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Man Accused of Theft From Perry Hall Car

Police credit concerned area residents with a man's arrest early Thursday morning.

Police arrested a man early Thursday morning after residents of a Perry Hall neighborhood reported suspicious behavior, Baltimore County police said.

At about 1:44 a.m. on Jan. 17, in the 3900 block of Link Avenue, area residents called 911 after seeing a suspicious person. Police arrived and found a man looking into cars, according to Officer Mark Dorsey of the Parkville police precinct. 

The man was unable to explain why he was in the area and police found several personal items, including multiple pairs of sunglasses, a camera and jewelry, in his backpack, Dorsey said.

Around that same time, a homeowner approached police to report that several items, matching the items in the man's backpack, were missing from a vehicle that had been parked in the homeowner's driveway, he said. 

Police arrested and identified the man as 21-year-old Stephan Randolph Edwards of the unit block of Aven Way in Nottingham, Dorsey said.

Edwards was charged with fourth-degree burglary, rogue and vagabond and theft of less than $1,000, online court records show. He remained at the Baltimore County Detention Center into Thursday evening.

Dorsey praised residents for calling 911 and urged anyone who sees suspicious behavior to report it to police immediately. 

Mark January 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM
He does have a job, and he works at night. He was working when he was arrested. Now, some judge who works during the day needs to put him away day and night...
Tony January 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Yeah right, can you imagine if you even approached him with a gun outside of your house in this crappy state. You would be thrown in jail for years, while he would get a 60 day suspended sentence.
NottinghamFamily January 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
True, I guess you have to wait until they bash in your windows and come at your family until you can defend yourself. The woman in Georgia is the perfect example, but it's a shame that it has to come to that level of terror. Many years ago, in another neighborhood (which we fled), I was sitting outside with my spouse enjoying a late evening when a stranger walked into our yard, very quietly. I told my spouse to "get the rifle" which they did. In those few tense moments, the individual, obviously thwarted and scared said they meant no harm and just wanted to "bum a smoke". He left when my spouse returned, locked and loaded. That's how I picture MY version of "gun control".
Voter January 18, 2013 at 01:20 PM
I like the idea they use in the Middle East countries. Thieves and pick-pockets get their hands cut off. He would have had a hard time rooting thru the glove compartment using his "stubs".
Paul January 18, 2013 at 02:18 PM
On the eastern shore the deal is that you shoot these entrepreneurs in your yard, drag them into your house, shoot them again in the house, and drag them back outside to the yard so they were "officially" shot in your house. If the legal system keeps making it harder for the citizens to protect themselves and their property, you have to adjust!
Need More Walgreens January 18, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Wow, what a bunch of gun-nut racists. You people are disgusting.
Martha Day January 18, 2013 at 02:53 PM
I wonder if this is the guy who stole laptop and some jewelry out of our car on Christmas eve eve
Martha Day January 18, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Anyone know if they found a gold firefighter watch on him?
Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman January 18, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Agreed. This article really has nothing to do with guns or black people. A white kid broke into my car about 6 months back and my neighbor (a black man) caught him. If this article says anything it's that we as citizens need to look out for each other. If you see someone suspicious, don't look the other way.
Kristen January 18, 2013 at 03:12 PM
So glad to hear that the neighbors called in suspicious activity. We moved to PH from Middle River a few months ago. When we lived in MR, I had a coach purse and wallet stolen from our car the night before Christmas Eve. I happened to leave my car unlocked that night and the person/people ended up stealing things from a bunch of houses in our neighborhood.
Kristen January 18, 2013 at 03:13 PM
*Meant to say a bunch of cars, not houses. oops! :)
Steve January 18, 2013 at 04:40 PM
Why do people leave valuable things in their car? That's kinda dumb.
Seriously? January 18, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Did he have one of those Obama Trillion dollar coins on him?
Tim January 18, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Except facts almost entirely prove otherwise. I've posted them before in other threads. Go to the BC website. The statistics are there. Drug crimes/busts are up, that's it. Awareness in today's environment is simply much greater and people with limited to no information excel at jumping to conclusions.
Tim January 18, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Exactly this ^^^^ An active, more social neighborhood will absolutely deter crime.
Tim January 18, 2013 at 06:57 PM
You mean the ones he specifically said he wouldn't mint a week or so ago? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/13/treasury-department-shoots-down-platinum-coin-idea-as-debt-ceiling-solution/ Yes, I even posted a faux news link.
John Doe January 18, 2013 at 07:02 PM
If you see something suspicious or a truck/person that seems 'out of place', simply take a picture with your phone and report it.
Marty Warren January 18, 2013 at 09:41 PM
I hope his parents are ashamed
Gabriel Anthony January 18, 2013 at 10:38 PM
The solution is real simple. If you do a crime you have to work free for the county. So if you steal 100 dollars worth of items then you have to do 100 hours of work. Let them clean county toilets, pick up garbage, clean graffiti, wash county cars,etc. This will be a great way to to create jobs and the tax payers do not have to pay for there work nor there time behind bars of free cable and food. They can cut there time in half if they repay for the damage caused to anyone. Perhaps this free work can show them that people actually do it for a living and they need to start respecting others.
Get a job then talk January 19, 2013 at 07:18 AM
O look another black male miles away from his own neighborhood...stealing... Now this story sounds so familiar on php. And I know I know, now I'm a racist pig blah blah. But honestly, isn't it embarrassing being an African American knowing that deep down inside you have people like this blood sucking Obamacarer with no job giving "ur people" a bad rap...instead of pulling the race card why don't you speak out to where it hits home. I catch someone stealing from me in my home I'm not waitin for police or askin them to freeze... glock 40 boom boom. Shoot first let the police ask questions later.
Bill Howard January 19, 2013 at 09:40 PM
John Clarke, are you for real? You base this on skin color? I looked up criminals named "John" and did you know there are thousands of them. Guess we better ask all the Johns not to steal either.
little sister January 20, 2013 at 04:30 AM
He and his Parents need to move somewhere else when the lowlife thief gets out of jail !! We don't need our crooks living here in the area, It's bad enough they ship in from other areas. Doesn't this punk know your not suppose to "poop" in your own backyard ?
little sister January 20, 2013 at 04:32 AM
so do I !! Look at the poor excuse for a human being they raised !
kl January 21, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Really ? So its our fault if somebody takes something that's not theirs ? I guess women shouldn't walk any where "unescorted " either, or its her fault if something terrible happens to her ?...Come on quit blaming the victims, and put some teeth in the punishment part of the criminal system. If these guys see that their actions are going to have some very undesirable outcomes they could think twice before committing a crime. You might need to make examples of a few, then the rest will straighten up. ( some what )

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