(Dec. 14, 2018) A 24-year-old Bishopville man was arrested in connection with allegedly burglarizing a home last Saturday off Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City, according to an arrest report filed in district court.
David Gault-Godinez was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, and theft of $100 to under $1,500.
Ocean City police were called around 8:58 p.m. about a break-in at a unit on Sunset Drive. The victim told police about five people had broken into his apartment.
The victim told police he was sleeping upstairs but was awakened by a loud noise coming from downstairs and then found people he mostly recognized in his home. He had not given anyone permission to come inside his residence.
An officer saw Gault-Godinez lying in the grass, an apparent acquaintance of the victim. According to the charging documents, Gault-Godinez had in his jacket pocket a Bluetooth speaker that belonged to the victim.
Also found next to Gault-Godinez was the victim’s Xbox gaming controller, police said. report.
Following his arrest, Gault-Godinez reportedly said someone let him into the victim’s residence and “was told he could sleep where he was lying.”
When asked why he had the victim’s possessions, he said, “I don’t know, whatever,” the report said.
Gault-Godinez posted a $3,500 bail and awaits a Dec. 31 preliminary hearing in district court.