Pasadena couple charged with tool shed thefts

November 19, 1993

A 23-year-old man and 20-year-old woman have been charged with theft and burglary in connection with a burglaries of at least 70 backyard tool sheds in the Pasadena area between June and this month, county police said.

Roland Edwin Cross, of the first block of Nicholson Drive, Pasadena, was charged with 14 counts of theft and burglary. His girlfriend, Heather Lea Bussick, of the 8400 block of Forest Drive, Pasadena, was charged with theft and burglary.

Police said they learned from pawn shops in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and Baltimore that Ms. Bussick, accompanied by Mr. Cross, had been selling items reported stolen from the sheds.

Detectives Michael Curley and Edward Stratton obtained arrest warrants for the couple, who were arrested Nov. 11.

Police said Ms. Bussick admitted selling the items, but denied stealing them.

Authorities said Mr. Cross admitted to committing about 50 of the break-ins. Police said he helped them recover some of the missing items.

Police said additional pending charges will be forwarded to the state's attorney's office for possible grand jury review.

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