Man accused in break-ins being held on $95,000 bond

June 13, 1993|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

A Calvert County man charged with eight break-ins in th Crofton area and who police say has confessed to 14 more is being held in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a $95,000 bond.

Russell Maurice Mattei, 36, and his wife, Susan Marie Mattei, 33, of Huntingtown were arrested June 4 after someone reported a break-in at a doctor's office in the 2500 block of Riva Road at 1:20 a.m.

Police said that when Anne Arundel investigators interviewed Mr. Mattei on Thursday, he admitted to breaking into 22 small businesses and doctors' offices in the Crofton area between May 9 and June 2.

County police Sgt. Chuck Blevins said the remaining cases will be forwarded to a grand jury.

Police said the Matteis are suspects in at least 13 more burglaries since May 21 of doctors' offices in Calvert and southern Prince George's counties.

On June 4, the Matteis were arrested a short time after police said they broke into three doctors' offices -- two on Defense Highway and one on Riva Road.

They were charged with breaking and entering, theft, destruction of property and possession of drugs, police said.

Mrs. Mattei, who faces three counts of breaking and entering, has been held since her arrest in the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

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