Suspect arrested in spate of daytime break-ins


A suspect in a wave of daytime break-ins in neighborhoods south of Towson was being held yesterday after his arrest on a burglary charge, Baltimore County police reported.

John Edward Ulrich, 19, was arrested Monday night after police raided his North Baltimore home and recovered more than 75 items believed to have been stolen, including stereos, speakers, cameras and jewelry, authorities said.

Investigators said they identified a suspect in more than two dozen burglaries since March in the Rodgers Forge, Stoneleigh and Anneslie areas after examining records at a Liberty Road pawnshop.

Those records showed Mr. Ulrich sold the shop a computer that had been reported stolen in a burglary last month in Anneslie, said Sgt. Joseph G. Miller of the Towson Precinct's investigative unit.

Mr. Ulrich was held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of bonds totaling $32,500.

He was charged in the June 19 burglary of a home in the 600 block of Windwood Road in Anneslie and is expected to be charged in another burglary last week in the area, Sergeant Miller said. The sergeant said the items recovered from the man's house in the 1100 block of Hollen Road could lead to further charges.

The arrest came nearly a month after police called a community meeting to help them crack the string of break-ins and the robbery of an elderly woman.

Sergeant Miller said the man arrested Monday matched the description of a person believed responsible for all but two of the break-ins, but police said at the meeting that a different person is believed responsible in the attack on a 77-year-old Wiltondale woman who was robbed of $40 and bound.

The assailant has been described as a black man, 18 to 25 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches, with a medium complexion, a mustache and goatee, and medium-length dark hair.

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