Police Identify Accused Perry Hall Burglar Team

A Perry Hall man and Kingsville woman are accused of working together in a Perry Hall break-in on Wednesday.

Police said a Perry Hall man and a Kingsville woman are being investigated for possible involvement in multiple area burglaries. 

Police arrested James Hoffman Jr., 22, of the unit block of Bellfalls Way in Perry Hall, and Sydney Cossaboon, 20, of the unit block of Patrick Way in Kingsville, on the scene of a break-in on Wednesday afternoon, according to Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. 

At about 2:08 p.m. on Feb. 13, in the 8900 block of Carlisle Avenue, a neighbor called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle in front of a home. Multiple police officers then surrounded the home and talked a man into exiting the home. The man was arrested on the scene and police also arrested a woman inside the suspicious vehicle, according to Lt. Ron Brooks of the White Marsh police precinct.

Batton identified the man and woman as Hoffman and Cossaboon, and confirmed that they are being investigated for involvement in multiple area burglaries. 

Hoffman and Cossaboon have each been charged with first-degree burglary, online court records show. 

Brooks commended the attentive neighbor who contacted police and urged community members to continue to report any suspicious behavior immediately by calling 911. 

bystander February 17, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Another great public service announcement and good piece of information. Unfortunately breaking into her residence would just harm whoever she is mooching off of this month. She probably owns nothing.
Hi February 17, 2013 at 05:06 PM
For those of you saying what they did was a mistake then you are basically telling them it is okay to break into someones house and to go make this "mistake" again.
Sally jones February 17, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Sydney lives in parkville, hasn't lived in kingsville in years. Don't punish the families for their stupid mistake. You breaking into their families houses make you as low as you can be. Just like them.
makepeacenotwar February 17, 2013 at 09:02 PM
& any information about this case is a rumor. There is no way that this "up and at em" person has ANY idea what is going on. All information hasnt even come out to the public. Let it go. really. Why don't you all find something else to do with your lives? Let the families hurt in peace they don't need this
Up and At Em February 17, 2013 at 10:15 PM
makepeacenotwar, you are saddly mistaken. I am not making this up. My information is accurate. You will see when all the details are released to the public. Right now there is a serious investigation underway. I will accept your apology when all the details are released.
makepeacenotwar February 17, 2013 at 10:22 PM
No, I will never apologize to you. What you should do is apologize to the families of James and Sydney for the hurtful things you have been saying. Is your life that pathetic? Why don't you do something else with your life? Really. No need for the hate you have been doing. I don't care about saying stuff about those two for the sake of those two but their families. They are hurting. Let the patch give updates if they are true.
Up and At Em February 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM
Why are you taking up with those 2 pieces of sh*t? Are you one of their drug using buddies? There families should be apologizing to society for breeding 2 worthless pieces of sh*t like that.
Scott M February 18, 2013 at 12:43 AM
As the original and current co-owner of the residence of reference on Patrick Way, it is my intention to set the record straight as to the recent residency history of Sydney Cossaboon. It is true that Sydney once resided on Patrick Way in Kingsville from September 2006 until she decided to vacate the premises in the fall of 2010. For nearly the remainder of 2010, Sydney lived with two separate families of friends within the Perry Hall area. In late December of 2010, Sydney moved to Richmond VA, and resided there until July of 2012. Finally, from July 2012 until her arrest last week, she has been living in Parkville, MD. With Sydney’s move to Richmond, and then to Parkville, Sydney initiated changes of address with the USPS to match her residency to receive her mail; however, she did not make similar changes to her driver’s license via the DMV since vacating Patrick Way back in 2010. This is the only geographical/residential reason as to why Sydney Cossaboon is still associated with Patrick Way, or even Kingsville, almost 2.5 years later.
Mike the house buyer February 18, 2013 at 01:30 AM
She hasn't lived there in a long time NERD. You're an idiot who needs to do their homework before advising somebody do a crime.
Mike the house buyer February 18, 2013 at 01:35 AM
You have no class Lady! At 20 and 22 it's not the family who is at fault, it's the choices they make and they will pay the penalty.
Up and At Em February 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Scott, that is very unfortunate for you that she had your address listed as her primary residence. Thanks for clarifying that for the people of Perry Hall. Do yourself a favor. If you should have any contact with her please tell her to change her primary address to 720 Bosley Avenue, Towson Maryland , 21204. That is the Baltimore County Detention Center where she is going to be living. They will make sure that she receives any mail addressed to her.
Fullerton Teach February 18, 2013 at 01:50 PM
I suppose the fact that her mother, and two siblings are living there is not a a geographical/residential reason to associate Sydney Cossaboon with Patrick Way. If she had a closer association with this address, perhaps, her current address may not be 720 Bosley Ave. Please note: 2.5 years ago Sydney Cossaboon was a high school student and a minor. Most people would call this a "runaway" not someone who "vacated a premise".
bystander February 18, 2013 at 07:00 PM
