2.19.14 Attempted Burglary, Arrests - Park City Mall
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at approximately 4:26 a.m. Park City Security Officer Melvin Figueroa was monitoring surveillance cameras of the interior and the exterior of Park City Center, 142 Park City Center. Figueroa observed a white four door Jeep driving along the north side of the Bon Ton store (600 Park City Center) with its headlights turned off. The Jeep continued past the entrance for security and maintenance, turned around and parked along side of a set of overhead garage doors and an employee/contractor entrance.
Two male subjects exited the white Jeep and walked to a set of double doors. The subjects began to forcibly pull on the double doors in an attempt to gain entrance. This door is labeled with a warning; "Entrance, Employees & Contractors Only. No Trespassing. Security.” The subjects then got back into the Jeep. The Jeep exited the Park City Center property and was seen driving back and forth into the parking lots of other businesses in the area, stopping briefly, and then driving back onto Park City Center property.
Figueroa contacted Lancaster County Wide Communications and reported this suspicious activity. Lancaster City Police Officers Jay Hatfield and William Hamby were dispatched to Park City Center. Upon arriving in the area, Officer's Hatfield and Hamby observed a white Jeep Patriot, bearing Florida registration plates, exiting the Park City Center property. Officers Hamby and Hatfield conducted a vehicle stop on the Jeep.
Off. Hamby made contact with the driver, identified as Brian Millhouse and the front passenger, Quinton Holliday. As Officer Hamby spoke with the two front passengers, Officer Hatfield observed a black bag in the back part of the vehicle with two crow/pry bars protruding from the top of the bag. He also observed blue latex gloves scattered in the rear passenger area. Off. Hatfield observed a third occupant, later identified as Dwayne Daughtry, lying down across the rear seating area. When Off. Hatfield attempted to speak with Daughtry, Daughtry picked up a blue latex glove and placed it in his mouth as if he were going to swallow it. Believing that he was attempting to destroy or hide evidence, Off. Hatfield removed Daughtry from the vehicle. Daughtry had the latex glove wadded up inside of his mouth. Off. Hatfield gave Daughtry numerous commands to spit out the glove, which he eventually did. As the other subjects were removed from the vehicle, officers observed a black bag with a wig sticking out of it.
The three occupants of the Jeep were taken into custody and transported to the police station. Officers also noticed that there was a Global Positioning System device in the vehicle that was programmed with Park City Center as the destination. All three individuals were questioned by detectives, and as a result of this investigation, they were charged with the following offenses by Det.Toby Hickey before MDJ Mary Sponaugle:
1st blk Castleford Ct., Baltimore MD
Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Possess an Instrument of Crime, and Tampering with Evidence. Daughtry was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.
5000 blk Daybreak Terrace, Baltimore MD
Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, and Criminal Conspiracy to Possess an Instrument of Crime. Holliday was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.
1500 blk N Smallwood St Baltimore MD
Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary, Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, and Criminal Conspiracy to Possess an Instrument of Crime. Millhouse was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $500,000.00 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.