UPDATE: Bel Air Man Cut During Home Invasion

The incident took place Sunday in the Thomas Run area of Bel Air.

UPDATED (5:20 p.m.)—A Bel Air man was cut during an altercation with a burglar in the back yard of his home early Sunday morning.

The incident took place at approximately 6:15 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of Glendale Lane, where a woman reported to her husband that she heard noises in the basement of their townhome, according to a news release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The husband went to the basement, where he saw someone outside the basement door, police said.

Then, police said, "The victim then went back upstairs grabbed a baseball bat then went out outside to the back yard where he confronted the male suspect striking him with the bat.  The victim and suspect struggled on the ground where the suspect cut the victim with a box style cutter in the back and shoulder."

The suspect ran off through an open fence, headed toward Centerville Square, police said. The sheriff's office K-9 unit and the Maryland State Police aviation unit searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

Police are seeking a man they say committed first-degree assault and attempted burglary in the incident. No suspect description was provided.

The investigation is being handled by the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Patch initially reported the incident about an hour after it occurred.

Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS association, said at that time that one person was transported to a local hospital by the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company. The sheriff's office release said the patient was the male victim, who was transported to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.

As of 7:15 a.m. on Sunday, deputies remained on the scene after a suspect broke into a residence in an attempted robbery, Lt. Joe VanSeeters of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Northern Precinct told Patch. He said the incident was reported to the sheriff's office at 6:20 a.m.

Anyone with information may call 410-692-7880.

