3 men charged in burglary of store in Gamber

November 12, 1997|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF

Two Baltimore men and a Howard County man were arrested and held on burglary charges early yesterday, pending a bail review before a Carroll County District Court judge today, state police said.

Police responded about 2: 30 a.m. to a burglar alarm at the High's store in Gamber and saw a Chevrolet with three occupants leaving the area, traveling south on Route 32.

Troopers stopped the car near Bennett Road, arresting the driver at the scene; two passengers ran away.

One was tracked by a state police bloodhound and arrested minutes later near Bennett Road.

The other was found about 6 a.m. on Strawbridge Terrace in Eldersburg. Troopers said the man tried to get into several homes, knocking on doors and telling residents there had been an accident.

Aided by a police dog, troopers found the man hiding behind a house and arrested him.

Police said merchandise recovered from the Chevrolet, including food and cigarettes, had been stolen from the High's store and Little George's, a convenience store on Deer Park Road in Smallwood.

Troopers had responded to a burglar alarm at Little George's about 11 p.m. Monday and found that a break-in had occurred.

Jack C. Howard, 39, of the 2800 block of Route 32 in West Friendship was identified by police as the driver of the Chevrolet, court records show. He was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 bail.

Francis Candeloro, 33, of the 600 block of Lucia Ave. in southwest Baltimore was arrested near the scene of the traffic stop, police said.

Candeloro was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was treated for a minor knee injury that occurred while he was fleeing troopers, police said. He was being held without bail.

Glen E. Smith, 31, of the 2000 block of Ashton Court in southwest Baltimore was arrested on Strawbridge Terrace.

Police said he was being held at the county jail until he is considered well enough to be taken before a District Court commissioner to have bail set.

Each man was charged with breaking and entering, theft and malicious destruction of property, police said.

Pub Date: 11/12/97

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