Suspects in string of burglaries arrested in Florida

The Pasadena man and Glen Burnie woman charged in connection with a string of residential daytime burglaries in September have been arrested in Bay County, Florida, after almost two months on the lam, according to a spokesperson from the Springfield (Fla.) Police Department.

Joseph Leo Baumgarten, 40, and Dianni Marketti, 30, were arrested by local Florida police after officers from the Springfield Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance inside a residence where the two were staying on Christmas Day.

According to Howard County Police spokesperson Sherry Llewellyn, Marketti and Baumgarten are in the process of being extradited to Maryland.

A Howard County warrant for Baumgarten and Marketti's arrest was issued after the two skipped a bail review hearing on Nov. 15, according to online court records.

In October, the two were released on $15,000 bail. 

On Dec. 25, responding officers said both Baumgarten and Marketti falsely identified themselves, and, while officers were attempting to interview Marketti, Baumgarten fled the residence through a rear window.

Police then arrested Marketti for giving police false information. Once detained, Marketti gave police her real identification and confessed she and Baumgarten were wanted on a warrant in Howard County.

Springfield police then put out a warrant for Baumgarten's arrest, and eventually located him in a motel room in Panama City.

In Bay County Court on Monday, Jan. 7, Baumgarten plead no contest to giving false information to an officer.

The two were originally arrested on Oct. 4 at a traffic stop after police traced the pair to two stolen Baltimore Ravens tickets.

Police said they were able to identify the pair as suspects after attending the Baltimore Ravens game on Sept. 27 and interviewing the people sitting in the seats of the stolen tickets.

Police said one of the ticket holders owns a sports memorabilia shop, and told police a woman, identified as Marketti, had sold the tickets to him on Sept. 24, the day they were stolen from an Ellicott City home.

Through the investigation, police were able to link Baumgarten to Marketti. 

The pair were charged in four separate incidents, three of which occurred during a three-day span in Ellicott City and Columbia. The fourth incident occurred in Woodbine, police said.

In all four incidents, entry was made by kicking-in a door.

During the time of their arrest, police believed Marketti and Baumgarten could be involved in as many as 10 additional cases. 


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