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Hazzard Native November 19, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Yep, go back to Jersey, since the neighborhoods and people are so much better, Snooki. I'll help you pack and pay your toll across the Susquehanna.
Hazzard Native November 19, 2012 at 05:20 AM
Oh, yeah, GO RAVENS!!!
Hazzard Native November 19, 2012 at 05:25 AM
"...most of them are racists..." Congratulations on making the single most bigoted post on the Bel Air Patch this week.
gmk November 19, 2012 at 09:32 AM
Nj huh? Enough said.... pretty much sums it up! We go from talking about crime to being racist unbelievable....
Alena Phelps November 19, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Sadly enough, I see home invasion stories such as this in the news almost every day. Usually intruders just kick-in the door. In my opinion, the most effective and least expensive thing you can do to protect yourself is to add good door security hardware to your doors to make them as secure as possible. You can get what's called a Door Security Pro ( http://www.DoorSecurityPro.com ) which will stop door kick-ins. It's a long, thick metal plate that reinforces wooden door frames which is what usually breaks when someone kicks in a door.
sdk November 19, 2012 at 03:29 PM
If you miss nj so much go to hell back
TG November 19, 2012 at 06:26 PM
What a miserable person you must be. I work with a very large amount of NJ transplants because of BRAC , and I can tell you 100%, just about everyone that I have met from NJ is rude, snotty, stuck-up, and just nasty in general. Always making comments about how "nothing around here is nearly as good as how it was in Jersey". Get over yourself. True, many people who think Harford County is the best place to live probably have never been out of the state for more than a week, but you people, who act the way you do "we miss NJ", REALLY should just go back to your beloved stuck-up Jersey. So sorry your family had to move down to MD so you could retain a job. If your so much better than your fellow residents, you wouldn't of had to move to our "bullshit" town. Look in the mirror, and then drink some bleach or something.
Marion Piorunski November 19, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Well I will tell you what our car was broke into the other night by a guy with a flashlight and so was my neighbors a night or two before. A neighbor happen to see the guy getting into our car and called police. They say he was intoxicated but did not tell us he had a flashlight. They also said he came from a party on Glendale. I am sure this is all connected and we as a neighborhood need to watch out for each other and keep an eye out for suspucious people roaming around. If you see any just call the police and report them
Carol November 19, 2012 at 10:09 PM
WOW! I've never lived in NJ have no idea what it's like there except some people I knew that use to live there wasn't that crazy about it. As for all of us we just need to learn to get along. Wee-miss-nj maybe you need to be the first to reach out to those that you find not so friendly like Kelly said you be the change. God created each one of us none of us are any better then the other. God Bless
Bel Air fan November 20, 2012 at 03:31 AM
I'm from NJ and though I missed what my hometown had to offer when we first came, including friends and family, the people of Bel Air have more than made up for what I miss. I find Bel Air a warm and friendly place to live. I don't believe I could have found a better place to settle and share what Bel Air has to offer. Crime is everywhere in good neighborhoods as well as the not-so-good. Be pro-active. There are just too many who believe the possessions you have worked for are theirs for the taking.
Stephany November 20, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Marion - the person definitely seemed a bit off. Dropped his flashlight a few times and stumbled when going up the small hill behind my fence. I should have made a phone call, but honestly figured it was a teenager that had a little too much to drink and was on his way home. I thought he lived in the townhouses directly behind ours until I saw him head into the woods, which I thought was odd, but then thought he probably lived off of Prospect Mill and cut through the woods.
Susan November 20, 2012 at 04:17 AM
An arrest was made tonight. The suspect lives on Oxford ct.
Susan November 20, 2012 at 04:30 AM
We, I've lived all over the world including New Jersey. Central Jersey to be exact. I was born in Scotland, have lived in Japan, Texas, Florida, and Alaska. And let me tell you, that when I moved to Bel Air, I moved home. This is a true community. Based on what you've written, it appears you're the flawed one. Get off your superior high horse and maybe smile when you leave the house instead of looking down on comfortable mothers or women football fans. Or better yet, take your manicure/pedicured skinnygirl cocktail drinking judgemental self back to yor housewives of new jersey wannabe life style, and leave the enjoyment of living to those of us who can enjoy it here in Bel Air.
Susan November 20, 2012 at 04:46 AM
An arrest was made tonight. The suspect lived on Oxford ct.
DLR November 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM
They caught him!
gmk November 20, 2012 at 12:28 PM
They have a address on Oxford sq ?
Kelly November 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Thank God!! How did you hear that he was caught? So glad that they caught this guy.
Stacy Irelan November 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Has the name of the intruder been released?
gmk November 20, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Anyone else replying to this thread live on oxford sq
DLR November 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Which is right behind where the home invasion took place! A neighbor did it. Pretty scary!!
Susan November 20, 2012 at 04:37 PM
My friend lives on the same street that he lives on.
Proud of my town November 20, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Hey Miss NJ - I suggest you go back to where you came from or move to Aberdeen since you think it's "Bel Air once removed". Trust me, we Bel Air "snobs" never wanted you guys to migrate to our town in the first place. So find a job somewhere else please and take YOUR mean, cold and abusive spew with you. (Hate to point out the obvious but you are doing the exact same thing you are accusing others of - what a hypocrite...is that a NJ thang?) And one more thing GO RAVENS!!!!!
Stacy Irelan November 20, 2012 at 08:42 PM
whats your point?
Stacy Irelan November 20, 2012 at 08:43 PM
do you know the name or address?
Local November 21, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Wow. I grew up in NJ. I loved it. You have to have lived there to understand. Bel Air has been my home for years. It is different, but great. If you see nothing but negative things in anyone or anyplace, take a moment to reflect. The issue is probably within you. Some really ugly comments here... the kind that lead to the disintegration of a community. Judging Bel Air for the amount of money they have versus the amount they are perceived to have is ridiculous. Judging NJ by the emotional reaction of uprooted families unfamiliar with their new community is equally so. Be supportive, not bitter, jealous, and insecure. Crime has been up in this area... Tudor Manor particularly. We have to be vigilant, use law enforcement but protect ourselves and families as well.
volunteer mom November 21, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I grew up In NY, loved it and still do!! That doesn't mean that I have to hate Harford County. They are just two different areas. That being said, being from NY does give you a little edge! I was raised to always be on the defensive and never take things for granted. Just because I live in a quiet beautiful county doesn't mean that I should bury my head in he sand. Everybody in very state needs to use common sense and secure your home and belongings at all times! Especially with the jobs and economy being so bad right now, crime will be on the rise big time! People are desperate and will do stupid things and usually target nice areas, where people have nice things and aren't expecting it!
Jay Gilbert November 25, 2012 at 03:07 PM
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peaceandlove November 26, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I live on Oxford Square & know the "suspect" well; $300,000 bond
Patrick December 13, 2012 at 01:38 PM
You're pathetic. I'm going to go ahead and assume you're one of the morons I work with at APG, who were "forced" to move to MD to keep their ridiculously high wage:low effort paying jobs. Maybe if you Jersey Strong rubes spent a single weekend in MD, you'd see that it's actually an extremely nice place to live. Instead, your mixture of telework + RDO only means you have to "live" here for 3 days a week before you're zipping back up 95 to your motherland. I'm in no way a native of Bel Air, Harford, or even MD. I too had to move to MD from another state, because of the BRAC. I didn't want to move, because I didn't want to leave my home either. I did soon find out, though, that this area is a great place to live and raise a family. The representatives of your beloved state, who now work at APG, are among some of the worst people I've met in my entire life. You people find a way to complain about EVERYTHING in this area. Oh no, there aren't enough bagel shops or "real pizza joints" to satisfy your need to constantly shove them down your craw? Give it a rest. Also, your comment about the way Bel Air residents look at black and Asian people is completely ridiculous. They're probably just looking at you, in disgust, because they noticed your NJ plates, Jersey Girl stickers, horrible driving, overly loud voice, and general offensiveness to the entire world. Please go crawl back to where you came from. I hear there is a lot of oceanfront property looking to be bought up.
Angie deRossi January 30, 2013 at 12:26 PM
I agree ! ...there is no culture , and it's just all about the Ravens !!


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