Warrants issued for burglary suspect

January 10, 1993|By Mark Guidera | Mark Guidera,Staff Writer

Howard County police have issued warrants for a suspect wanted in two house burglaries last month in the Ellicott City area.

The suspect, Steven Paul Anthony McCain, 23, of Baltimore, is also wanted for questioning in a string of other burglaries in the Ellicott City area, police said yesterday.

The warrants were issued after fingerprints found at two burglarized homes matched those of the suspect, police said.

Mr. McCain was arrested by Baltimore County police Dec. 10 after a high-speed chase on Interstate 95, after a breaking-and-entering incident in Havre de Grace.

He was charged with breaking and entering and theft and freed within a few days after paying $80,000 bond in Harford County, said Howard County Police Lt. E. Lawrence Knutson.

The two Howard County house burglaries are among 28 in the Ellicott City area since Sept. 11 that police believe may be related.

Police said there were similarities in the time the crimes occurred, the method of entry and items stolen.

Most of the burglaries occurred just after dark, and the homes were broken into by crashing down front and rear doors. Jewelry and cash were taken from many of the homes, police said.

None of the homes was occupied at the time of the break-ins, police said.

The most recent of those burglaries occurred Monday, when a coin collection and cash were taken, police said.

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