UPDATE: Serial burglar arrested on multiple charges in Maryland
A man is in custody after authorities say his burglary spree spanned several Maryland counties and included locations in Pennsylvania.
The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office says on June 14, around 6:00 AM, members of the of the Criminal Investigation Unit as well as members of the Baltimore County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Howard County Police Department and Belair Police Department executed a search and seizure and arrest warrant at the Wiltshire Road home of 66-year-old David Warren Chilcote Sr., in Essex, MD.
Deputies say Chilcote was arrested in connection to multiple burglaries at commercial businesses in Queen Anne's County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Frederick County, Baltimore County, and Hartford County as well as other locations in Pennsylvania.
Deputies report that between September 2017 and May 2018, a series of burglaries happened at retail businesses in the Stevensville, Chester, and Grasonville areas of Queen Anne's County. Law enforcement says a search of the home revealed evidence that linked Chilcote to burglaries in Queen Anne's, Anne Arundel, Howard, Baltimore, and Harford Counties. In all of the burglaries, authorities say entry was gained through a window or door, which was pried open, and the suspect would go in the business and steal money. In some incidents, the suspect would apparently cover his face with a bandana or ski mask.
Chilcote was charged with burglaries in Queen Anne's County that took place between 2017 and 2018. According to the report, he also faces nine counts of second-degree burglary, nine counts of fourth-degree burglary; four counts of attempted second-degree burglary, four counts of attempted to fourth-degree burglary, nine counts of theft under $1,000, and thirteen counts of destruction to property under $1,000.
The 66-year-old is currently being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.