Perry Hall Farms Home Burglary Victim Speaks Out

A resident said he hopes to encourage crime prevention after his home was broken into on April 4.


Police are continuing their investigation of Perry Hall's ninth reported home burglary since March 22. In the meantime, however, the latest victim said he's trying to raise awareness in his Perry Hall Farms neighborhood.

Between 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on April 4, a home in the 4500 block of Warm Stone Circle was broken into through the rear sliding glass door, bedrooms were ransacked, and bracelets and cash were stolen, according to a police report.

Investigators have divided the recent burglaries into two general categories: daytime burglaries, when the residents tend to be away, and nighttime burglaries, when the residents tend to be home, officials said.

Based on the time, mode of entry and items stolen, police believe the suspect involved in the Warm Stone Circle burglary is likely connected to a daytime burglary on , said Lt. David Naimaster of the White Marsh precinct.

The same suspect may also be connected to two daytime on Ramblebrook Road and Gardenia Road, police said.

Police described a possible as a white male in his 50s, about 6-foot tall and 200 pounds. He may also be driving a white truck, according to .

Police do not believe the Warm Stone Circle incident is connected to , reported between March 22 and Marsh 25, Naimaster said.

There are also no clear connections between the latest incident and a between March 28 and April 2, he said.

Jason Schoppert, the victim of the Warm Stone Circle burglary, said he has been speaking with neighbors to encourage crime prevention.

"In neighborhoods where people are home during the day, this could cause an awareness and potentially save someone else from having this happen to them," Schoppert wrote in an email to Patch.

"The biggest issue about being the victim of a home invasion is that you feel like your privacy has been taken away from you. The thought of a stranger going through your personal items and being in your residence is something that is very discomforting. In the end, this causes many headaches to the resident. You go through the expense of installing an alarm/security system, the headache of trying to get reimbursed from the insurance company, and most importantly, not feeling comfortable in your own home," he wrote.

"If residents are made aware and make sure valuable jewelry is kept in a safety deposit box and cash is deposited in the bank, and not left in the home, the people doing this will not be able to get what they are looking for," Schoppert wrote.

"It is just a shame such a nice neighborhood is being ruined by a select few," he added.

Have the burglaries changed the way you feel about your neighborhood, or how you approach securing your home? Tell us in the comments.

Tom Bolander April 06, 2012 at 12:35 PM
With the Rise in nighttime burglaries, be sure to report street lights that are out...
JCG April 06, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I talked to the Police 6 weeks ago about this guy and they are STILL looking for him. At that time, the Police said this white, 200lbs., 50 yr.old guy was driving a white Ford Explorer Sport-Trac with a factory roof rack.Sooo, if you see one, call 911 !!!
JCG April 06, 2012 at 01:48 PM
This guy has been burgarizing homes in Perry Hall since January. Part of the problem is that the majority of people have no idea that all of this has been happening. Some how, some way we / the Police need to REALLY get the public informed about all of this. Howsabout something akin to the "WANTED" posters that you see in the Post Office except, our posters would be placed in public places such as drug stores, grocery stores, gas stations, etc., etc. I don't think the Police will admit it BUT, this is a real epedemic !!! This / these burglars are causing a lot of grief. Hopefully, an armed homeowner can put a stop to this......no, don't shoot him, DETAIN him !!
Mark Lundin April 06, 2012 at 03:14 PM
One way to raise public awareness is reverse 911 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_911). I believe this would be helpful in situations such as this where there is a rash of similar crimes in a small geographic area and a known suspect and vehicle description. However, I'm not sure of Baltimore County's protocols for using it.
Debbie April 06, 2012 at 03:39 PM
My daughter house was robbed and not a thing has been done. She moved out and put her house up for sale. What is world coming to. Pay taxes for what? Work why? you will be seeing more robberies if they don't try to stop this. Maybe you should drive the roads inside of going from this store to the next to eat for FREE that I am paying for with tax money.
Marty Warren April 06, 2012 at 06:46 PM
This 50 year old man has probably been arrested at least once. Hopefully, he'll leave some DNA which will make it easier to identify and convict him.
MIL April 06, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Here you go, trying to make another "buck" off of this! what poor taste to use this situation to advertise your business.
Beachgirl April 06, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I hope they catch him sooner rather than later.
Eric Martin April 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
DNA evidence is overrated and very difficult to obtain. Fingerprints are more likely to be found on entry glass or a recovered TV or stereo. Get a cheap engraver and engrave your driver's license number (soundex) on the item. If it is found by police they can trace it directly to you through Motor Vehicle records. I once stopped a van in Baltimore City and arrested 3 burglars who had a load of TV's and VCR's. They were engraved with the owner's Driver's license Number. The County police went to the house and found the burglary. Case closed.
Susie V April 07, 2012 at 12:31 PM
These criminals don't do any significant time for these crimes, the jails are beyond capacity. I say give these criminals a one way ticket to Afghanistan, strip them of their passports and put them on the front line and send our troops home!!! If he comes into my house, next time you see him will be in the obituaries.
Bill Howard April 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Eric is right about the engraving. You can buy the pens in a hardware store for about $5-7 and it marks your valuables as yours. Don't use your SS#.
Bill Howard April 07, 2012 at 05:52 PM
As the warm weather comes, beware that they also like to sneak in your front door while you do yard work in the back. This is a time when people just use a screen door in the front. Those days are over. Lock up the front of your house when you are out back.
Ss April 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I also agree that the police / media needs to get the word out to the community's. I am a victim of the recent kingsville breakin's. I am now living my life being petrified in my own home! Come to find out half mile down the street across the county line had been many breakin's. If I would have known, maybe I would have been more careful and alert of my situation. I see they have arrested a few people in the past few weeks but none of the ones arrested meet the kingsville/Joppa burglar! So I am still uptight! Just remember, you never know what your reaction is going to be if confronted, so keep your windows and doors locked at all times and be safe!


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