Police searching for pair in Tuesday burglary incident

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a local woman and man in connection with a larceny incident in Great Cacapon on Tuesday, June 28. Residents in the area of Milo School Road and Youngblood Road reported yesterday seeing and hearing law enforcement officers in vehicles and in helicopters searching the area for hours. Police say they no longer believe the pair are in the immediate area.

Sheriff K.C. Bohrer on Wednesday said investigators continue to look for Victoria Renee Omps, 25, and Ralph Jeremy Dudley, 36. Omps is wanted for larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny, fleeing and eluding law enforcement. Dudley is wanted for wanton endangerment and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.  The sheriff said both are persons of interest in a burglary and larceny of a dark gray 1999 Chevy Silverado  with WV registration 91C885.

If anyone in the public knows the whereabouts of the two, contact the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department via 911 or through your local police agency.

Capt. Tim Stapleton and Deputy B. Knotts are the investigating case officers.

At one point during police activity yesterday, officers were told that Dudley may have used a weapon in an attempted burglary of a residence in the Milo School Road/Youngblood Road area west of Great Cacapon. Sheriff Bohrer said on Tuesday that the pair is believed to be out of the area and are not considered a danger to the general public.

A Maryland State Police helicopter seen searching the area of Milo School Road in Great Cacapon on Tuesday, June 28.
photo by Jim Hoyt