A Rosedale man is accused of theft, burglary and other charges stemming from incidents in October, August and July.
Jesse Allen Lamartina, 36, of the 8500 block of Pulaski Highway, was charged Wednesday with six counts of rogue and vagabond, stealing a credit card, theft scheme $100 to $1,500 and four counts of theft less than $100 in relation to an Oct. 9 incident, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, several residents of a Reisterstown neighborhood reported their cars had been searched through on Oct. 9. One reported $30 in cash had been stolen and one reported a wallet had been taken from his unlocked vehicle. The alleged victim said he noticed a payment he didn’t make on his bank statements when canceling his cards, according to the statement.
After viewing surveillance video of the purchase, made at a 7-Eleven, an investigator identified Lamartina “through prior contact,” according to the statement.
An investigator found that a total of seven cars had been entered without permission, according to the statement.
Lamartina has also been charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary and theft $1,500 to $25,000 in relation to an Aug. 7 incident. An arrest warrant for these charges went out in September, though Lamartina was not arrested on them until Oct. 17 when he was picked up for the October charges, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, deputies of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Westminster residence Aug. 7 where a man reported that a motor bike, power tools and other items had been taken from a secured garage.
The man said a recently fired employee, Stephen Nicholas Gamber, had the passcode to the building. Police spoke to Gamber, who said he and Lamartina, another former employee had been inside the building to repair a personal vehicle since their termination, according to the statement.
Investigators found that Lamartina and Gamber had sold items similar to those reported missing at pawn shops in Carroll and Baltimore counties, but were not able to make contact with Lamartina, according to the statement.
Gamber was charged with second-degree burglary and related charges and arrested Sept. 24. He was released on $5,000 bail, according to electronic court records.
In addition to the arrest warrants from September and October, Lamartina also has two different sets of charges from a July 23 incident, according to electronic court records.
In one case he was charged with rogue and vagabond and theft $100 to $1,500. While he posted an unsecured personal $3,000 bond in July, a bench warrant went out for his arrest Oct. 3 after he failed to appear, according to electronic court records.
In the second case stemming also from a July 23 incident, Lamartina was charged with having a concealed dangerous weapon and rogue and vagabond. A bench warrant in relation to these charges went out for his arrest Sept. 21 after he failed to appear, according to electronic court records.
According to the statements of charges, a Manchester resident reported that he had captured on camera a man testing the door handle of his vehicle and attempting to enter. Manchester police spoke to Lamartina that day and he said he did not get into any cars.
Police arrested Lamartina, who was at the Manchester Skate Park, on rouge and vagabond charges. Police searched him and located a sheathed 3-inch knife in his pants pocket, which they informed him was a concealed weapon, according to the statement.
A Manchester resident who shared a driveway with the man reported to police that her vehicle had been entered and gift cards had been stolen. Police charged Lamartina based on the video footage, according to the statement.
On the arrest for the October charges, Lamartina is being held on $15,000. On the September charges, he is being held on $7,500.
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No phone number was listed for Lamartina. A preliminary hearing related to the August charges is scheduled for Nov. 16.