Vandalism Off Greenspring Avenue: Police Charge Baltimore Man


Renee Schiavone/Patch

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD — A Baltimore man has been charged in connection with multiple cases of vandalism in the Pikesville precinct, police reported on Tuesday. There were six incidents at the same location, and each was “more extensive in damage,” according to authorities.

Benjamin Katz, 31, of the 7100 block of Park Heights Avenue, faces multiple counts of malicious destruction of property as well as littering and using a hate symbol, court records show.

Destruction of a political endorsement sign was first reported on July 21, according to police. It occurred in the the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue. The next cases were reported July 22, July 23, July 29 and Aug. 3, court records show. Katz faces two counts of malicious destruction of property greater than $1,000; six counts of malicious destruction of property less than $1,000; littering/dumping under 100 pounds; and using a hate symbol.

Authorities issued a warrant for Katz’s arrest on Monday, Aug. 8, and by Tuesday, Aug. 9, he had been charged and released on his own recognizance, authorities said. A trial is slated for Oct. 13 in Baltimore County District Court.

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