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Maryland State Police K9s Assist With Two Arrests After Recovery Of Stolen ATV

(NORTH EAST, MD) – Two Maryland State Police K-9s assisted troopers with the arrests of two suspects after the recovery of a stolen ATV in Cecil County yesterday.

The accused are identified as Acie Tillman Boyce, Jr., 22 and Brittany Jade Russell, 23, both of North East, Maryland.  Boyce was charged with motor vehicle theft, disorderly conduct along with several other charges related to the incident.  Russell was charged with disorderly conduct.

Shortly after 1:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the owner of a 2015 camouflage Polaris Ranger, an all-terrain vehicle, came to the North East Barrack to report her ATV vehicle as stolen. She also advised police that her silver trailer was missing.

Around 10:20 p.m. last night, the North East Barrack received 9-1-1 calls reporting the stolen ATV traveling on Route 7, West Old Philadelphia Road between Wells Camp Road and MD 267 in North East. Troopers from the North East Barrack responded to the area and made contact with witnesses who observed the ATV fleeing the area.

Further investigation led the troopers to an area on Louisa Lane where they observed a grass trail from the roadway into a wooded area. Troopers ultimately found the unoccupied ATV approximately 25 yards south of the roadway with spray paint all throughout the vehicle.  They immediately secured the area and called for K9 assistance.

Shortly after, K9 Wade and K9 Max, along with their handlers, responded to the scene and found the two suspects, later identified as Boyce and Russell.  The two suspects were found lying down, hiding in a wooded area approximate 100 yards south from where the ATV was found. They were arrested on scene shortly before midnight without incident.

Both Russell and Boyce, Jr., were processed at the North East Barrack. Russell was released on her own recognizance and Boyce, Jr., was transported to the Cecil County Detention Center.


K9 WADE                                                 K9 MAX


Acie Tillman Boyce, Jr.                        Brittany Jade Russell


2015 Polaris Ranger



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