A Laurel man who was after allegedly breaking into a Russett home in December has been connected with burglaries at six other residences, according to the Anne Arundel Police Department.
Brenden Kristopher Baker, 20, of 8167 Edge Rock Way in Laurel, has, according to court records, been charged with:
- six new counts of first-degree burglary
- six new counts of third-degree burglary
- 12 new counts of fourth-degree burglary
- two new counts of theft of property valued between $10,000 and $100,000
- two new counts of theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000
- one new count of theft of property valued at less than $1,000
- one new count of theft of property valued at less than $100
The burglaries all came in the same Russett Green Community in which Baker lives, according to police.
Those burglaries happened on Sept. 9, Sept. 14, Oct.4-5, Oct. 13, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, according to court records.
Those charges are in addition to the charges arising from Baker's initial arrest back in December:
- one count of first-degree burglary
- two counts of attempted first-degree burglary
- one count of fourth-degree burglary
- one count of attempted theft of property valued between $10,000 and $100,000
- one count of attempted theft of property valued between $1,000 and $10,000
- one count of attempted theft of property valued at less than $1,000
- one count of malicious destruction of property
Baker was initially arrested Dec. 16 after allegedly trying to break into one house in Laurel and then successfully breaking into another, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Police were called that afternoon to the 3000 block of Shoreline Boulevard, where a man told officers he had just seen a person dressed in camouflage walk around a neighbor's house and onto a rear deck.
The witness told officers he'd shouted at the person, who then ran into the woods.
Police followed footprints in the snow, which led them to a home on the 3000 block of Lost Creek Boulevard. There, they saw an open window and a screen on the ground.
Baker had allegedly closed the window from inside and subsequently ignored officers' commands, police said. Police then surrounded the home, went inside and found Baker hiding in the basement.
Nobody was home at the time, police said.