The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is urging Kingsville residents to secure their homes and report any suspicious activity following a string of burglaries in the area.
The burglaries occurred between March 28 and April 1, according to agency spokeswoman Monica Worrell. The incidents include four break-ins on the 2900 block of Valley Brook Court, two break-ins on the 2800 and 2900 block of Brockway Place, one on the 1700 block of Old Joppa Road, one on the 2900 block of Brockton Lane, and one on the 2700 block of Jerusalem Road, all in Kingsville. An additional burglary was reported on the 2700 block of Old Jerusalem Road in Joppa.
The same suspect or suspects may be behind several incidents in Baltimore County, and Worrell said Sheriff’s Office investigators are working with counterparts in that jurisdiction. Additional patrols, including bike patrols, will be conducted in the affected area.
Worrell added that the spate of burglaries may be linked to warmer weather, and said the agency is urging residents to remember to lock the doors and windows of their homes. Citizens are also asked to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
The following message was sent to the affected area on March 29:
Good afternoon. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that there have been numerous break-ins and attempted break-ins in the Joppa and Kingsville area. Residents are reminded to lock all doors and windows as well as lock all vehicles. Please remember to call the 911 Center to report suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Thank you and be safe.
Another message was sent to the same areas on Tuesday:
Hello, this is a message from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit. We regularly visit neighborhoods as part of a dedicated effort to deliver crime prevention awareness and address any community safety concerns. The Mobile Crime Prevention Outreach Office is scheduled to be in your area on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5 to 8 pm. Look for the red and blue flashing lights at the Mountain Christian Church located at 1824 Mountain Road near Jerusalem Road. Deputies will be on hand to provide a variety of crime prevention information on topics such as Neighborhood Watch, Crime Reports, Project Child Safe, in addition to discussing home and personal safety tips. Deputies and County Officials will also be accepting used/unwanted prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to be properly destroyed. Again, please visit our deputies on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 beginning at 5 pm at Mountain Christian Church, Mountain Road near Jerusalem Road. We look forward to seeing you then.