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Gwynn Oak man charged in home invasion overnight in Bel Air


A Gwynn Oak man was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly breaking into an apartment in Bel Air and threatening the residents, town police said.

Andrew Cureton Jr., 24, is charged with home invasion, first-degree burglary, theft $100 to $1,500 and two counts of second-degree assault following the break-in on Old English Court, in the Harford Village Apartment complex, Bel Air Police Department said in a post on its Facebook page.

A husband and wife, ages 42 and 55, respectively, live in the apartment, according to Sgt. Jim Lockard of Bel Air Police Department.

The woman woke up, Lockard said, and saw their bedroom door open; it’s usually closed. She saw light outside the bedroom and saw someone moving around.

The woman woke up her husband and together the confronted the man, later determined to be Cureton, in the kitchen, Lockard said.

Cureton allegedly brandished a knife that he got from the kitchen then fled the apartment, according to police.

Officers found a person matching the description of the intruder walking in the 400 block of Moores Mill Road. When police searched Cureton, Lockard said, they found a knife.

Items reported stolen from the apartment — a television, blue ray player, keys, checkbook, pocketknife and wallet — allegedly were found in a vehicle registered to Cureton that was parked in the apartment complex’s parking lot.

Lockard said it appears as if Cureton allegedly took several items out to his car then came back into the apartment, because when he fled, the only thing he was carrying was the knife.

Cureton was arrested and charged around 2:30 a.m., police said. He was taken to Harford County Detention Center, where he was being held without bail Wednesday night.


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