Two brothers convicted of breaking and entering

April 04, 1994

Two brothers who broke into a Taneytown restaurant and stole more than $200 designated for a children's charity were convicted on felony charges last week.

Robert Steven Baker, 42, of Virginia and Brian Keith Baker, 27, of Taneytown pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges of breaking and entering in the Nov. 2 theft from the Havilah Inn.

Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. sentenced Robert Baker to five years in prison, but suspended all but three years of the sentence. Brian Baker -- who also pleaded guilty to forgery, theft and misdemeanor breaking and entering charges in two unrelated cases -- will be sentenced June 20.

Taneytown police and a Havilah employee found the Bakers in the restaurant after hearing an alarm. Robert Baker was in a storage room and Brian Baker was in a walk-in freezer.

Authorities said they believed the $208 recovered was taken from a St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Fund canister in the restaurant, which has been closed for two months because of financial problems.

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