Teen-ager is charged as the burglar who left apologetic note behind

Police Blotter

November 12, 1995|By Edward Lee | Edward Lee,SUN STAFF

Anne Arundel County police arrested a teen-ager Thursday in connection with a burglary Tuesday in which the burglar left an apologetic note and claimed to be homeless.

Police said a Northern District officer stopped the 17-year-old youth and two other teen-agers after he saw them looking into homes on Cleveland Road in Linthicum.

L Two homes in the area were burglarized Tuesday, police said.

After questioning the youths, the officer ran a background check and found that the 17-year-old was wanted in Virginia, police said.

A check of the 17-year-old's fingerprints matched those found at Tuesday's crime scene, police said.

The youth admitted committing the two burglaries, they said, and attempting another. He also told officers where they could find some of the stolen items, police said.

In the second burglary, the thief had eaten cereal and left a note saying, "I'm sorry. I'm homeless."

The teen-ager has been charged with burglary.

Teen arrested in burglary is hurt while trying to flee

A teen-ager arrested for burglary was injured Thursday afternoon when he tried to escape and ran into the path of a van, police said.

The 17-year-old suspect was being processed by police about 4:30 p.m. when he ran out of the Southern District booking area by sliding between the front counter and the glass partition above the counter, police said.

He ran south toward Route 2. As an officer chased him, the youth ran onto the road and into the side of a van, police said.

He was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center for minor injuries to the head, neck and arm, police said.

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