Woman arrested in Elkton-area deli burglary
— A woman remained jailed Thursday after investigators arrested her in connection with an Elkton-area deli burglary in which more than $1,000 in single-pack cigarettes were stolen, police reported.
The suspect, Jeanette Renee Hunt, 39, of the 700 block of West Pulaski Highway, is accused of playing a role in the break-in at
Wright’s Country Deli at 1829 E. Pulaski Highway on Sept. 22, according to Cecil County District Court records.
“We believe that at least one other suspect was involved. That person has not been charged at this point,” said Lt. Michael Holmes, a Cecil County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, declining to specify Hunt’s alleged role because of the ongoing investigation.
Investigators determined that the alleged burglars used a hammer to smash the shop’s glass front to gain entry into the business, police said, adding that the door sustained $800 in damage.
Once inside, the burglars allegedly stole $1,280 worth of Marlboro and Newport cigarettes, all of them contained in single packs, not cartons, according to court records. That translates to approximately 180 packs of cigarettes.
They also allegedly stole an estimated $100 worth of “assorted liquor bottles” and $55 in cash, bringing the total losses, including the damaged door, to $2,235, court records show.
Because of the ongoing investigation, Holmes declined to detail how investigators developed Hunt as one of the burglary suspects.
Detectives arrested Hunt on Tuesday and filed 10 criminal charges against her, including second- degree burglary, theft of property valued at more than $1,000 and less than $10,000, malicious destruction of property and several mirroring conspiracy offenses, according to court records.
Hunt remained in the Cecil County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond on Thursday. She initially had been held on a $125,000 bond, but a district court judge reduced that amount by $100,000 during a bail review hearing earlier this week, court records show.