A Hagerstown man was denied bail earlier this week after Brunswick police arrested him in connection with break-ins reported across the city late last month.
Perry Webb Sr., 51, of the 500 block of Salem Avenue, was charged with three counts each of first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, two counts each of theft from $100 to $1,500, conspiracy to commit theft from $100 to $1,500, malicious destruction of property of less than $1,000, theft from $1,500 to $25,000 and conspiracy to commit theft from $1,500 to $25,000, according to court records.
Webb was connected to three burglaries, all of which likely took place during the day on April 26. The first burglary was reported at 4:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Sixth Avenue, where police arrived to find a few items and about $600 in cash taken from the home, according to court documents filed in Frederick County District Court.
The second call was dispatched a short time later, at 5:15 p.m., where police responded to the first block of Galyn Drive. The homeowners at the second residence reported that $3,106.98 worth of electronics, clothing and other items were taken from the home.
Investigators later learned that a gray, newer model Toyota 4Runner occupied by two men was seen in the area of both burglaries and reached a neighbor who lived near where the second burglary took place who had taken a photo of the 4Runner and its license plate, the documents state.
Webb was developed as a suspect when his name came back during a check on the 4Runner. The vehicle was found almost immediately at one of the addresses associated with Webb, in the 500 block of Salem Avenue in Hagerstown, where Brunswick and Hagerstown police impounded the 4Runner as evidence, according to the documents.
Several of the items reported stolen from the homes on Sixth Avenue and Galyn Drive were seen in plain view in the SUV, and a search of it led police to the third burglary in the 600 block of East H Street, the documents state. The owner of the third house was unaware that his home had been burglarized until police found his hunting license in Webb’s car and contacted him.
The third victim reported $675 worth of items, most of it hunting gear, stolen from his home, most of which was returned to him at the end of the investigation, the documents state.
A warrant was issued for Webb’s arrest on May 2 and he was taken into custody Tuesday. Webb remained in the Frederick County Adult Detention Center after being denied bail at a bail review hearing in district court Wednesday afternoon, court records indicate.