A Glen Burnie man has been charged with breaking into four police cars that were parked in front of officers' homes in the Glen Burnie area earlier this month.
Charles Olin Tate, 18, of the 100 block Warwickshire Lane, also was charged with one count of breaking and entering.
Police served a search warrant Thursday at Tate's home and recovered about $14,550 in stolen police equipment as well as other items taken from several other cars.
Investigators said beginning Oct. 8,four police cars were broken into during the middle of the night. The thief broke the side windows and took radios, car phones, hats, emergency -- lights, handcuffs and flash lights.