Baltimore woman sentenced to 18 months for role in burglaries

November 20, 1997|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore woman who pleaded guilty last month to four counts of theft was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in jail followed by five years supervised probation for her role in a string of burglaries in Linthicum, Crofton and Arnold.

Patricia Lynn Deetz, 34, of the 2600 block of Wilkens Ave., also faces sentencing on charges related to burglaries in Queen Anne's County.

Deetz has been jailed in Anne Arundel County since her arrest in February in West Palm Beach, Fla.

A single mother of two, Deetz was pulled into a series of home break-ins this year by her fiancee, Raymond J. Jordan, 35, according to Assistant Public Defender Nancy Cohen.

Jordan is in prison, serving terms for theft and burglary in Howard and Queen Anne's counties that add up to more than 80 years. He has been charged in burglaries in Anne Arundel but has not been served with warrants in those cases, according to Kristin Riggin, spokeswoman for the county state's attorney's office.

The burglaries in which Deetz was implicated were committed during daylight hours in January and February, when residents were not home. The thief would enter by kicking in a rear door, according to police.

Deetz, who once shared an apartment with Jordan in the 7900 block of Silverleaf Court in Glen Burnie, sold jewelry taken in the burglaries to area pawn shops, according to police charging documents.

She had several bags containing stolen jewelry in a room at the Beltway Motel on Washington Boulevard in Baltimore County that was registered in her name, the documents state.

The burglary charges stem from break-ins at homes in the 600 block of Dunberry Drive and the 300 block of Long Meadow Way, both in Arnold, in January; the 400 block of Applegate Court and the 400 block of Music Lane, Linthicum, in February; and the 1800 block of Crofton Parkway, Crofton, in February.

Jordan was sentenced in August in Queen Anne's County to 63 years on three counts of theft, one count of burglary and one count of malicious destruction of property.

In Howard County, Jordan pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree burglary and was sentenced in September to 30 years in prison, with all but 20 suspended.

Pub Date: 11/20/97

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