Cameo Terrace Latest of 3 Perry Hall Burglaries

Police are investigating three home burglaries over the past week in Perry Hall.

An incident on Cameo Terrace early Friday morning is the latest of three home burglaries reported in Perry Hall this week.

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A Maryland State Police helicopter, K-9 unit and several police officers responded to the 5000 block of , near , at about 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 6 after a reported burglary, according to a police report. 

A resident heard a noise on the first floor of his home and felt cold air coming in through a window. He then saw a man standing in the living room, according to a police report.

The resident tried to prevent the man from exiting through a window, but "the suspect escaped his grasp and fled on foot," the report stated.

Nothing was taken from the home, although the suspect caused about $50 in damage to a window screen, the report shows.

Two additional burglaries were reported in the Perry Hall area on the night of Jan. 3.

On the 8000 block of Tammy Road, $1,000 in crystal wedding dinnerware was reported missing from a home that had been vacant since Nov. 27, according to a police report. Sometime before 11:35 p.m. on Jan. 3, a suspect appeared to have entered the home through an unlocked window and may have been sleeping at the location, according to the report.

About a half a mile north of Tammy Road, on the 4200 block of Darnall Road, between 2:15 p.m. and 8:50 p.m. on Jan. 3, a kitchen window was destroyed and the home was ransacked, according to a police report. A silver coin collection, four handguns, cash, swords and jewelry were stolen, a police report shows.

of the said police are continuing to investigate each of the incidents.

"Being around the same time and location, we are trying to establish further connections," Balog said.

He encouraged anyone who observes suspicious activity in the Perry Hall area to call 911 immediately. He added that additional officers will be patrolling the areas near these burglaries.

What would you do if someone broke into your home in the middle of the night? Tell us in the comments.

yymm January 06, 2012 at 10:24 PM
We live nearby and was awakened by the big noise of the helicopter. We should definitely let the community do something to prevent that from happening again. It was not the first report from that area, before that, car stolen or tire slash all reported... It is no longer a safe area to live after the economy went down....
Jay GRabowski January 11, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Nothing new here. The same old record continues to play over, and over, and over again, in Perry Hall City.
brad berkheimer January 20, 2012 at 05:39 PM
It was my house and yes, unfortunately we were dumb enough to leave the window unlocked. During the summer we open the Windows at night and we forgot to lock that one. The burglar knocked the xmas tree into me as he was leaving. That's how he got away. I have a 30-30 but I had no bullets. My neighbor is a police officer. In that situation you don't have time to think. Some run, some go for it. If I had enough time to analyze the situation I would have grabbed my knife and called my neighbor and this would have been a whole different story. Don't say what you would have done in that situation until you are there. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, blah, blah, blah.
The Mole January 25, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Brad I donot know you but you did the right thing you and your family are alive. sorry this happened to you.
brad berkheimer April 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Thank you mole. We now have an alarm and bullets for the gun...and no Christmas tree up! I'm hoping he comes back. They did get skin and hair from the window where I smashed his head into it so hopefully dna will get him. Be sure to lock everything and good luck to you and your family.


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