Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Arrest Made In Theft of City Property

OCPD Charge Suspect in Theft of City Property

On May 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Ocean City Police responded to the inlet lot in reference to a theft of Town of Ocean City property.  Officer arrived at the scene and met with an Ocean City Public Works supervisor who advised that two large sets of aluminum steps were stolen from a collapsible stage/trailer in the inlet parking lot.

Police noted the items that were stolen were from an area of the Inlet that is covered by the Town of Ocean City video surveillance cameras.   Officers were able to use the surveillance images that captured a person stealing the items.  After viewing footage from several cameras a suspect was identified as Timothy Allen Aulinskis, 46, of Berlin.

Officers located Aulinskis pick-up truck with the stolen city property at a residence in Berlin, Maryland.  During the investigation Police determined that Aulinskis did steal the items valued at approximately $3,000.

Ocean City Police have charged Aulinskis with the following:
  • 2 counts Theft $1,000 to $10,000
This is another example of surveillance technology helping to solve crimes.  In an ongoing effort to improve public safety, The Town of Ocean City has strategically positioned video surveillance cameras at various public locations throughout Ocean City.  These cameras provide not only surveillance to catch criminals; they also assist public safety with vehicular traffic management and large event planning.

The OCPD reminds citizens that it can view real-time video images of the Ocean City Boardwalk, Inlet and Beach by going to: http://oceancitymd.gov/allcams.html.

A photo of Aulinskis is not available at this time.

Ocean City Police Dept.

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