Police Charge Man in Theft from Autos Case
Police say Brandon Michael Smith of Arnold was involved in several thefts from cars over the last year in the Crofton and Gambrills area.
Anne Arundel County police have arrested an Arnold man in connection to some thefts from cars in the Crofton and Gambrills area.
Police said they charged Brandon Michael Smith, 29, after identifying him as a suspect in a theft case in Crofton in October of last year.
Officers said they encountered Smith on Friday morning in the area of Reidel Road in Crofton, and recognized his car—a 1998 Buick Park Avenue—as one tied to that previous theft case. Police said they got permission to search the car, and found burglary tools and some electronic items. They arrested Smith on charges of possessing burglary tools and impounded the car.
Police also got a search warrant, and recovered an iPad2 believed to be stolen from a car in the 2400 block of Powder Horn Way in Gambrills.
Police said they had been looking for Smith since October 2011, after they used the department Facebook page to post video footage of a car break-in in the 2300 block of Fairhaven Lane in Crofton. Several members of the public called in and identified Smith as the person in the video, police said.
Smith has been charged with theft of under $1,000, and rogue and vagabond.