Three people are suspected of at least 25 break-ins of cars and sheds or other out-buildings in Jarrettsville overnight Sunday into Monday, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Two juveniles have been charged an charges are pending against an adult, Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said.
The break-ins were concentrated around Salem Church, North Bend and Dalewood roads and other streets in the area along either side of Federal Hill Road.
Most of the break-ins involved vehicles, Kahler said, which were either locked or unlocked, and the thieves stole easily accessible items such as electronics and loose change, "things they can easily grab," she said.
They are asking anyone else who thinks they may have been a theft victim to call Det. David Skicz at the sheriff's office northern precinct, 410-692-7880.
"Detectives believe it's possible additional cars, sheds, outbuildings were victimized. They encourage people, even if they vehicle was unlocked, if the notice their car was rummaged through, something is amiss or missing, to follow up with the sheriff's office," Kahler said.
Among the items reported stolen, according to the Sheriff's Office calls for service, were children's bikes and laptop computers, in addition to loose change.
Deputies charged a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, both from Jarrettsville, with the thefts and break-ins, according to Kahler, who said she did not know the specific charges.
The Sheriff's Office received a call Monday morning for a suspicious person riding a bike in the area of Salem Church and Old Federal Hill roads.
Deputies began to look for the person and found a bike in the driveway of a nearby home. They spoke to a boy who lived there, believed to be the suspect and after getting permission from his guardian, searched the house, Kahler said. There, deputies found some of the stolen items, she said.
Among the addresses where cars or shed were broken into were the 3600, 3800 and 3900 blocks of Salem Church Road, the 1400 block of Dalewood Drive, the 1400 and 1500 blocks of North Bend Road, the 3800 and 4000 blocks of Old Federal Hill Road, the 1900 block of Belleguard Drive, the 3900 block of Federal Hill Road, the 1900 block of Green Hill Road, the 3900 block of Grimm Road and the 3700 block of Norrisville Road.