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Elkridge Man Accused in Multiple Commercial Burglaries

Police said in each incident, a rock was used to shatter a glass window or door to get access to a business.

An Elkridge man is accused in a series of business and commercial burglaries in Columbia and Elkridge, Howard County police said Friday.

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Michael Arnold Hood, 41, of 6346 Beechfield Ave., has been charged with eight counts of second-degree burglary, 10 counts of malicious destruction of property, six counts of theft, two counts of attempted theft and one count each of fourth-degree burglary and second-degree attempted burglary.

Police said Hood is accused in two commercial burglaries in Elkridge on Dec. 8, among other incidents.

In the first incident, police said Sport Clips, in the 7200 block of Montgomery Road, had coins stolen from a cash register. Officers said when they arrived shortly after 6:30 a.m., they found the front door glass shattered with a rock lying next to it.

While on the scene for the Sport Clips incident, police said they received a second call about a burglary at Bonaire Nails Spa in the 6200 block of Washington Boulevard.

Police said they arrested Hood later that day, through the help of witness information.

Police also said Hood was charged in a string of commercial burglaries that included seven incidents taking place along Route 108 and its cross streets dating back to Nov. 13.

“In each burglary, the suspect used a rock or other object to shatter a glass window or door to gain entry into the business,” police said in a release.

According to a police statement, the following are the burglaries that took place in Columbia: 

"• Nov. 13 - Vickie’s Nails, in the 9100 block of Old Annapolis Road, where a rock was used to shatter a rear window. A tablet, laptop and cash were stolen.

• Nov. 15 – La Fiesta, in the 8800 block of Centre Park Drive, where a rock was used to shatter a front window. No entry was made.

• Nov. 14 – Pro Nails, in the 6000 block of University Boulevard, where a rear door was shattered with a rock. Cash was stolen from the office.

• Nov. 30 – Patrick’s Hair Design, in the 9100 block of Red Branch Road, where a front window was shattered with a rock. Cash was taken from the front register.

• Dec. 1 – Lights Out Gym, in the 9100 block of Red Branch Road, where the front door was shattered with a rock. Cash was stolen from the office.

• Dec. 3 – Pro Nails and Subway, in the 6000 block of University Boulevard, in the same building. The rear glass doors to both businesses were shattered with a rock. Nothing was taken, but at Pro Nails, the cash register was tampered with and at Subway, the office was ransacked."

Police said they identified Hood through surveillance video. They said they have also served a search warrant at his home. He is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on a $215,000 bond.

Greg December 14, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Hope the police and courts take into account this guys long arrest record.
williams December 14, 2012 at 09:29 PM
HARWOOD IS SAFE IF CRIME ,KEEP HIM LOCKED UP
Greg G. December 15, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Let's hope the same uninformed bail commissioner doesnt set his bail

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