Brunswick police charged a Brunswick man with theft, burglary and attempted robbery after officers linked him to a series of crimes reported in September and early October.
Dominic Antonio Miller, 31, of no fixed address, was first arrested by a Brunswick police officer Sept. 26 at a vacant house where Miller was living in the 400 block of West Potomac Street, according to court charging documents.
Brunswick officers identified Miller, with whom they were familiar from previous incidents, as a suspect in several thefts from vehicles committed in the city earlier that day, including several where residents provided police with home security footage of Miller entering and going through vehicles.
Police charged Miller with six counts of rogue and vagabond, three counts of fourth-degree burglary and three counts of theft of less than $100, according to online court records. He was also charged with robbery and second-degree assault after he was linked to another incident that took place near East A Street and Fifth Avenue in the early hours of Sept. 26.
In that incident, a man walking his dog on East A Street saw Miller looking into vehicles along the street and called out to him, pointing out that Miller wasn’t the car’s owner, the documents state. Miller then approached the man with what appeared to be a box cutter in his hand and demanded the man hand over the valuables.
Although Miller backed off when the other man refused and pulled a pocket knife of his own, police still sought a robbery charge after identifying Miller as the suspect.
A public defender representing Miller asked a judge to consider releasing Miller either on a written promise to appear in court or on bail, arguing that Miller’s crimes were likely motivated by his struggle with substance abuse and that Miller would be best served in a treatment program. The judge disagreed, siding with prosecutors and ordering Miller to remain held without bail in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.