Water Burglar, Peeping Tom: HdG Break-Ins

A series of burglaries, break-ins was reported to Havre de Grace police.

The Havre de Grace Police Department responded to several residential burglaries in recent weeks.
The Havre de Grace Police Department responded to several residential burglaries in recent weeks.

The following information was provided by the Havre de Grace Police Department.

Someone went into a garage in the 100 block of Bay Boulevard between 9 and 11 p.m. on July 5. It is unknown whether anything was taken. The burglary was reported July 7.

A woman ran into someone she knew while walking her dogs and they chatted for a few minutes. She returned home from the walk at 12:10 p.m. on July 6 and found the person inside her residence in the 800 block of Ontario Street. He said he was in need of a glass of water. She told him to leave, and after his departure, she noticed $41 was missing from the kitchen table. She was referred to the commissioner’s office to file charges.

There was an attempted break-in reported in the 400 block of Majestic Prince Circle at 6:18 p.m. on July 1. The victim left a vacant home on June 15 and when he returned on July 2, there was $75 in damage to the front door, where someone used a tool to try to get inside. 

An attempted robbery ended up with the suspect being pushed out the door in the 600 block of Revolution Street. The suspect entered through an unlocked front door at 12:02 a.m. on July 1 and said, with his hand in his pocket, the he was going to take the victim’s money. The victim grabbed the suspect and took him to the door, pushing him out. The suspect fell down the stairs and ran away. Police canvassed the area and checked hospitals but could not find the suspect.

A woman saw a man coming through a rear bathroom window of her home in the 400 block of Lewis Lane at approximately 12:39 p.m. on June 29. She chased him, then lost sight of him near the railroad tracks. The responding officer noticed a black and green bike that did not belong to the victim in the area. It was later reported stolen from a shed in the 400 block of Lewis Lane. To find the suspect, police requested assistance from the K-9 officer with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. During the search, the suspect was located in a neighbor’s yard. The 45-year-old man from Barto, PA, was charged with peeping tom, fourth-degree burglary/theft, fourth-degree burglary/tools, three counts of trespassing and possession of a concealed weapon (knife).

Four cans of tuna fish and a snack basket were stolen from the dining room table at a residence in the 700 block of Lafayette Street. The burglary occurred on June 28 and the victim reported it July 6. Total loss was estimated to be $10. Police said there was no evidence a crime occurred.

Money was stolen in an apartment break-in in the 400 block of South Strawberry Lane. The victim had been on vacation and when she returned, a metal box containing $1,200 in cash was missing.  The incident was reported at 10:02 a.m. on June 27. Police said it was not clear how the burglar got inside.

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