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Man accused of breaking into vacant Sykesville home

John Kameron Cameron was being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center after police say he entered a vacant home in Eldersburg and stayed there for four weeks without permission. <a href="http://bit.ly/1CsqPmT">Full story</a>
John Kameron Cameron was being held without bond at the Carroll County Detention Center after police say he entered a vacant home in Eldersburg and stayed there for four weeks without permission. Full story(HANDOUT)

A man was being held without bond Thursday at the Carroll County Detention Center after police say he entered a vacant home in Eldersburg and stayed there for four weeks without permission.

John Kameron Cameron, 54, who police say has no fixed address, according to electronic court records, is charged with theft, malicious destruction of property, and second- and third-degree burglary.

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A trooper from the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack was sent to the Eldersburg Baptist Church on Liberty Road Wednesday morning and was told by the head pastor a vacant home next door to the church, which also is owned by the church, was being used without permission, according to charging documents.

The trooper went into the home and found Cameron sitting in the living room, according to the documents.

Cameron told the officer he was a Jehovah's Witness and allowed to be at the residence, which he had been occupying for around four weeks, according to the documents.

Cameron was talking to himself for much of the interaction with police and told the trooper he had been homeless for some time, according to the documents.

The trooper also found local law enforcement had been receiving calls about Cameron for several weeks, including reports of suspicious activity and asking people for money, according to the documents.

Cameron had a duffel bag of items with him, including three passports belonging to another person that Cameron claimed was his second identity, according to the documents.

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