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More charges for "preppy burglar" -- UPDATE

The man charged with being the "preppy burglar" because of he was caught on video allegedly breaking into a Howard County house wearing dress clothes and a tie has been charged with a second burglary in Montgomery County.

Court records show that shortly after Jeremy Matthew Hall, 30, of Silver Spring, was released on $15,000 bail in Howard County, he was arrested by Montgomery County police. He was released this morning from that jurisdiction on $7,500 bail.

I'm awaiting details from Montgomery County. Charging documents filed in the Howard County case show that he is charged with breaking into a house on Browns Bridge Road and stealing a Sony boom box, a black stereo receiver and a black safe containing personal documents.


Police released a video of the man breaking into the house and hours later they got a tip from someone who knew the suspect. Hall also has an extensive driving record for speeding and in 2001 was found guilty in an excessive noise complaint.

Here are more details from the Montgomery County Police Department:


Detectives from the Montgomery County Police 4th District received information from Howard County Police detectives in reference to a burglary suspect who Howard County Police had identified with an address in Montgomery County.

Yesterday, detectives from both counties executed a search warrant on the residence in Silver Spring.  While Howard County detectives found evidence to support their case, Montgomery County Police also found evidence relating to an August 30, 2010, burglary that had occurred in Spencerville. He was arrested by Howard County Police yesterday, and released after bond payment.

Late last night after the suspect, Jeremy Hall, age 30, of the 1400 block of Silo Way in Silver Spring, had been released from Howard County, Montgomery County detectives arrested him and charged him with first-degree burglary and theft over $10,000 but under $100,000 for the Spencerville burglary.  Hall was released today after payment of a $7,500 bond.

In the Montgomery County case, 4th District officers responded on August 30 at approximately 6:58 p.m. to the 1300 block of Parrs Ridge Drive in Spencerville for the report of a burglary that had occurred earlier.

The 52-year-old male victim had left his residence at approximately 8:00 a.m. and returned at 6:30 p.m. to find there had been forced entry into his home. Two guitars, and a safe containing jewelry and personal identification documents were stolen.

Hall was described as a white male burglar who wore dress pants, a collared dress shirt and a tie; possibly trying to appear as though he was at a home for some type of professional or official business.  Montgomery County Police are continuing to investigate to determine if there is evidence to tie him to any other burglaries in the county.