Married couple charged in four burglaries in western Howard Co.

Husband and wife arrested by police, charged in string of crimes

March 14, 2011|By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun

A Sykesville couple is charged in four burglaries, and Howard County police are looking into whether the duo might be responsible for several more.

The suspects were identified as Edward J. Johnson, 28, and his wife, Robin R. Johnson, 27, who live in the 1300 block of Buckhorn Road. Edward Johnson was arrested on Friday and charged with first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary and theft, and was being held at the Howard County Detention Center in lieu of $2,600 bond.

His wife was arrested on Saturday and charged with the same crimes. She was released on an unsecured bond.

Police officers who were investigating the burglaries found some of the stolen property, which they said pointed them to the suspects.

The charges are connected to the following cases, all in the western part of the county: A burglary on Feb. 24 on Rover Mill Road in West Friendship; a March 3 burglary on Thompson Drive in Marriottsville; a burglary the following day on Driver Road, also in Marriottsville; and a March 10 burglary on Frederick Road in Cooksville. The total value of stolen property was determined to be about $4,500.

A statement from the police department said investigators were trying to determine whether the Johnsons are responsible for other burglaries in the past few months, also in the western part of the county.

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