Thursday, December 27, 2012
Police have released the attached composite sketch of a man they believe broke into a Fallston home.
A Fallston home was burglarized and police suspect the victim may have had a casual conversation with the culprit immediately after he committed the crime. Around 3 p.m. Dec. 15 a woman returned to her home in the 1300 block of Fallston Road, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. At the same time, a man walked from behind her home and asked her about a vehicle on her property that was advertised for sale, the release states. After a conversation, the man walked away. When the woman went inside her house, she realized her home had been burglarized and she called police, the release states. The man is described as between 35 and 40 years old, between 5 feet, 11 inches and 6 feet tall with a thin build, dark red …
Friday, August 10, 2012
There have been significantly more burglaries within the past month when compared to the same period in 2011.
Police say there have been an increasing number of burglaries throughout Harford County this summer. "We are seeing a trend in increases in burglaries, but we are not seeing a commonality," said Monica Worrell, a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The burglaries have taken place at different times and places throughout the county, not centering on any single area, Worrell said. In some cases the culprit is someone the resident knows, such as a family member or acquaintance. In many cases, the burglaries take place at homes with unlocked windows or doors. "It's more than likely a symptom of difficult financial times," Worrell said. She added that often this type of crime is attached to those with drug problems who are looking for …
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As much as $10,000 worth of items were stolen from the business's safe room, according to a police report.
More than $1,000 worth of cash and checks were stolen from Forest Hill Lanes bowling alley early Monday, according to a report from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Police responded to the unit block of Maurice Drive in Forest Hill around 3:50 a.m. in response to an alarm. A deputy stated in the police report that there was no sign of someone breaking into the building or tampering with the security system. Less than 30 minutes later, the deputy returned to the bowling alley to meet the business’s manager. The manager told police he saw no signs of anyone breaking in from the outside of the bowling alley, but when he entered the safe room he found the safe door open …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
A Forest Hill man is also accused of resisting arrest and damaging a police cruiser.
Two Forest Hill men and a Bel Air man have been charged with theft after a “coinage dispenser” was taken from the Red Pump Road McDonald’s earlier this week, as first reported by Patch. One of the suspects faces additional charges after allegedly “damaging a marked Maryland State Police cruiser” while resisting arrest. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the unit block of Red Pump Road. Maryland State Police said in a release that an anonymous tip led them to Patrick William Kruzynski, 18, of the 900 block of Bergen Court, and two alleged accomplices in the crime. Kruzynski is accused of entering the McDonald’s wearing a mask before taking the dispenser, which contained about $100 in coins, according to police. Kruzynski …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Maryland State Police arrested three suspects within two hours of the incident.
Maryland State Police arrested three men after they allegedly burglarized the Red Pump Road McDonald’s around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The men are accused of stealing a cash jar containing about $100, according to primary investigating Trooper Tony Meads. The men fled the fast food restaurant in the unit block of Red Pump Road at the intersection of Maryland Route 24 by car. They were arrested around 3 p.m. after police tracked them using “anonymous tips,” Meads said. The suspects, two 21-year-olds and a 20-year-old, were unarmed and no one was injured during the incident, he said. Police are withholding their identities until charges are filed. The business reopened on Dec. 10 after it was demolished and rebuilt with updates.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Bel Air Police Department and Harford County Sheriff's Office. It does not indicate a conviction.
Keys Stolen From Door East Broadway, 200 block, 2:51 p.m., July 15 A resident reported that her keys were stolen. She had left them in her apartment door. Laptop Baseball Comer Square, 800 block, 8:09 p.m., July 14 A woman reported that her neighbor’s son “damaged” her laptop with a baseball bat. Vacuum Sucked Away Marketplace Drive, 500 block, 3:33 p.m., July 14 A female was accused of stealing a vacuum worth about $45 from Target. She has not been charged. License Plate Stolen Marketplace Drive, 500 block, 11:51 a.m., July 14 A woman reported that her rear license plate was stolen from her car while she was shopping at Target. Police have no suspects. Tony Hawk Bike Taken Country Village Drive, 700 block, Between July 12–13 A resident …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Police say the suspects used a ladder to climb a fence before breaking into a safe.
Maryland State Police are looking for suspects who burglarized Bruce Bitner’s in Churchville on Monday. Police say the suspects climbed a side fence with a ladder, pried open a door and “targeted the safe and registers. “With the exception of the safe, the suspect(s) were very neat and thorough,” a release from police states. The incident occurred between 3:15–7:45 a.m. at the restaurant in the 2200 block of Churchville Road. Anyone with information should contact Trooper Walls at 410-879-2101 or email@example.com. Information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) could be worth up to a $2,000 reward.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Christopher Cyle Locke was on probation for a prior burglary of Boyd & Fulford Drugs.
The Bel Air Police Department has arrested a 21-year-old Abingdon man and charged him with the May 30 burglary of Medicap pharmacy, said Chief of Police Leo Matrangola. Christopher Cyle Locke of the unit block of Valiant Drive has been charged with one count each of second- and fourth-degree burglary, theft between $10,000 and $100,000 and malicious destruction of property valued at less than $500. All four charges are related to the Medicap incident, Matrangola said. The pharmacy is in the 600 block of South Atwood Road. Police used surveillance video to gather evidence against Locke. Locke, who was arrested at his home Thursday, is accused of stealing about $16,000 worth of Diazepam, Morphine Sulfate, Oxycotin and Oxycodone tablets from …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Bel Air Plaza restaurant was missing cash from the incident.
About $150 was stolen from the cash drawer at Ruby Tuesday between Sunday night and early Monday, according to Bel Air police. A manager discovered the break-in at about 10 a.m. Monday and told police the restaurant was "trashed." The power to the Bel Air Plaza business at 593 Baltimore Pike was also off, the manager said. The incident is under investigation and police do not have any suspects. Police ask anyone with information to call the Bel Air Police Department at 410-638-4500.