Police catch burglary suspect after finding his ID at scene

BALTIMORE — BALTIMORE -- Police investigating a break-in at a West Baltimore home earlier this week had an easy time finding their man -- the suspect left behind his driver's license in a jacket pocket.

After obtaining a warrant, officers were able to arrest Al Gaymon, 31, of the 1900 block of McCulloh St., a few hours after the incident, which occurred about 9:15 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1200 block of John St.


Mr. Gaymon was charged with one count of burglary and was released on $10,000 bail. Police said they found $3,500 worth of jewelry in the man's home.

Police went to the John Street home because the burglar alarm sounded. When an officer arrived, he said in a report, he found a jacket hanging on the railing of a fire escape, which, police said, was used to gain entry through a second-floor window.


The man left the house in a hurry when he tripped the burglar alarm, and a witness said she watched as the man ran out the front door with a black bag.

The owner of the home, Bowen Weiseit Jr., told police that an antique cameo worth $2,000, a ring worth $1,500 and a pair of jade earrings worth $30 were missing.

According to the police report, Mr. Gaymon told police, "I did not break into any house, but I know who did it."

Police said the man admitted to having the stolen items, which were found at the McCulloh Street home in a black bag.