglary cases in Caroline, and additional links have been found in neighboring counties in both Maryland and Delaware. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
"I am proud of the manner in which investigators from the Caroline Sheriff's Office worked with allied police departments from throughout the Mid-Shore area in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion. I hope the arrests bring some level of comfort to the victims who have been traumatized by these flagrant acts," said Caroline County Sheriff Randy Bounds in a statement.
Court records from the Maryland Judiciary website show Geib and McNeil remain held in the Caroline County Detention Center, Denton. Geib's bail was set at $100,000 and McNeil's was put at $500,000
From the Star Democrat