Westminster man, 24, charged with 3 additional burglaries

September 18, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

A Westminster man, who is being held on burglary charges in lieu of $200,000 bail, has been charged by state police in three more burglaries.

Patrick J. Yox, 24, of the 500 block of Bachman Valley Road was taken before a commissioner yesterday in Carroll County District Court, where an additional $150,000 bail was imposed, pending a bail review hearing today.

Court records show Yox originally was arrested Aug. 23 and charged in burglaries on Wampler Lane in Westminster on Aug. 17 and on Arrington Road in Marriottsville on Aug. 19.

In the latest charges, state police allege Yox broke into a home on Wendy Road in Eldersburg on Aug. 19, where they say a typewriter and three jewelry boxes, which had an estimated value of more than $300, were stolen, police said.

Court records show Yox also is accused of breaking into a home on Hughes Shop Road in Westminster on Aug. 18, where $150 in coins, a .22-caliber rifle, a television, a power saw, and a guitar and amplifier were stolen.

He also faces charges of breaking into a home on Carrollton Road in Upperco on Aug. 22, where two televisions, a videocassette recorder, typewriter, microwave oven, jewelry boxes, an antique Daisy air rifle, two ventriloquist dummies and money were stolen.

In each incident, police said a window or door was broken to gain entry.

In addition to the five pending cases, a review of Circuit Court records showed Yox had convictions in 1993 and 1994 for burglary with intent to steal -- on three occasions -- theft over $300, theft under $300, breaking into a storehouse, and numerous probation violations.

On April 22, 1994, Yox was sentenced to five years in prison on daytime burglary charges, with all but seven months suspended.

In January 1995, Yox was back in court and received a suspended 10-year sentence for a 1994 burglary and was placed on five years of probation, court records show.

As recently as April 30, a court ordered him to complete a drug treatment program at the Carroll County Detention Center as a condition of his probation.

Less than four months later, Aug. 21, probation officials filed a complaint, alleging that Yox was in violation of the terms of his probation.

Two days later, he was arrested.

Pub Date: 9/18/97

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