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Police: 2 Perry Hall Home Burglaries, Likely Unrelated

Police are investigating break-ins on Gerst Road and Pent Angel Way.

UPDATE (June 20, 2:49 p.m.)—Police are investigating four recent home burglaries and one kicked-in garage door over the past week. Find more details in the article, Police Investigating 4 Recent Perry Hall Home Burglaries - http://patch.com/A-vxYX

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Police say two home burglaries, reported in Perry Hall on June 16 and June 15, are likely unrelated.

Between 9:30 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. on June 16, in the 9600 block of Gerst Road, a glass patio door was broken and a person entered a home, according to a police report.

A resident in another room called out, "Hello," and the suspect responded, "What's up?" The resident then heard more glass shatter and the suspect fled the scene, the police report showed.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 11:38 p.m. on June 15, in the 9300 block of Pent Angel Way, the basement door to a home was pried open and two laptops and possibly jewelry were taken, according to another police report.

There are no indications that the break-ins were related, according to Capt. Michael Balog of the White Marsh precinct, but the investigations into both are ongoing.

Police urge residents to lock windows and doors whenever possible and immediately report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

Parkvillehoney June 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
There is no way to protect against breaking patio doors or windows. Neighbors have to be on the lookout and report any person lurking around their neighbors' house. Let the police decide if that person has a good reason for being there or if it is a burgular. Also notice suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood. Try to get a license plate # and a description of the vehicle. In case of a break-in in your neighborhood, don't forget to give this info to the police. We all have to be individual citizens on patrol.
Grace B. June 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
You can't prevent a door or window from being broken. But, you can install a security system that will alert the police dept if this occurs. Once housing values dropped, and we realized we were stuck in Perry Hall for a few more years, we immediately had one installed three years ago. It's the best $40 we spend each month. I wouldn't live here without it.
Gomer Pyle June 19, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Did the burglar say "what's up?" or "wazzuuuuuuuuup?....."
You June 19, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Leave outdoor lights on! Porch lights and back yard lights need to be on all night. IT will help! Motion lights on your property are also a great addition (they cost as low as $20 per light). Complete fenced in yards big time make a difference. Remember, these punks want a fast and easy target. They do not want to mess with tall fences, bright lights, loud dogs, posted security systems or motion lights.
Steve Redmer June 19, 2012 at 05:13 AM
German Shepherd is a good security system...only $30 bucks a month for food!!
ARG June 19, 2012 at 01:55 PM
i am hoping that having a dog is a deterant to these people. i have also added a motion light, and security signs. Moving cars that are not in use to different positions could also be helpful. Of course the people doing this could be reading these posts and all of this is for nothing.
Karen B June 19, 2012 at 03:19 PM
That one was to close to my home. With all the people freaking out about the "end of the world " coming, they are becoming bolder and bolder. We keep our lights on front and back every night, plus my neighbor has a camera that records 24 hrs a day. So I feel sorry for the sob who tries to break in to any of the 5 to 6 houses that surround my neighbors home. Also I hate guns, but they are in my household and I feel sorry for the dumb sob who would try to break in here. I am so disgusted with the constent problems we are having in the perry hall area. We have to really stick together as neighbors and always keep our eyes and ears open for strange activity in our neighborhoods. I hope I didn't offend anyone. I'm just so frustrated. Yes I live in a nice area, but we are struggling pay check to pay check to keep a float and the last thing we need is some lazy, irresponsible, person who won't get a job and rather steal from the rest of us who are killing ourselves day to day to try and have a normal life. Maybe my dog will deter them, and if not maybe my husband's gun will. Thank God for the right to bare arms. Be safe everyone.
ARG June 19, 2012 at 03:58 PM
This is what the world has come to. i remember when i could leave my keys in my car overnight with the windows down and not event give it a thought. i miss sleeping with the windows open the most, or running to the store without having to shut ad lock everything to ensure it is all still there when i get home. My concern is the intruders getting bolder and bearing arms themselves. i have started reporting anything suspicious in the neighborhood. And when i speak o neighbors i am surprised how many of them do not know these things are occuring.
Bill Howard June 20, 2012 at 02:26 AM
You can buy a device that attaches to the glass that goes off if the window is hit, even if the glass is not broken. They are about $15-25. I got one because sliding glass doors are burglar favorites. Combine this with motion detectors and you have some protection.
Bill Howard June 20, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Go to the Perry Hall fair. There is a group that helps people adopt German Sheppards. These dogs protect the home, play with your kids and really love you.
Emily Kimball (Editor) June 20, 2012 at 06:53 PM
UPDATE (June 20, 2:49 p.m.)—Police are investigating four recent home burglaries and one kicked-in garage door over the past week. Find more details in the article, Police Investigating 4 Recent Perry Hall Home Burglaries - http://patch.com/A-vxYX

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