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Man arrested in series of St. Mary's County burglaries

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a string of St. Mary's County burglaries after a search warrant was executed at a Charles County residency. The burglary suspect was arrested on April 1 after law enforcement officials used statistical data to connect multiple crimes to one another.

A connection to several burglaries was recognized when crime analysts from St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office attended a weekly CompStat meeting. Statistical data was used to compile information related to the methods that were used to rob the homes in question. With the assistance of the Emergency Services Team and Criminal Investigation Division of Charles County, St. Mary's County detectives recovered numerous items that had been stolen from homes in the area.

The search of the Charles County residence occurred a whole five days before the alleged burglar, who has no fixed address, was arrested. He is currently facing charges of malicious destruction of property and two counts of first-degree burglary, theft of property valued less than $1,000 and theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000. He was taken to the detention center and held on a $10,000 bond.

Burglary is a serious crime that usually entails several different charges related to the act. Anyone facing these types of charges might greatly benefit from the use of a criminal defense lawyer. Statistical data and criminal charges do not equate to a conviction, and if any mistakes were made during the course of an investigation, most lawyers are trained to find them. If these types of mistakes did occur, a criminal defense attorney may be able to have these charges drastically reduced or even dropped.

Source:, "Man charged with burglary and theft," April 03, 2013 

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