Two charged with soccer goal thefts from Reckord Road complex

Two men have been charged with stealing soccer goals from the Harford County Parks and Recreation Reckord Road site.

Around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 2400 block of Reckord Road for a report of several males cutting up soccer goals in the back yard of a residence. Deputies were told the goals came from the nearby Reckord Road complex, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

When they arrived, deputies saw that several soccer goals had been cut up into numerous pieces and were in the back of a blue Ford Explorer. Each of the soccer goals is valued at $1,200, according to the release.

Deputy Terry Lindsey said that sometime after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Paul Edward Brown, 23, of the 9300 block of Sea Horse Court in Baltimore, and Clarence Andrew Kahl Jr., 41, of the 8200 block of Diamond Point Road in Baltimore, and several other suspects, removed four soccer goals from the complex, according to the release.

The goals were allegedly taken behind a vacant house in the 2400 block of Reckord Road, where they allegedly were cut up for scrap metal. Brown and Kahl were arrested and are charged with theft of $1,000 to $10,000 and vandalism more than $1,000. Deputies were told as they pulled up to the scene that a white man was seen running into the woods; they are also investigating the involvement of a fourth person.

Brown and Kahl were taken to the Harford County Detention Center and were released on their own recognizance.

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