Baltimore man accused of storehouse break-inA 32-year-old...


Baltimore man accused of storehouse break-in

A 32-year-old Baltimore City man is being held without bond at the Detention Center on charges of storehouse breaking and entering and theft over $300.

John Albert Butler Jr. of the 700 block of W. Lexington St. was arrested last Sunday about two hours after sheriff's deputies responding to a burglar alarm saw a white Mercury Sable with Virginia tags leaving the parking lot behind the Spirits and Wines store at the Festival on South Bel Air Parkway in Bel Air.

Deputies said they chased the suspect's car but lost it on Route 924 near Abingdon Road in Abingdon about 7:30 a.m.

About 9:15 a.m., a caller alerted deputies that the driver of a white Sable with Virginia tags was acting suspiciously in the 2800 block of Meredith Court in Abingdon.

Deputies said they went to that location, where they stopped the vehicle and arrested Mr. Butler, the driver.

All of the money was recovered, and no one was injured in the incident, police said.

Jewelry worth $1,290 stolen from home

A Havre de Grace woman told police that someone broke into her home in the 400 block of Lafayette St. between Dec. 2 and Dec. 4, stealing a ruby and diamond bridal ring set, amethyst earrings, pink pearl earrings, a ruby and diamond bracelet, a gold heart with pink stones and a jewelry box.

The loss was valued at $1,290, police said.

Crime Solvers offers reward in break-in

Harford County Crime Solvers is offering a reward up to $1,000 for the arrest and indictment of the person who broke into an Aberdeen residence Oct. 27.

After forcing entry, the intruder vandalized the interior of the house in the 300 block of Stratford Ave. and stole many household valuables.

Police have not released the type and cost of the valuables.

An explosive device also was found at the crime scene, police said. It had not been detonated.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP. Callers need not give their name or appear in court.


* 800 block of Fisherman's Lane: Burglary at a residence Nov. 23. Theft of a microwave, television set and videocassette recorder. The loss was valued at $625.

* 2100 block of Emmorton Park Road: Motor vehicle tampering Nov. 27. Theft of a truckload of dog food. The loss was valued at $3,000.


* 800 block of Barry's Lane: Breaking and entering at a residence Nov. 27. Theft of a coin collection, jewelry and keys and damage to screens. The loss was valued at $6,940.


* 4600 block of Philadelphia Road: Breaking and entering at a shed Nov. 28. Theft of two chain saws. The loss was valued at $460.

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