Cumberland Times-News

February 22, 2013

Suspects burglarize animal shelter facilities - 02/23

Cumberland Times-News

— OAKLAND — The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of burglaries that occurred in the last several days in the Oakland area that appeared to be related.

Vials of controlled dangerous substances were taken when someone broke into the Garrett County Animal Shelter sometime during the night Tuesday or during the early morning hours Wednesday, police said.

Two nights later, the animal shelter was broken into again and someone attempted to steal the safe but was unsuccessful.

A third burglary occurred during the same time frame at the Countryside Animal Hospital off Weber Road, when numerous medications were stolen.

The Garrett County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in these crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-334-1911 or leave tips at Callers may remain anonymous.