Howard County police have charged three suspects in the burglaries of two homes in Columbia and authorities are investigating whether the trio was involved in series of similar cases since January, according to a Howard County Police Department news release Monday.
Colin Sean Hermonstyne and Devante Rashad Drummon, both 18, and a 17-year-old male, all from Columbia, have been charged with burglary and theft.
Police developed the three as suspects and were actively investigating them last week. During the investigation, officers witnessed a burglary in-progress in the 8700 block of Carriage Hills Drive and arrested Hermonstyne and the 17-year-old as they left the house, according to the release.
Drummond was identified as a suspect in a February burglary in the 12000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway after he was selling property stolen from the residence, police said.
Through the investigation, police learned that the three suspects are connected and are suspected to be accomplices in a series of as many as eight other burglary cases over the last two months. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed, police said.
Hermonstyne is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $15,000 bond. Drummond was released on $5,000 bond and the juvenile was placed on home detention by the court.