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Police: Man Steals Car at Casino, Burglarizes Home

A man reportedly stole a woman's keys and her car at the Maryland Live! casino, then drove to Edgewater and burglarized her home.

Anne Arundel County police said officers used a stun gun to subdue and arrest a man they said stole a car near the Maryland Live! casino, then burglarized a home in Edgewater on Wednesday night.

According to a press release from Anne Arundel County police, a man allegedly took a woman’s keys at the Maryland Live! casino in Hanover and stole her car, drove it to Edgewater and burglarized her home.

Police charged Daniel Lee Miller, 50, of the 2600 block of Fairview Avenue in connection with the incident.

At 6:06 p.m. Wednesday, western district police officers responded to the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover for a report of a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke to a woman who said she lost her house and car keys inside the casino and then later realized her car was missing, according to the release.

Officers learned that her car was somewhere near her home on the 200 block of Night Haven Court, in the Colony Crossing community in Edgewater.

Southern district police went to the woman’s home to look for the stolen vehicle and one of the officers said they saw a man carrying property from the victim’s residence, according to the release. Police ordered the man to stop but he refused and struggled with an officer who then used a stun gun to subdue him, police said.

Officers recovered property taken from the woman’s home as well as her car, according to the press release.

Calique August 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I am wondering how he knew which car in the parking lot was hers after finding/lifting her keys...
Patrick H. August 30, 2012 at 06:54 PM
No that I am an expert in the field but I have written articles about situations such as this in the past. In the majority of situations there are usually 'clickers' that are attached to the keys. It is not hard to walk through a garage while pushing the alarm button on the clicker until a car horn goes off. Once in the car there is always something (such as a registration certificate or insurance card) that gives the address of the vehicle. She is very lucky that someone wasn't waiting in the backseat of her car in order to cash-in on any winnings that she may have had. In one case I wrote about one young lady that was part of a team. Once they had the keys they had a duplicate house key made so that they could return at a later day and time. This did not have a happy ending. Hopefully a lot of people will read this article and make some changes in their lives whether gambling or just shopping. We keep our keys in our pockets and never lay them down anywhere. Thankfully the police were fast enough to catch this one.
Calique August 30, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Oh yeah; I didn't even think about walking around pressing the button!! My car's remote is so lousy that I have to stand RIGHT NEXT to my car to unlock the doors! I guess sometimes that can be a benefit! And yeah, I *NEVER* set anything down. I put my keys/phone/wallet in my purse or pocket. NEVER on a counter, chair, etc. A little OPSEC can go far!!!
McGibblets August 30, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Hitting the 'panic' button on the remote while walking around the lot is my guess.
EB August 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM
" Upon arrival, officers spoke to a woman who said she lost her house and car keys inside the casino and then later realized her car was missing, according to the release". How did she know she lost her house?? that's what puzzles me, or maybe they printed the article wrong. Did she lose her house due to a bet at the casino and he took her car keys thats why it was easy to find her car in the garage. Doesn't make too much sense to me.
R August 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM
She lost her house and car keys...not her house!
Diane in Odenton August 31, 2012 at 02:11 PM
LOL - really EB?? You've got to be kidding.
Tim Lemke (Editor) August 31, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Perhaps that was worded inelegantly. She lost the keys to her house and her car.
Kelli Toney August 31, 2012 at 03:13 PM
I was thinking the same thing (that he couldn't really have thought that was what they meant - LOL) !

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