From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Harford County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested and charged a 13 year old juvenile male with burglary after he was identified breaking into an Abingdon home. Police believe he is also related to a second burglary that occurred in the same community just several hours earlier.
On Sunday January 12th, at 8:55am deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Laurentum Parkway in Abingdon for a report of burglary. Deputies responded and made contact with the victim. The homeowner reported her neighbor called and told her a black male wearing a red and black plaid jacket and a dark knit enter her home through a rear door. Responding deputies canvassed the area and located a juvenile black male a short distance away. The suspect was subsequently identified by witnesses as the person seen entering the victim’s home. The 13 year old was taken into custody and charged with burglary. He was subsequently detained by the Department of Juvenile Services.
Earlier in the morning in the same community deputies responded to the 800 block of Tiffany Trail, in Abingdon for a burglary in progress. At approximately 3am police received a 911 call reporting the burglary and that the suspect was still inside the residence. The suspect, however, fled just prior to deputies’ arrival. The homeowners awoke to find a black male suspect in their bedroom. The suspect then left the bedroom and fled the home. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and no injuries were reported. Both homes are in the same community and detectives are looking at the 13 year old as a possible suspect.