The capture of Clendaniel and White came after state troopers and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a saturation surveillance detail Tuesday night, focusing on the Bay View and Rising Sun areas where the armed robberies had been committed, according to state police.
State troopers were conducting surveillance on the High’s Dairy Store on Tuesday night when Clendaniel entered the store wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, sunglasses and black gloves and carrying a black machete and a blue cloth bag.
Clendaniel was immediately confronted by two state troopers who ordered her to stop and put down the machete, according court documents.
Clendaniel walked slowly backwards and then exited the store and ran into the front parking lot as state police gave chase and continued to tell her to stop. After running about 25 yards, Clendaniel stopped and faced the two state troopers, still holding the machete in her right hand. She was ordered to place the machete on the ground and was then arrested, according to charging documents.
Police then searched Clendaniel and found a crack pipe, five suboxone strips, two hypodermic needles an
unknown quantity of pills contained within an orange silly puddy substance, according to the documents.
After Clendaniel was arrested, law enforcement then began searching the surrounding areas and found White sitting in a red pickup truck parked at the end of Mansion Drive. Police spoke to White, who said he was waiting for his girlfriend Sarah to come back from the store.
White was then arrested and found to have 11 Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills and one triangular red pill marked with a fancy “F” that couldn’t be identified,” according to court documents.
Clendaniel and White’s string of armed robberies started on March 21 at 8:37 p.m. at the Pantry 1 Mart near Rising Sun, where clerks reported a masked woman had entered the store, brandished a machete, demanded cash and cigarettes and then fled the store on foot.
The next day at 8:12 p.m. a similar armed robbery occurred at High’s Dairy Store at 3155 Joseph Biggs Memorial Highway. Clerks again told troopers that a short woman walked into the store wielding a machete and demanded cash and cigarettes.
The armed robbery spree then continued on March 25 when a woman armed with a machete again held up the Pantry 1 Mart and demanded cash and cigarettes.
No one was hurt during any of the robberies, according to state police.