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During the winter months it is common practice by some people to warm up their car by starting it and then leaving it running in the driveway or parked on the street while they go back inside their home. This is also a common practice during the hot summer months to cool the car down before getting in and driving away. Unfortunately, this is also the most common way for an opportunistic criminal to steal a vehicle.

Here are some easy prevention tips to remember that will help you keep your car, your home, and your possessions safe from opportunistic criminals:

  • Keep your vehicle doors locked
  • Never leave anything valuable in plain view
  • Do not leave backpacks, bags, valuables, or bundles of clothing inside a car overnight
  • Never leave the keys to the car inside the vehicle
  • Never store keys to another vehicle or your home inside your car
  • Store vehicle keys on a hook in a cupboard or closet so that they are out of sight
  • Never leave valuables in front of a window (open or closed) where they can be easily seen
  • Close window blinds and drapes at night and when away from your home
  • Keep doors and windows locked, even when home or out in the yard
  • Use security bars in sliding-glass doors and in windows

Make it a habit to look out your windows if you wake up during the night, and even routinely during the day. Report any suspicious activity or people that you see in your neighborhood by calling 9-1-1 immediately.

For more information on things you can do to keep yourself, your home, and your possessions safe, check out these Safety Tips and Guidelines on our blog.

UPDATE (July 12, 2017 12:43 p.m.):

An astute officer on the midnight shift was making a routine check on Roses discount store in the early morning hours of July 9 when he observed a subject matching the description of the suspect involved in the recent burglaries of the store walking across the parking lot toward Roses and made an arrest.

The suspect is identified as Marquis Lamont Redd (41) of no fixed address from the Halethorpe area. He is charged with 2 counts of 2nd Degree Burglary, 2 counts of Theft Under $1000, and 2 counts of Malicious Destruction of Property. At a bail review hearing on July 10 he was released from commitment on his own recognizance.

Original Release (June 30, 2017 9:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who has burglarized the same store in Halethorpe four times since November.

Police have released surveillance video and still images from Roses discount store at 3450 Annapolis Road, 21227 that depict the burglar, who last struck on June 26. The same suspect has been caught on surveillance video breaking into Roses on November 24, May 23, and May 31. During the burglaries he has taken cleaning products, electronics, a television, a drink or two for himself, even the gadget commonly known as a “fidget spinner.”

The suspect appears to be a black man of significant size, approximately 5’10’, 350 pounds, with unkempt shorter black hair and beard. Anyone who may recognize this suspect or has any information on these burglaries is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Burglary Unit continues to investigate these crimes.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a burglar in the Precinct 9 Rosedale area.

On Wednesday, June 14, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the suspect attempted to gain access to at least 11 homes in the areas of Van Dyke Road, Whitby Road, Utrecht Rd, and Cynthia Terrace by trying door handles. The suspect was able to gain access to one home on Cynthia Terrace through an unlocked door but doesn’t appear to have taken anything. He broke a window to gain access to a home on Van Dyke Road but was scared off by an alarm, then stole a bicycle from another yard on Van Dyke Road but later abandon it in a yard on Utrecht Road. He was last seen fleeing responding police on Whitby Road.

The suspect is believed to be from that area. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’0”, 170 pounds, with dark shaggy hair and a beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt with some sort of decal on the front and blue cargo shorts. At one point he was also seen wearing a baseball cap. A local surveillance camera was able to capture an image of the suspect.

If you have any information on the identity of this suspect or any additional information in reference to his crimes contact police at 410-307-2020.

Revised June 27, 2017