Suspect charged in 2 more break-ins

April 07, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

An 18-year-old Westminster man, being held on $100,000 bond in connection with a series of burglaries around the county, had his bail increased by $40,000 after two more break-in charges were placed against him yesterday.

Casey Grant Jones of the 100 block of Liberty St. was charged with breaking into the house next door to his on Feb. 15 and a house on Warfieldsburg Road on Feb. 3.

Mr. Jones, who is in the Carroll County Detention Center, was arrested March 13 on Route 140 at Center Street.

Police said he was in a stolen car they chased from Hampstead to Westminster on Feb. 25.

The automobile, a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am, was stolen from Hughes Shop Road during a burglary Feb. 22 and was used in at least two Baltimore County break-ins on Dover Road.

In one of those burglaries, the resident, who had gone home for lunch, surprised two men in the house. She furnished police with a description of the car and the license number, and the vehicle was chased to the 300 block of Logan Drive, north of Cranberry Mall.

Three young men fled the car toward the mall, state police said. Charles E. Shoop, 22, of the 7300 block of Washington Blvd., was arrested within minutes in the parking lot.

Keys to the stolen Pontiac were found in his pocket and items stolen in several burglaries were found in the trunk, according to police.

Robert Carter Shore, 18, of Littlestown, Pa., was arrested March 1. Police identified him as one of the three who fled the stolen car in February.

Westminster police investigators filed charges against Mr. Jones in connection with break-ins of Harry's Lunch in the first block of W. Main St. on Sept. 17 and Dec. 17.

Police searched the home of Mr. Jones and said they recovered items stolen in several area burglaries.

Further charges are expected to be placed in the Feb. 25 incident in Baltimore County, police said.

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