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Kingsville Man Charged in Baltimore, Harford Burglaries

A Kingsville man was arrested Wednesday in Middle River after police said he committed a series of crimes between Harford and Baltimore counties.

UPDATE (11:56 a.m.)—A Kingsville man was arrested this week in connection with a series of burglaries in Harford and Baltimore County.

Joel Lee Knauer, 35, of the 7000 block of Mount Vista Road in Kingsville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of first-degree burglary, six counts of lesser burglary charges and five related charges.

Knauer allegedly broke into several homes in Harford and Baltimore counties and "stole copious amounts of money and jewelry," according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.

When troopers tried to take Knauer into custody Wednesday at a Middle River residence, he allegedly tried to run from police, the release states.

Police recovered about 200 pieces of property during the investigation and returned those items to their respective rightful owners.

The investigation was a joint effort between detectives with the Bel Air barrack and Baltimore County Police Department.

As of Thursday, Knauer had only been formally charged with one burglary in Baltimore County. Police say he is responsible for breaking into a home on Sept. 25, in the 13400 block of Bottom Road in Hydes, according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman.

For more Harford County news, read Bel Air Patch and follow @HarfordCoPatch on Twitter.

caring person October 25, 2012 at 11:47 PM
wow addiction is a powerfull thing hope he gets the help he needs ! prison wont give it to you !!!
Mike Fisher October 26, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Nah, they'll let him go so they have room for more non violent drug offenders. About 3/4th's of the prison population consists of them anyway, gotta keep that going. It's not bizarre, it's just more proof that the "justice" system is a joke. People seem to come out of prison worse than when they went in. The system is corrupt and flawed and everyone sees it in cases like this, but when it comes to traffic enforcement, no one sees it. Yeah, I know I bring it up a lot, but I'm reminded of it every time I drive. People do hard crimes all the time and get let off the hook in this country. We come down hard on the wrong people and wonder why our country is going down the toilet with each passing day.
Lisa May 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Just so all of you know he went away for along time the first time and he was sentence to many years for the charges above. He deserves to do the time for his crimes, just believe that when the courts let a known user and criminal out they need a long term rehab first...
Ashley Knauer May 28, 2013 at 02:51 AM
wow motherfucker, this is my dad. and addiction is powerful thing. my dad has been through it. so shut your fucking mouth.
Nick DiMarco May 28, 2013 at 03:15 AM
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