(Dec. 21, 2018) A 44-year-old Whaleyville man was arrested in connection with several vehicle break-ins in Berlin during the last several of months, the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday.
Joseph Brian Moseley was charged with a host of offenses, including malicious destruction of property, theft between $100 and $1,500, theft scheme between $100 and $1,500, and eight counts of rogue and vagabond, according to the bureau.
Moseley was taken into custody by the sheriff’s office on Monday, following an investigation involving the Berlin Police Department and WCBI. He is awaiting trial.
Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing last month said about a dozen thefts from vehicles had occurred in the town since late September. All of the vehicles were reportedly unlocked.
Downing, at the time, said thefts were also up in Ocean Pines, Salisbury and Fruitland. He said the string of break-ins was typical of the holiday season and urged residents to report any unusual activity to police.