Burglary of Smoke Shop Leads to Barricade, Police Make 5 Arrests and Recover Stolen Property

July 28, 2023

Marcus Price (left) and Jordan Rice (right)

On Monday, July 24, 2023, at 12:12 a.m., units responded to the Cloud Smoke Shop located at 22811 Three Notch Road in California, for an alarm.

Upon arrival, evidence of forced entry was found.

Video showed the suspect filling a black backpack with stolen items, the suspect looked at the camera and fled back through the broken window. After making contact with employees, approximately $2,041.29 worth of merchandise was found to be stolen.

Shortly after units arrived at the business, a citizen contacted the St. Mary’s County Emergency Communications Center providing suspect information and their location. They also indicated one of the identified suspects may be armed with a firearm.

Units arrived at the provided address and with assistance of the citizen, developed evidence the named suspects were involved with the burglary at the Cloud Smoke Shop.

A perimeter was established and six individuals emerged from the residence. The potentially armed roommate was unaccounted for, and a barricade was declared.

The St. Mary’s County Hostage Negotiations Team, Emergency Services Team, and Criminal Investigations Division responded and continued the investigation. After several hours of attempting contact at the residence, a Search Warrant was authorized for the residence and executed by the Emergency Services Team.

During the execution of the Search Warrant, one juvenile subject was located within the residence along with numerous items known to be stolen from Cloud Smoke Shop were recovered.

As a result of multiple interviews and the continued investigation, Marcus Jamal Price age 21 of California, Jordan Dayvon Rice age 21 of Huntingtown, and three juveniles were charged with
Burglary and related offenses.

Marcus Price was released the same day of his arrest on an unsecure bond of $3,000

Jordan Rice was released the same day of his arrest on an unsecure bond of $2,500

Marcus Price (left) and Jordan Rice (right)