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UPDATE: 2 Kingsville Homes Broken Into Monday

Police are investigating possible connections between Monday daytime home burglaries on Bradshaw Road and Batterbrook Court.

UPDATE (10 a.m., Dec. 5)—Police responded to two daytime burglaries on Monday in Kingsville.

Between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, in the 7500 block of Bradshaw Road, a tool was used to force open a rear garage door. A bedroom was ransacked and items were spread out on a bed. Cash and two credit cards were stolen. Someone then exited the home using the front door, according to the White Marsh police precinct.

The homeowner returned to find the front door slightly open. It had been locked earlier in the day, a police report showed. 

The second incident was reported about two miles away.

Between 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, in the unit block of Batterbrook Court, a front window was pried open. The inside of the home was ransacked but nothing was taken, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville police precinct. 

The investigation into both burglaries is ongoing, according to Capt. Michael Balog of the White Marsh police precinct.

It is unknown if the incidents are connected with a cluster of five home burglaries in the Perry Hall and Kingsville areas—including one in the 7400 block of Bradshaw Road—reported between Nov. 20 and Nov. 25.

Balog urged area residents to call 911 immediately if they see any suspicious people or vehicles in their neighborhoods.

Josephine Hlatki December 05, 2012 at 05:06 PM
We need to get the COP program going in Kingsville/Perry Hall. I tried months ago when the first burglaries happened to get the Kingsville Association involved but they refused. Everyone needs to get in touch with your neighborhood associations and ask.....no....TELL them we need to have the COP program initiated NOW. For those of you who don't know what the COP is, it stands for Citizens on Patrol. We all take turns patrolling our neighborhoods 24/7. Towson has it and it moved the crime out of their area for the most part. If a lot of us just took an hour a month on a schedule to drive through the area you've been assigned, it deters break ins. We can get spotlights to use and signs for our cars, indicating who we are for the burglars to know we are on the job. For more information, contact the police dept.
PerryHallParent December 05, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Personally, I like the idea, but not the spotlight and sign part. I think seeing something, then moving to an undisclosed location to contact police and give the details of what you've seen and letting them take it from there is much safer. Identifying yourself like that to me just puts you "out there" in the public eye, which is the police department's job. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, just modified. I would volunteer an hour for my neighborhood.
Josephine Hlatki December 06, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I'm contacting the police precinct for this....White Marsh to see if I can get them to meet with the neighbors at the library. They did this once before but nothing ever came of it. I hope they are willing again. I may see about creating a FB group for this so it's not a public announcement on the meeting....just what the burglars would love to see...when we're all not home.
Josephine Hlatki December 06, 2012 at 05:05 PM
The spotlights, etc. are optional. I was just saying those are things available for this. First, lets see if we can get this going, then get into details. From what I remember, those items are for anyone to purchase on their own.
Josephine Hlatki December 06, 2012 at 05:06 PM
One more thing, I found out someone called the police and found out crime is not on the rise in PH/K, it's just being published now, making us more aware of it. I still say, this is too much and we should tackle it.
Cathleen Peters February 14, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Almost all of the burglaries and thefts from vehicles are taking place during the day when folks are not home or away from vehicles. COP usually patrols at night. We need watchful eyes during the day too. Also, the thefts are happening when someone posing as a salesperson knocks on a door and gets no answer. Then the criminals go to the back or side of your home and break in.

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