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Police: Burglary Suspect Breaks into Father’s Home

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office arrested two burglary suspects, one of whom allegedly broke into his father’s house.

Gary Scott Reif Jr. Credit: Harford County Sheriff's Office
Gary Scott Reif Jr. Credit: Harford County Sheriff's Office
A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into his father’s house to steal cash, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Department.

Gary Scott Reif Jr., 36, who has no fixed address, was charged June 3 with breaking into the home of his father, Gary Reif Sr. The younger Reif was also charged with theft.

An off-duty Baltimore County Police Officer reportedly saw Reif Jr., entering the home at 3815 Marcus Court in Monkton. The police officer called 911 for backup when he heard glass breaking at the house.

Harford County deputies arrived at the scene and allegedly caught Reif mid-burglary, taking whatever cash he could find. The money was retrieved by the deputies.

The driver of a possible getaway vehicle parked nearby, Farris Edward Alkassim, 38, of Potomac, was also arrested. He was charged with possession of narcotics and possession with intent to use. Drugs seized from Alkassim included marijuana, hashish, methamphetamine, lorazepam, and ecstasy, along with drug paraphernalia.

Reif did not have permission from his father to be in the house, authorities said. He refused to provide an address. Police speculate that he may have been living with Alkassim in Potomac.

Both suspects are being held at Harford County Detention Center on $20,000 bond each.

Otto Schmidlap June 06, 2014 at 07:04 PM
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