Patch, you can’t be considered a reliable and unbiased online news source with your continued censorship of your readers. One commenter jokingly wrote that someone should break into Ms. Cassaboon’s residence and steal her stuff, and you took down that post. I then commented that there would be no sense in that, because she most likely is mooching of someone’s goodness anyway and any intended harm toward her would be misdirected. The ownership of her stated residence was cleared up by a comment posted by the real owner. They even gave a detailed chronology of her past two years. If you want to be responsible, don’t list the suspect’s address in the first place. Rather you resorted to removing comments you feel are inciting. If you’re going to get all touchy feely then stop the Rogue’s Gallery. Can’t have it both ways.
HubatHome February 18, 2013 at 09:00 PM
It is a big deal...I had my house broken into this past year while I was at the hospital with my 5 yr old who has had 3 open heart surgeries....DO you think they cared about what I was going through???? This pity for the criminal is ridiculous....without consequences for bad behavior there is no reason to change it. The next time maybe they will armed and somebody you know will get hurt or killed and then you can visit them in prison and express your concern for their mistakes.
HubatHome February 18, 2013 at 09:01 PM
It is a big deal...I had my house broken into this past year while I was at the hospital with my 5 yr old who has had 3 open heart surgeries....DO you think they cared about what I was going through???? This pity for the criminal is ridiculous....without consequences for bad behavior there is no reason to change it. The next time maybe they will armed and somebody you know will get hurt or killed and then you can visit them in prison and express your concern for their mistakes
Mike the house buyer February 19, 2013 at 03:09 AM
Hey Miss Up and At Em, I think you've done enough research and work here. Why don't you leave those that are picking up the pieces, and dealing with the fall out of this alone.
Up and At Em February 19, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Hey Mike The House Burglar, why don't you go visit your buddy Hoffman in the County Detention Center and ask him how he likes showering with men.
Mike the house buyer February 19, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Mam, what are you talking about.
PHHSBASEBALL15 February 20, 2013 at 07:54 AM
Welcome to the real world
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 09:54 PM
Actually Brandon, in Iraq - theft is punishable by either death (public beheading), or taking the criminal out into the middle of the town circle, and chopping off one or both hands, depending upon what was stolen. Regardless of how "good" a person was at one time, the fact is that they committed a crime. They broke into someone's house - and it wasn't for any good deeds. He is 22 years old, I think he has had PLENTY of time to "straighten himself out". Why on Earth would punishment ever consist of "house arrest" is beyond me. Good food, phone, internet, your bed, xbox, playstation, sex with the wife...etc..etc..etc.. jail is what they need. To sit and ponder and realize the freedoms that they gave up by being CRIMINALS.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 09:56 PM
So how do we prevent it? Armed guards outside of our homes? Raise the minimum wage so the chick didn't have to participate? We do need to start with the best people, and these ain't them.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 09:57 PM
It was, after all, Perry Hall (said with my nose up in the air) - do you think this would have been pasted all over if it was Edgewood, Abingdon, Catonsville, Millersville, or some other smaller city? Nope. But hey, that white dude has a mean goatee -- he must be tough.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Yes, it was the drugs that made him become a criminal - oh wait, he became a criminal before he got stoned by purchasing the illegal substances. Hmm, you are right. Let our tax dollars rehab him so he can come out with some mean jailhouse tats and do it all over again - and not get caught this time.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM
So because you have known them since middle school, does that suggest that you are condoning their actions? Why are we rude to call them criminals? Was it rude to break into someone's home? Tell your buddies to keep their hands to themselves. Like seriously, if it was me, I would be in jail, like seriously.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM
My goodness, please try to make an effort to make sense when you try to make a point - it goes over that much better. If I put myself in their shoes - simple, don't do illegal things and nobody will talk smack about me on the Patch. I do have something nice to say, as a matter of fact, "Police Officers: Thanks for catching these low-life criminals and locking them up to make our neighborhoods a safer place!" Over it.
CrazyHorse February 20, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Tunes, well said!
Chris February 25, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Glad they were caught - keep these two low life's off the streets of Perry Hall and surrounding area. Now I'm wondering if the car I saw outside my house the one day was their car. It sped off as I headed to the door to see the car. Hope they rot in jail!
Dennis Gilpin March 05, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Glad that they were caught. Only through the vigilance of a neighbor that they were caught. If a senior citizen was in that house and he was armed it could have cost the young people their life. Very few people would want to charge him. When you enter a persons house you put everyone's life at risk, Just not so simple as missing items missing.Just shows how important it is to report suspicious activities.
Loomis March 10, 2013 at 03:29 AM
a shame that they didnt enter my home-- i think for entertainment i would have let them come in and meet my friend I affectionately call "AK"... this is why people are angry about govt, scum like this get away with ankle bracelets..they need to do serious time
Courtney helmick April 11, 2013 at 04:14 AM
I went to school with Jimmy never really talked to him but based on the few times I did I can't say I would have expected to see this about him he should get the punishment he deserves and hopefully he will realize his mistakes and turn his life around


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