Officers arrested a man they believe to be involved in a series of recent burglaries in the Southdown Shores community in Edgewater, police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said.
Police arrested Kevin Wayne Morris, 25, of the 3400 block of Pike Ridge Road in Edgewater, on Tuesday afternoon and have since charged him with multiple first, third and fourth-degree burglary charges in connection to break-ins on Decker Place, Puddington Drive and Southdown Road over the past few weeks, Mulcahy said.
On Tuesday, police responded to a report of a suspicious individual following a burglary on the 3300 block of Decker Place at about 4:03 p.m. after a nearby resident told police about a “suspicious suspect” in the area, the spokesman said.
While canvassing the area, officers located and arrested the suspect, who was facing first-degree burglary charge in connection with a forced entry on Puddington Drive on Sept. 19, Mulcahy said.
According to the Maryland case search database, Morris faces charges from incidents on Sept. 12, 19 and 21, including multiple counts of first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary.
Regarding Tuesday’s residential burglary on Decker Place, Mulcahy said there was no evidence of a forced entry and that detectives believe the home may have been unattended or unsecured.
The investigation of the recent burglaries is still ongoing, Mulcahy said.