Man confronts burglar at his Bel Air home

November 18, 2012

A man was injured early Sunday morning by a man during an attempted burglary in Fountain Green just east of Bel Air, police said.

Harford County sheriff's deputies were called at about 6:15 a.m. Sunday by a man who said another man broke into his home in the 1800 block of Glendale Lane in the Villages of Thomas Run neighborhood behind C. Milton Wright High School, according to Lt. Joe Van Seeters of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The man who lived there said his wife, who was in the living area of the home, told him she heard noises coming from the basement area. The man went back upstairs, grabbed a baseball bat then went outside to the backyard, where he confronted the burglary and hit him with the bat, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

The homeowner and the burglar struggled on the ground and the burglar cut the homeowner with a box-style cutter in the back and shoulder, according to the release. He was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air by ambulance from Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company.

The burglar left through the open fence and headed toward Centerville Square, according to the release.

Deputies used a Medevac helicopter and police dog to search the area but couldn't find anyone, Van Seeters said.

Detectives were doing interviews in the neighborhood, where Van Seeters said it's unusual for crimes such as this to occur.

The was no motive so far and no indication the homeowner and the burglar knew each other.

The sheriff's office is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-692-7880.

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