INCIDENT: Robbery / Theft DATE/TIME: 09/16/2016 LOCATION: 1925 Main Street, Chester, MD VICTIM: Safeway Store.
DETAILS: Initial call was that three Hispanic males had left the Safeway store with a large amount of unpaid for merchandise. When attempting to leave the store, one of the subjects displayed a can of pepper spray to employees. The three then dumped two shopping carts of items into a white SUV and fled onto east-bound RT 50.
An EOC employee traveling on RT 50 heard the broadcast and was advised they were behind the suspect vehicle. Dfc. Ryan Davidson then made contact with the vehicle just before the RT 50 & RT 404 intersection. When an attempt to stop the SUV was made, the driver of the SUV refused to stop, continued into Talbot County, several times appeared to be stopping and then speeding up. The SUV then made a left into the parking lot of Mill Creek Farm store, and then back onto RT 50 going back towards QA County. The SUV then pulled into a driveway and all three occupants fled on foot.
One of the subjects fell and as he was getting up, Davidson forced him back to the ground and placed him under arrest. A back-up unit, Deputy Mike Piasecki and K9 Zora located and arrested the other two suspects near RT 50.
Two of the suspects were transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters to begin processing. The third suspect was complaining of a back injury and was escorted to Easton Memorial. He was soon transported to Sheriff’s Headquarters for processing.
The stolen items, consisting of Red Bull drinks, frozen shrimp and packages of beef and pork were valued at several hundred dollars was returned to the store.
The subjects were identified as Alex Medina (38) of Salisbury MD, Joan M. Santiago (36) of Bridgeville DE and Juan Lopez (32) of Bridgeville, MD. All three have been charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Theft, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction / Hindering, Assault 1st & 2nd Degree, Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Conspiracy to commit Theft and Chemical Device with Intent to Injure. All three subjects are incarcerated at the QA Detention Center on a $75,000 Bond each.
Category: Local Crime