Police Make Arrest in Ellicott City Church, Preschool Burglaries

Police say they are investigating whether this suspect is may be connected to other burglaries.

An Ellicott City man faces several charges after .

Police are also trying to determine whether Craig Nathaniel Webster, of Corporate Court, was involved in any number of additional burglaries at religious institutions that were reported this month. 

Webster has been charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, two counts of theft and attempted credit card misuse.

Police said Webster tried to use a credit card, stolen on Nov. 12 from , at a nearby drug store. Detectives said that they recognized Webster from former dealings in the surveillance footage.

Police also said they determined Webster had stolen and sold musical instruments from on Nov. 11. During that investigation, police said they found other stolen property at Webster’s residence, including a camera from , on Nov. 23. 

Additional property at Webster’s residence might have been stolen, according to police, and detectives are investigating whether any of that property came from one of the four other religious buildings that was burglarized this month.

Webster was arrested Nov. 23 and is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $124,000 bond.

Police are also asking that residents call police at 410-313-2200 if they know of other religious buildings or businesses that have been burglarized.


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