2 Linthicum houses are broken into, a 3rd vandalized intruder leaves note

November 09, 1995|By Tanoah V. Sterling | Tanoah V. Sterling,SUN STAFF

Someone broke into two houses and vandalized a third on Cleveland Road in Linthicum Tuesday, leaving an apologetic note in one of the houses, county police said yesterday.

The thief made off with a compact disc player and groceries from the house where he left the note saying he was homeless, police said.

Francis Ireland of the 400 block of Cleveland Road told police he saw a man walk up to the front door of his neighbor's house Tuesday afternoon and knock on the door. After the man got no response, he walked to the back of the house, Mr. Ireland told police. Shortly after 3 p.m., Diane Hodges, Mr. Ireland's neighbor, came home and found someone had taken a brick from her front lawn and thrown it through a rear bedroom window, police said. Nothing was missing.

A few hours later, Carla Lowman of the 500 block of Cleveland Road told police someone had smashed a rear bedroom window, ransacked every drawer and cabinet in the house and thrown the contents on the floor, police said.

Ms. Lowman also said the thief stole a gallon of milk, a bowl, a bag of sugar and a box of cereal left on the dining room table. Police found a note on the front door that said, "I'm sorry. I'm homeless," police said.

Margaret Quasnay of the 400 block of Cleveland Road told police that she found a back kitchen door broken and her master bedroom ransacked when she returned to her home, police said.

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