From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
[November 20, 2012, Bel Air, MD] — As the result of information received from the community and a patrol deputy familiar with the Thomas Run neighborhood, sheriff’s detectives had a 24 year old neighborhood male, Sean Michael Certeza of the 1800 block of Oxford Square picked up for questioning on the evening of 11/18/2012.
During questioning by detectives Certeza confessed to attempting to break into the Bishop’s home on Glendale Lane on the morning of November 18th and assaulting Mr. Bishop. A search warrant was obtained for Certeza’s home on Oxford Square were additional items were recovered to link Certeza to the crime.
Certeza was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Burglary 1st degree, assault 1st degree and Firearm use in a violent Crime. He is being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $300,000 bond awaiting a bond review hearing in District Court.
Previous News Release – The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a First Degree Assault and Attempted Burglary that occurred on Sunday 11/18/2012 at approximately 6:15 a.m. in the 1800 Block Glendale Lane.
The victim reported his wife who was in the living area of the home called to him concerning hearing noises coming from the basement area of their home. The victim went to the basement and saw someone outside the basement door. The victim then went back upstairs grabbed a baseball bat then proceeded outside to the back yard where he confronted an unknown white male suspect. A struggle ensued where the suspect was struck with the bat and both men fought on the ground where the suspect cut the victim with a box cutter style knife in the back and shoulder. The victim was transported by Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company’s ambulance to Upper Chesapeake Medical where he was treated for his injuries and released.
The suspect left the scene and was last seen walking toward Centerville Way. Sheriff’s Office K-9 and Maryland State Police Aviation were called for a search of the area however the suspect was not located.