Police Blotter: Home Invasion, Robbery and Burglary Arrests

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Franklin Precinct, which covers Reisterstown and Owings Mills. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Home Invasion Robbery – Gun

Three unknown male suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing forced their way into a home on the 100 block of Village Mill Court in Owings Mills, brandishing a handgun, shotgun and rifle between Monday, April 9, at 11:50 p.m. and Tuesday, April 10, at 12:40 a.m. The suspects used duct tape to tape the victims’ wrists and ankles, and took an iPad, an iPod, a Dell Spherion laptop, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, a 37-inch flat screen TV, two mobile phones and two debit cards. The suspects fled in a silver Mitsubishi Gallant and one of the victim’s silver Toyota Camry, which was recovered in Baltimore City. 

Robbery Arrest

Two brothers, ages 25 and 26, were charged with robbery after assaulting a woman on the unit block of Phlox Circle in Owings Mills in her apartment, and taking her purse and necklace at 2 a.m., April 14. The suspects also forced the woman to leave her apartment during the robbery.

First-Degree Burglary Arrest

A 16-year-old was charged with first-degree burglary after he used a rock to break into a home on the 9300 block of Vanguard Court in Owings Mills on between 1:45 p.m. and 1:52 p.m., April 13. He stole four pairs of shoes and one laptop, and was seen leaving by a witness. Police found the suspect later, who was positively identified by the witness, and told police where he hid the items.

Second-Degree Burglary Arrest

A 44-year-old man from Baltimore City will be charged with second-degree burglary after he was arrested for breaking into a storage trailer behind the in Reisterstown at 5:15 a.m., April 16. Officer Dave Diggs, who was working the overnight shift, caught the man shortly after the incident. Another man who was a possible accomplice was not apprehended, according to Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct.

Second-Degree Burglary

An unknown suspect used what police believe to be a broken exhaust pipe to break the glass bay window of the garage at the Sunoco in Reisterstown on Saturday, April 14, at 2:33 a.m. Nothing appeared to be stolen. The glass window is valued at $200.

Attempted Burglary

An unknown suspect tried to break in to a home on the unit block of Shetland Circle in Owings Mills on Tuesday, April 10, between 8:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The door handle was loose and the paint was chipped away on the top end of the door handle.

Editor’s note: More than one suspect may have been involved in certain incidents. When the suspect or suspects are not known, Patch uses "an unknown suspect" for brevity. For an explanation on the different types of burglaries, read .

For questions about this blotter, contact marc.shapiro@patch.com.

Zoobie April 19, 2012 at 04:00 AM
It appears that crime is on the increase in the Reisterstown/Owings Mills area. My guess is that some of these incidents are driven by the Economy and Joblessness in general, with other factors like the drug consumption society we live in. Thank goodness we have an alert Police Presense with Officers making some very good busts. They really need the full support of the community in what they do. Many thanks, Baltimore County Police!
owinga mills resident April 20, 2012 at 10:24 PM
I've always said I would love to start a business for convicted felons only, maybe I can help make the streets safer bcuz this economy has the crime rate increasing and its really scary. Most of these felons would love to be working(some even have skilled trades I.e.HVAC) but they can't get a job and the State of MD doesn't make it easy for expungements.
AJ May 01, 2012 at 07:21 PM
So that makes it OK to go around robbing people? Nope. Sorry.


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