Leather jacket leads to arrest of Columbia man, 22, in burglary

November 15, 1995|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A Columbia man was charged with burglary Monday after officers found him wearing a leather jacket reported stolen from a home in his neighborhood earlier the same day, Howard County police said.

Someone broke a rear basement window of a home in the 5600 block of Thunder Hill Road between 8:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Monday and took jewelry, coins and a tan leather coat, police said.

Officers searched the area after the robbery and arrested the suspect later Monday after someone reported seeing a man wearing the stolen jacket in the neighborhood.

Earnest Wesley Ballard, Jr., 22, of the 5800 block of Thunder Hill Road in Columbia's Oakland Mills village was being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $50,000 bond yesterday, a District Court commissioner said.

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