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Arrest Made in Burger King Case

January 30th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

On Monday, 01/30/2012, members of the C3I Warrant/Fugitive Unit, with assistance from the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, arrested 25 year old Michael Clay Blubaugh, Lonaconing, who was wanted in connection with a breaking and entering which occurred at the Burger King in Frostburg.

On 12/12/2011, at approximately 4:10 AM, the Frostburg Police responded to the Burger King in Frostburg after the General Manager, who had arrived at work minutes before, discovered that the business had been broken into. It was determined that the suspects had entered the business through the roof of the building. The suspects disabled the surveillance camera system and made their way to the office where they were able to gain access to the safe and remove an undisclosed sum of cash before fleeing the scene. In addition, the suspects removed the entire surveillance system’s recorder, in an apparent attempt to prevent identification.

The Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) was contacted and requested to assist in the investigation. The scene was processed by an Evidence Collection Technician with the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division.

C3I Investigators conducted numerous interviews. Based on information obtained during those interviews, evidence collected at the scene, and elsewhere, Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Blubaugh.

Blubaugh was charged with Burglary, Theft, and Malicious Destruction of Property. In addition, he was charged with  Obstruction of Justice and False Statement to a Police Officer for lying to Officers about his identity at the time of his arrest. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance, and is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a total bond of $55,000.00 on all charges, pending his next court appearance.

A co-defendant, 21 year old Llany Vega, Jr., Ellerslie, was arrested by C3I on 01/20/2012, and charged with the same offenses. He remains free on personal recognizance, pending his next court appearance

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