A Hagerstown man is charged with burglary, theft, and other offenses for allegedly breaking into his grandfather's Wesminster home and taking jewelry, cash, and other items.
Jerrett Lee Jenkins, 23, is charged with first- and fourth-degree burglary, theft scheme, and two counts of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, according to charging documents.
Jenkins is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a Westminster residence Jan. 17 for a report of a residential burglary and car theft, according to charging documents.
The alleged victim said he woke up at about 2:30 a.m. Jan. 15 and saw a lamp knocked over in his living room but left it alone and went back to bed, then woke up again at 5:30 a.m. and saw the lamp placed upright on the table, according to the documents.
After noticing his car had been parked in a different spot than he left it in his driveway, the victim said he believed someone had taken his spare set of house and car keys and suspected Jenkins, his grandson, according to the documents.
The next night, the victim said he woke in the middle of the night and found his car missing and waited up to catch Jenkins but the vehicle was returned without the victim's knowledge, according to the documents. The victim said he is hearing impaired and someone could enter his residence or take his car without him hearing it.
The victim said he discovered cash, a cellphone, and jewelry missing from the home and observed damage to a side door that he believed was the point of entry, according to the documents.
The deputy found a bedroom window unlocked with the screen missing and footprints along the rear of the house and by the side door, as well as butts of cigarettes identified by the victim as Jenkins' preferred brand, according to the documents.
After compiling a list of missing jewelry and other items, the deputy checked to see if any of the items had been pawned, learning that a ring was pawned in Westminster on Jan. 17 and two other rings were pawned in Frederick County in December, according to the documents.