Man held in theft of Orioles jerseys

May 20, 2004|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A former contract worker at Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been arrested and charged with stealing four framed Orioles jerseys and other baseball memorabilia from displays at the stadium's Club Level, state police said.

One of the jerseys stolen had been worn by Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray.

It could not be determined last night whether any of the items were recovered.

Charged with fourth-degree burglary, theft and destruction of property and held at Central Booking and Intake Center was James T. Jennings, 40, of the 500 block of McElderry St.

Police said the thefts occurred between Oct. 17 and April 5, and that fingerprints left on the damaged display frames and glass were entered into the state's fingerprint system.

The prints were identified and a warrant was issued charging Jennings in the thefts, police said.

Jennings was arrested Monday by city police on a common nuisance charge, and police discovered the outstanding theft warrant when he was taken to Central Booking.

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