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Copper Theft Strikes 4 White Marsh Plaza Businesses

Multiple attached businesses were accessed from the roof of the Honeygo Boulevard shopping center, police said.

Police are investigating four copper burglaries from White Marsh businesses in the 7900 block of Honeygo Boulevard.

Between 10 p.m. on July 24 and 6 a.m. on July 25, copper pieces were stolen from air conditioning units at White Marsh Plaza Cleaners, The Parcel Place, Long & Foster Realtors and Oreck. The four stolen pieces are valued at $200 each, a police report shows.

Investigators believe that each of the businesses were accessed from the roof of the White Marsh Plaza shopping center.

According to Lt. David Naimaster of the , "Someone with experience in gaining access to the roof area may have been involved."

No further suspect information was immediately available.

Evets July 26, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Doesn't the bus from the city go right by there?
Tim July 26, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I was waiting for it. It's 1:55pm, just 19 minutes to the first bus line reference ;)
Chad Shearer July 26, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Glad they left White Marsh Plaza Liquors alone. I would hate to see all that wonderful child beer get warm !
Evets July 26, 2012 at 09:07 PM
I aim to please!
Other Tim July 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM
All jokes aside, probably much more than $200 at stake. Friend of mine had this happen to his business. Maggot stripped four 5-ton rooftop air conditining units, damaging the units beyond repair. Cost him $30,000 to replace.
Madonna July 27, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Do you really think someone caught the bus from the city in the wee hours of the night to steal copper? Lmao man...
Evets July 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM
That's the idea, man...
Paul July 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM
No they are usually driven out and dropped off to "start working" in the wee hours. Then they get picked up later once the job is done. It looks too suspicious hauling a lot of copper on the bus.
You July 27, 2012 at 02:02 PM
My question and answer is easy to this problem. They are stealing copper parts and wires and selling it as salvage metal at salvage locations. So why are salvage locations not questioning these people to where they got these new working parts? And why are they salvaging them? They caught a guy who was stealing full size aluminium light poles a few years back. He was salvahing them in philly i think. When they caught him he had already been do yhis for a year. So why was a salvage yard in philly be accepting and paying for new, perfectly fine light poles without questioning the situation? I feel salvage locations should be held equally responsible!
You July 27, 2012 at 02:14 PM
@ Paul There is a lot of truth in your comment. I heard from a Baltimore City Police friend a few years ago that indeed some very organized criminals from the inner city have plain white work vans and trucks which they load with a few helpers. They drive out to the burbs and drop off the street watchers which wander neighborhoods in the over night hours looking for things to steal. When they find items to take they call the truck driver on a cell phone and he meets them when they are ready to pull off the steal.
Paul July 27, 2012 at 08:31 PM
The early morning criminals have been doing that stuff for years in our Perry Hall neighborhoods. The police do crack down on these guys but the criminals eventually move to attack different neighborhoods. Get yourself a security recording system so you can see what goes on outside of your home in those wee hours. A shotgun is good too for saying hello to those that wish to observe the inside of your house.
Eric Martin July 27, 2012 at 11:05 PM
This had to be particularly galling to the police as the thefts occurred right across the street from Precinct Nine.
Red Dolphin July 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM
While the shooting in Aurora, Colorado got a lot of national attention, a previous shooting, which took place in April and virtually no one heard about it. On April 22, 2012 convicted felon Kiarron Parker, just released from jail, entered the parking lot of an Aurora, Colorado church and shot and killed one of the members of the congregation before being killed himself by a member carrying concealed. Parker had been convicted for assaulting two police officers, breaking and entering and drug abuse. The details of his criminal past can be found here and here. Parker sped into the parking lot of New Destiny Center church in Aurora, crashed into a car, then fired at people who came to his aid. The shooting killed Josephine Echols, the mother of a pastor at the church, police said. Echols’ nephew Antonio Milow, an off-duty Denver police officer who was attending a church service, then shot and killed Parker, authorities said. " Read more: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/07/the-aurora-shooting-you-didnt-hear-about-in-the-media/#ixzz21n6HzJWs
Mike Fisher August 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
So much for neighborhood watches, they did this right across the street from a Police Precinct? C'mon, when are people going to realize where this crime is coming from? The CITY, specifically, the Parkville area. Seems Perry Hall crime is increasing now. Hey I know, why don't we do some "aesthetics" work on White Marsh Plaza. That will solve everything because as we all know, if it looks more presentable, people respect the property more. Please, get real you guys. City crime is and will continue to overflow into Perry Hall and criminals are smarter than they are given credit for, they do it for a living. As the economy gets worse and the middle class continues to be taxed into oblivion, expect this kind of stuff to increase. The more people's backs are pushed against the wall, the more they will lash out like this just to survive and they are smart enough to get away with it. At this rate, Perry Hall will be kind of like Parkville in a few years as the tentacles from Baltimore City spread into respectable neighborhoods like Perry Hall and White Marsh. People need to get real and offer real solutions. Fix Baltimore city starting with Parkville. Seems crime is on the rise, so what will our council and governor do? Nothing, that's what. I really can't believe no one seems to see what's going on here.

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