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Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect that may be responsible for multiple burglaries in Baltimore County.

In the burglaries listed below, detectives have determined that the suspect uses an unknown tool to crack glass doors and then pushes them in to make entry. The suspect generally takes money from registers and safe boxes.

Images of the suspect were captured on surveillance cameras in some of the locations burglarized.

  • August 5 at 2:47 a.m.: Season’s Pizza – Unit block of York Road 21204
  • August 7 at 11:45 p.m. to August 8 at 12:45 a.m.: George’s Farmer’s Market – 7900 block of Harford Road 21234
  • August 7 at 11:30 p.m. to August 8 at 12:45 a.m.: Enchanted Cupcakes and Treats – 7900 block of Harford Road 21234
  • August 7 at 11:30 p.m. to August 8 at 12:19 a.m.: House of Kabob – 8000 block of Harford Road 21234
  • August 9 at 11 p.m. to August 9 at 12:09 a.m.: Green Leaves Tobacco – Unit block of West Allegany Avenue 21286
  • August 10 at 12:11 a.m.: Miya Sushi – Unit block of York Road 21204
  • August 15 between 11 and 11:49 p.m.: China Wok – 6300 block of York Road 21212
  • August 15 at 11 a.m. to August 16 at 8 a.m.: Fortunato Brothers Pizza – 6300 block of York Road 21212

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. Your tip must be made through Metro Crime Stoppers in order to be eligible.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

You can remain anonymous.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Baltimore County Police have charged a Dundalk man in connection with multiple burglaries in the Dundalk area. In each case, scrap metal was removed from the target home.

James Lee Fox (22) of the 7800 Block of Saint Claire Lane 21222 faces 53 charges that include first degree burglary, theft, and destruction of property. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail.

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Scrap Metals Team had identified a trend in the North Point Village area of Dundalk in which copper piping or wiring was taken during burglaries of homes.

They identified Fox as a suspect when they matched metal he had scrapped to items that had been taken from a home in the 7900 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222. The burglary had occurred between April 10 and 16. They also discovered that he did not have a license to scrap metal in Maryland.

On April 21, detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Fox’s Saint Clair Lane home. Recovered during the warrant service were tools that included a copper pipe cutter. Fox was present when the warrant was served and was taken into custody.

Detectives also found that the method of operation in the Saint Gregory Drive burglary was similar to the method of operation in the following burglaries:

  • 7800 block of Saint Claire Lane 21222 between February 13 and 14
  • 7900 block of Saint Claire Lane 21222 between February 21 and March 2
  • 7900 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between March 19 and 20
  • 7900 block of Saint Monica Drive 21222 between March 21 and 30
  • 7900 block of Saint Bridget Lane 21222 between March 20 and 23
  • 7900 block of Saint Bridget lane 21222 on April 1
  • 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 6 and 9
  • 7800 block of Saint Fabian Lane 21222 between April 10 and 16
  • 7800 block of Saint Fabian Lane 21222 between April 16 and 17
  • 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 18 and 20
  • 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 19 and 20
  • 7900 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 19 and 20

The investigation indicated that Fox sold scrap metal within a day of all of the burglaries.

Booking Photograph of James Lee Fox

Baltimore County Police are looking for information about the recent theft of the historic wrought iron gates at the entrance of Battle Acre Park in the 3100 block of North Point Road, Precinct 12/North Point.

Police responded at about noon today to the park for a report of a theft. The project manager for restoration of the park told police that the two gates for the park entrance were inside the property on June 25 - the last time he was at the park. A contractor discovered the gates missing on June 30.

The gates are worth $2000 each and are 100 years old. The thieves only took the smaller pedestrian gates and not the larger gates.

Neighbors interviewed by police said they did not see anyone taking the gates.

Officers have provided local scrap metal firms with a photo of the gates and asked them to notify police if the gates are found.

Battle Acre park is part of the field on which the Battle of Northpoint was fought in 1814. This was the day before the Battle of Baltimore during which the Star Spangled Banner was written. The land was deeded to the State of Maryland in 1839. The fences and gates were added in 1914.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact police at 410-307-2020.

Picture of the front gates at Battle Acre Park before the restoration began in April 2014.
The two outside gates were taken. The two larger gates in the center were left behind.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016