A mother and her two adult children are facing burglary and theft charges after detectives raided their Crystal Beach Manor home last week, according to police.
Investigators arrested the trio about 11 a.m. on Thursday while raiding their home in the unit block of Cedar Street, police said.
Officers confiscated jewelry and other property that had been reported stolen following an unspecified number of house burglaries in that neighborhood from Dec. 22 through Dec. 29, police said.
Investigators filed multiple charges against 50-year-old Lisa Marie Jones; her son, James Don Jones II, 21; and her daughter, Katherine P. Jones, 20, police reported.
The son remained in the Cecil County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond on Sunday, while the mother and daughter were being held there in lieu of $15,000 bond each.
Also on Thursday, investigators raided a Green Street home in Crystal Beach Manor, where they seized an alleged stolen television and arrested a 37-year-old Brian Keith Lapkiewicz, who was wanted in Pennsylvania in an unrelated case, police said.
In addition, detectives raided a home in the nearby Elk View Shores community, but they found no evidence and made no arrests, police added.
According to 1st Sgt. Michael Holmes, a spokesman for the Cecil County Sheriff's Office, investigators were able to arrest Jones and her two children after receiving tips from Crystal Beach Manor residents who attended a Jan. 15 public meeting in Earleville to address rampant crime in their community.
"These arrests came as a direct result of information that came out because of the meeting. Some residents met with investigators after the meeting and provided valuable information," Holmes said.
Since the meeting, the Sheriff's Office has been working a joint investigation with Maryland State Police at the North East Barrack, he said. The lead investigators are Dfc. Dave Mallery and MSP Tfc. Jeremy Vogt.
The joint investigation is continuing, Holmes said Sunday.
"We expect to recover more stolen property and make more arrests. Additional charges also could be filed," Holmes said.
Jerry Cook, president of the Crystal Beach Manor Civic Association, could not be reached on Sunday for comment on last week's arrests in his community.
While searching the Jones' home on Thursday, police found assorted jewelry, tools and a safe, all of which had been reported stolen by Crystal Beach Manor residents after their homes were burglarized in late December, Holmes said.
The Joneses were at home when police served the search warrant, and they were taken into custody without incident, he added.
Meanwhile, during the raid in the unit block of Green Street, where police confiscated a television, investigators took Lapkiewicz into custody on an outstanding Pennsylvania warrant, Holmes reported.
Lapkiewicz is accused of failing to appear for trial to defend himself against drunken-driving charges in that state, Holmes said.
He, however, has not been charged in connection with the alleged stolen television which police found inside his Green Street home, Holmes added.
Lapkiewicz, who is facing a fugitive from justice charge, is free after posting a $5,000 bond, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Charges against Lisa Jones and her two adult children, meanwhile, include first-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and theft of property valued at more than $1,000 and less than $10,000, court records show.
Each is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 28, according to court records.
James Don Jones II, who is facing more charges than his mother and sister, also is scheduled for trial on March 8 in one of his two cases, court records show.