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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Victims Track Cell Phone Right to Thief

Stanley Darnell Harris
On June 2, 2013, at approximately 2:15 a.m. Ocean City Police responded to 117 49th Street in
reference to the theft of three cell phones and credit cards. Officers arrived at the scene and met with the victims who advised that their cell phones, which were all IPhones, had been stolen and that they were tracking their whereabouts using the cellphones GPS tracking features.

During the search for the phones, which had been tracked to the 25th & 26th Street area of the Crystal Beach Hotel, one of the victims was able to activate the audible alarm feature on their stolen cell phone. Officers heard the alarm and located the source of the sound emanating from room 303.
Officers located an individual in room 303, who was later identified as Stanley Darnell Harris, 52, of Washington, DC. The phone with the alarm was coming from Harris’s pants pocket. Officers recovered the phone from Harris and determined it was one of the three stolen cell phones. While on scene, officers recovered the two other stolen cell phones and two wallets belonging to the victims.

In addition to the stolen phone, Harris was found to be in possession of a fictitiously altered Military identification. Harris was arrested and charged with the following:
· Three counts of Theft over $500 under $1000.
· Theft scheme over $500 under $10,000.
· Theft under $100.
· Possession of a fraudulently altered military identification.

Harris was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and transferred to the Worcester County Jail on a $5,000 bond.


Anonymous said...

Way to be proactive with your iPhones!

Anonymous said...

Great work OCPD. NOW let's see what the courts do with this person. How many of the charges will be merged with others and how many will be Nol Pros? Personally, I believe in "bamboo caning" and chain gain punishment in cases like this.

Anonymous said...

Catch and release is more profitable to the Judicial system by far than long term incarceration.All one has to do is know in what specific action the profit lies.That and that alone will dictate the extent of punishment handed out.

Anonymous said...

Where's Bernadette and her poodle to save the day? Oh running Sarasota PD into the ground!