A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Aberdeen man last May, said Deputy DeWayne Curry, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Police in Millersville, Pa., arrested John Henry Murphy Wednesday following a 17-month investigation into the death of 18-year-old Edwin Giese of Aberdeen, Curry said.
Giese's body was found floating in Church Creek near Perryman May30 by the Harford Sheriff's Office Water Operations Unit. Giese had been stabbed and shot twice, Curry said.
A police investigation revealed that prior to Giese's death, Giese and his roommate had a confrontation over unauthorized checks written on Giese's account, Curry said.
Murphy was being held in the Lancaster County Prison pendingextradition to Harford County, Curry said.
REWARD FOR TIPS ON FALLSTON BREAK-IN
Harford County Crime Solvers, a non-profit citizens group, is offering up to $1,000 in reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who broke into a home in the 3000 block of Chance Drive in Fallston Aug. 12.
Police said the resident was home at the time of the breaking and entering, and after hearing noises on the first floor, found a man in the house.
The suspect, described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, with brown hair and a mustache, fled out the back door and was seen running toward Route 152 (Mountain Road).
A roundup of some of the crimes police agencies in the county reported investigating last week:
Unit block of Nanticoke Court: QAR Corp. reported the theft of a bathtub and damage to a lock on a storage trailer Oct. 16, the county Sheriff's Office said. Loss was estimated at $510.
3000 block of Old Philadelphia Road: The county Sheriff's Office investigated a report of malicious destruction to two windows on a vehicle registered to theHarford County government that was parked at an Abingdon residence Oct. 16. Damage was estimated at $300.
Harford Mall: BelAir police investigated the theft of tapes and other items worth a total of $761 from a car parked at the Harford Mall Oct. 24.
U.S. 1, Burger King: Bel Air police investigated a report of malicious destruction to a vehicle Oct. 23.
1800 block of Edgewater Drive: A computer, VCR, jewelry and coins worth a total of $5,610 were stolen from a home Oct. 19, the county Sheriff's Office said.
2100 block of Pulaski Highway: Seven pumpkins were stolen and brooms ata produce stand were damaged Oct. 19, the County Sheriff's Office said. Damage was estimated at $55.
300 block of BynumRidge Road: Damage to a motor vehicle and destruction of windows anda mailbox Oct. 19 caused $450 worth of damage, the county Sheriff's Office said.
1200 block of Jarrettsville Road: The county Sheriff's Office investigated a report of malicious destruction of trees and lawn at a residence. Damage was estimated at $1,000.
Havre de Grace
1500 block of Chapel Road: A newly constructed manhole for a sewer system was destroyed Oct. 28, causing $5,000 damage, Havre de Grace police said.
300 block of Commerce St.: Havre de Grace police investigated the theft of
stereo from a truck Oct. 21. The loss was estimated at $245.
100 block of Deaver St.: Firefighters' equipment (firecoat, bunker pants, boats, fire helmet, gloves and coveralls) worth $575 was stolen from a truck parked outside a residence Oct. 25, Havre de Grace police said.
600 block of Erie St.: A generator valued at $1,600 was stolen from a parked truck Oct. 25, Havre de Grace police said.