OCEAN CITY – A resort man deemed one of the Ocean City Police Department’s “most wanted” for a string of burglaries in an Ocean City trailer park in March was arrested this week in Florida and awaits extradition to Worcester County to face 34 charges of burglary.
The OCPD was informed this week a suspect on its “most wanted” list was recently arrested in Oakland Park, Fla. just north of Fort Lauderdale. Stavros “Steve” Kominos, 21, of West Ocean City, has been on the OCPD’s most wanted list since March when he was connected as a suspect to a string of burglaries at the Isle of Wight trailer park in the resort in the area of 24th Street.
On March 4, OCPD officers responded to the trailer park in reference to a break-in. Initially, the officers believed they were responding to a single burglary, but a thorough search of the entire trailer park revealed an additional 14 trailers had been burglarized. Numerous items were removed from the burglarized residences including televisions, DVD players and a vacuum.
Evidence was gathered at the scene by the OCPD’s Forensic Services unit and investigators were able to connect the crimes to a pair of individuals who were visiting Ocean City for the weekend including Kominos and Adam Woodson Queen, 21, of Bethel Park, Pa. Queen was arrested a short time later, but Kominos fled to Florida the next day and has been wanted by Ocean City Police ever since until he was taken into custody in Oakland Park this week.
He was arrested by Oakland Park Police and is currently being held in the Broward County Jail awaiting extradition to Worcester County to face 34 charges of burglary. Kominos is no stranger to the local court system. He was arrested in May 2007 on second-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges. Kominos later pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was placed on unsupervised probation for one year, which is set to expire in August. When he returned to Worcester County, he will also likely be charged with violating the terms of his probation for the incident in May 2007.
Meanwhile, Queen went to trial for his role in the trailer park burglaries in October and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary. He was sentenced to the 217 days he spent in jail while awaiting trial.