Date & Time: 08/31/2015 1805 HRS
Case #: 15-0000802
Location Occurred: Berlin Walmart; 11416 Ocean Gateway
Crime or Violation: Theft/CDS Violations
Accused: Michael James Swader II, W/M, DOB 08/31/1994
Charges Theft +1,000/Theft Scheme +1,000, Drug Paraphernalia, Drug Paraphernalia (Hypodermic Needles)
Narrative: On 08/31/15 at approximately 5:48 pm, members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office responded to the Berlin Walmart in reference to a theft complaint.
Upon arrival, deputies located the suspect who was later identified as Michael James Swader, W/M, age 20, of Pasadena, MD hiding in his vehicle in the parking lot.
Deputies later learned that Swader had stolen a total of 23 Wii game controllers from 08/23/2015-08/31/2015. The total value of the stolen merchandise was $1,233.33
A search later revealed Swader was in possession of drug paraphernalia including hypodermic needles.
Swader was charged with theft $1,000-10,000, theft scheme $1,000-10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles). Swader was taken before a District Court Commissioner and held on $5,000 bond.