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More than two dozen storage units burglarized in Garrett County, suspects arrested

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 10:33:01-05

GARRETT COUNTY, Md. — Two people were arrested after allegedly burglarizing more than two dozen storage units in Maryland.

Laura Martin, 35, and Robert Quinn, 42 are charged in connection with the burglaries in Garrett County.

According to a preliminary investigation, at about 9:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Maryland State Police responded to a storage unit facility, located on the 35900 block of Garrett Highway in Accident, Maryland for a report of suspicious activity.

Troopers responded to the scene and found an unoccupied vehicle and saw two people trying to flee the scene. Troopers detained the individuals, later identified as Martin and Quinn.

Through further investigation, it was learned that Martin and Quinn were trying to gain entry into a storage unit with the use of bolt cutters. According to investigators, Martin and Quinn are also suspected of burglarizing 30 storage units at the same facility on January 13.

Martin and Quinn are being charged with second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit fourth-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary with possession of burglary tools, and malicious destruction of property of under $1,000.

Both were taken before the Garrett County Commissioner’s Office following their arrest.

The Maryland State Police is encouraging anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the McHenry Barrack at 301-387-1101.