Po­lice: Man ar­rested for break­ing into po­lice car

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DENTON — A 19-year-old Pre­ston man re­cently ar­rested for al­legedly break­ing into two ve­hi­cles in Denton, in­clud­ing an un­marked po­lice in­ter­cep­tor, is also sus­pected of com­mit­ting sim­i­lar crimes in Tal­bot and Dorch­ester coun­ties, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease from the Caro­line County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Scott Allen Wiens was ar­rested Fri­day, Sept. 21, and charged with two counts of theft and two counts of ma­li­cious de­struc­tion of prop­erty, po­lice said. Court records show he was re­leased from the Caro­line County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on Mon­day, Sept. 24, on $5,000 bond.

Po­lice said the po­lice in­ter­cep­tor, a 2017 Ford Ex­plorer, be­longed to the sher­iff’s of­fice and was parked out­side it when some­one found it, around 10 a.m. Sept. 21, with dam­age to two pas­sen­ger side win­dows and the rear hatch win­dow.

Po­lice said sev­eral items were miss­ing from the Ex­plorer, in­clud­ing a radar unit, dig­i­tal cam­era, leather note­book, roll of crime scene tape and $36 in cash.

Dam­age to the Ex­plorer’s win­dows was es­ti­mated at $1,100; the value of the stolen items was es­ti­mated at $6,400, po­lice said.

The same day, a sec­ond ve­hi­cle, be­long­ing to Karen Cold­well, was found parked in the Denton Wal­mart park­ing lot, with two bro­ken win­dows, one on the rear driver’s side and one on the rear hatch, po­lice said.

A black purse hold­ing sev­eral credit cards and $100 in cash was miss­ing from the ve­hi­cle, po­lice said.

The value of the dam­aged and stolen prop­erty in that case was es­ti­mated at $600, po­lice said.

Po­lice said Wiens was iden­ti­fied as a sus­pect that day and ar­rested.

It is sus­pected he was in­volved with sim­i­lar in­ci­dents in Tal­bot and Dorch­ester coun­ties Thurs­day, Sept. 20, and Fri­day, Sept. 21, po­lice said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call Det. Am­ber Thamert at 410-479-5980.

SCOTT ALLEN WIENS

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