Two Bel Air men are charged in connection with a string of burglaries in the Fallston area throughout February.
Cory Richard Strevig, 26, of the 600 block of Emmy Dee Drive, was picked up by the Harford County Sheriff's Office Wednesday and charged in connection with burglaries in Fallston on Feb. 1, Feb. 10 and Feb. 16.
An arrest warrant was also issued for Daniel James Sheets, 25, of the 700 block of Farrow Court in Bel Air, in connection with the same series of burglaries, according to Monica Worrell, with the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
"An arrest warrant hasn't been served because the individual isn't in Harford County right now," she said, adding he is believed to be out-of-state.
During last week's Jarrettsville Community Council meeting, Capt. Keith Warner briefly spoke about the Fallston burglaries, mentioning police had four suspects, that they had heroin problems and one was sent to a rehabilitation center in Texas.
Strevig is charged with four counts each of first- and fourth-degree burglary, four counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000 and three counts of vandalism.
In the arrest warrant, Sheets is charged with five counts each of first- and fourth-degree burglary, four counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000, four counts of vandalism, one count of theft between $10,000 and $100,000 and one count of stealing another person's credit card, according to charging documents.
The Fallston burglaries started Feb. 1, when two homes on Copperwood Way were broken into. Two more were burglarized on Brandon Hunt Lane on Feb. 7.
A fifth burglary was reported Feb. 10 in the 2900 block of Moores Road and a sixth on Feb. 16 on Roman Ridge Way in Bel Air, according to Worrell.
The majority of the break-ins occurred during the day and the burglars got in through the rear entrances of the homes, according to police reports.
Strevig and Sheets are both charged in connection with the burglaries on Feb. 1 and Feb. 10.
Only Sheets is charged in the two Feb. 7 burglaries and only Strevig is charged in the Feb. 16 Bel Air burglary.
Strevig appeared before District Court Judge John L. Dunnigan on Thursday afternoon, when Dunnigan revoked his initial bail set at $250,000 and said it could be readdressed at the preliminary hearing.
Representing Strevig, Public Defender Lynne McChrystal said he has a 4-year-old son and is a Harford Technical High School graduate. He went into a methadone clinic immediately after the alleged incidents and is clean, she added.
She requested that his bail be reduced, but Assistant State's Attorney Chris Smith asked for it to remain as set at $250,000. Smith called him a "danger to the community" and Dunnigan, too, said he was "concerned about the safety of the community."
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