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Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A Prince Frederick teenager who allegedly admitted to several March burglaries in Prince Frederick has been indicted in seven burglary cases in the Calvert County Circuit Court.

Matthew Donald Hooper, who will turn 20 on May 29 and is currently being held at the Calvert County Detention Center, was indicted May 16 on six counts of first-degree burglary and several lesser burglary and theft charges in reference to burglaries that occurred in March in the Prince Frederick and St. Leonard areas, court records state. Hooper was indicted in April on his first charge of first-degree burglary, which included a charge of theft of $10,000 to $100,000, and, according to charging documents, Hooper allegedly stole four guns, about $4,000 in cash, four credit cards and a valuable coin collection from a home on Old Adelina Road.

The burglaries occurred when people were at home asleep and none of the victims awoke during the burglary, said Tfc. Roy of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack and the Calvert Investigative Team.

According to a CIT press release, during the investigation detectives spoke with owners of several homes on Sixes Road, Adelina Road and Old Adelina Road as well as homes on Thompson Court and Sedwick Court in St. Leonard. Detectives with CIT located, arrested and interviewed Hooper last month, and he allegedly admitted to committing the burglaries. Police have reportedly recovered some of the stolen firearms and electronics.

Hooper will have plea hearings July 25 and Aug. 8 for the new indictments. He will be sentenced on June 13 in circuit court for guilty pleas on previous charges of theft less than $1,000 and conspiracy-possession with intent to distribute marijuana, online judicial records state.

charvat@somdnews.com

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