From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
Detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division have arrested two men in connection to 12 commercial burglaries and one attempted burglary, that occurred throughout the County between July 21 and August 16, 2019.
As a result of a series of commercial burglaries, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office placed an increased focus on checking local businesses, particularly snowball stands and crab shacks, the primary target of the suspects. Through investigation, detectives were able to determine all incidents were connected and involved the same two suspects and suspect vehicle. Additionally, detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, the Special Investigations Division, and deputies assigned to patrol spent numerous investigative hours attempting to locate and identify suspects connected to the burglaries.
On August 16, 2019, deputies responded to the Blue Crab House in the 3500 block of Ady Road in Street for the report of a commercial burglary alarm. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the burglary, but the suspects had already fled the area. A short time later, deputies were able to locate a suspect vehicle and execute a traffic stop. At the time of the traffic stop, three individuals were in the vehicle. They are identified as Jessica Marie Rudacille, 30, Jonathon Greer, 26, and Matthew Aaron White, 30.
All three were arrested. Rudacille was charged with conspiracy to commit 2nd degree burglary and released on her own recognizance by a District Court Commissioner. Greer and White were charged with numerous counts of 2nd and 4th degree burglary, malicious destruction of property, theft less than $100, theft $100 to less than $1,500 and theft $1,500 to less than $25,000. They are currently being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bail.
All burglaries occurred in the overnight hours between July 21 and August 16. The 13 burglaries were:
July 21 – Dublin Snowball Stand, 1500 block of Whiteford Road in Whiteford
July 21 – Provider Seafood, 2400 block of Whiteford Road in Whiteford
July 21 – Ice Hole Snowballs, 2400 block of Whiteford Road in Whiteford
July 22 – Blue Crab House, 3500 block of Ady Road in Street
July 23 – Richard’s Seafood, 2200 block of Churchville Road in Bel Air
July 24 – Winter’s Run Inn, 1900 block of Philadelphia Road in Joppa
July 24 – Brooms Bloom Diary, 1700 block of S. Fountain Green Road in Bel Air
July 31 – Fast Eddie’s Pit Beef, 2800 block of Bel Air Road in Fallston
July 31 – Mr. Ed’s Crabs, 3000 block of Churchville Road in Churchville
August 2 – Provider Seafood, 2400 block of Whiteford Road in Whiteford
August 2 – Wargo’s Restaurant, 300 block of E Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill (attempted burglary)
August 2 – Subway, 1100 block Baldwin Mill Road in Jarrettsville
August 16 – Blue Crab House, 3500 block of Ady Road in Jarrettsville.
Following the arrest of the suspects, Sheriff Gahler remarked “For several weeks, these suspects have preyed on small local businesses in our community. I am proud of our detectives and deputies, as well as our allied law enforcement partners, who worked tirelessly to locate and arrest the suspects responsible for these incidents.”
The investigation into all 13 incidents remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 410-879-7929. Those who wish to remain anonymous may report their information through the methods listed below. Click here now and read more about criminal defense.
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True Harford Republican says
PO PO says
Looks like the ex HCSO Deputy will have jail cell company to join him after his trial.
Fred Rush says
Great job Harford County Sheriffs !
Harford County Citizen says
Typical Keystone cops of HAHA county. 13 burglaries and not a peep till the perps are caught. If I owned one of the places hit I’d be talking to a lawyer. This could have ended way worse and thank god someone got an alarm to catch these criminals on heir second attempt cause clearly HCSO had no clue after 12 successful heist.
I agree with your assessment. 12 successful heists and it sounds like they only happened by the vehicle otherwise this group would still be at it…..
Steve (a different one) says
I hear the HCSO is hiring. It would be great if you take your vast expertise in law enforcement and apply for a job at the HCSO. I will sleep easier knowing you are on the job.
Got to love it…..Make an observation and then suddenly wise asses suggest you should be a cop. No how about the COPS stop being incompetent. Citizens should stop making excuses for their incompetence. Now I understand my observation isn’t licking the boots of the cops and standing up for the Thin Blue Line. Sorry that reality and truth bother you.
The HCSO Deputies are bufoons who can barely find their way out of the barracks never mind actually solving real crime. My two cents for whatever that is worth.
Just the facts says
He certainly couldn’t do worse, these 3 criminals take up multiple pages on MJCS. The Sheriffs department knows them well and only because they are a slight bit dumber they got caught. The sheriffs office just posted pictures of criminals they are looking for since June. There is a concerted effort to keep the criminal activity in this county out of the news.
Who do you believe is behind this “concerted effort to keep the criminal activity in this county out of the news”?
One thing for sure – the Dagger, which is fixated with crime and mug shots, is not part of that effort.
Gee Bob who would benefit from keeping bad news out of the news…..
I understand ‘generally’ who would benefit. Assuming there are any, I am interested in the specific groups /organizations, political or otherwise that are part of a “concerted’ effort.
Forever Amber says
Good job, HSCO. Thank you.
Amazing how the keyboard cowboys believe crimes are solved. These were businesses not occupied homes and all of the crimes took place late at night. Assuming that only half of these business had alarm systems because most of them are just very small businesses. If order to catch them “red-handed” a police officer would have to be in the exact location of one of these incidents as they were occurring.
How long do you believe these criminals were physically in each establishment? I would guess less than 5 minutes. If an alarm was tripped during a burglary, a call would need to be made from the alarm company to the owners of the business for a coarse of action response . At 3am I would bet than several attempts were made to the owners. After 5-10 minutes of trying to get a response from the business owners and with the acquired authorization to send a police response to the establishment, the police can then be dispatched. If the police are 10 minutes away, the response time is now somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-30 minutes. By this time, the criminals are long gone. In a case like this when multiples businesses are hit, it is kept out of the news because police are likely staking out similar businesses and allowing the criminals to get comfortable committing these crimes. If forensics comes up with additional evidence or a camera catches some video of the crime that helps build a case for the charging of multiple crimes.
Why do you think that if you witness drug transactions nothing is being done? Many times these dealers are under surveillance so that a case can be built for a much larger case of evidence. I know of open air drug markets that have been going on for two years before they are taken down. It is not that the police are dumb or lazy, they know that a small case leads to small charges and small penalties are handed down for these crimes.
Do be so quick to judge the actions of law enforcement. I doubt many of you would have the courage to be out protecting the good guys from the bad guys nor the courage to run at danger instead of running from it. Law enforcement is the ONLY thing between you and criminal out to do harm to you. They cannot be there 24/7 but they are out there and they deserve your respect and not your constant criticism. Law enforcement is a small part of the criminal system, their job is to protect and serve. The penalties for the criminals are the responsibility of the court system yet I never hear anyone complaining that murderers only serve an average of 7 years in Maryland.
You have a firm grip on something… too bad it isn’t reality.
Yeah, I know, it would be best if he had a firm grip on your throat…The problem with his comments are that the issues he’s complaining about are due to police officers fighting a declared war against the people they are sworn to serve which no amount of enforcement is ever going to stop the people from doing drugs and law enforcement doesn’t stand between the criminals and the public, it reacts to the criminals after a crime has occurred. Reality is a strange thing especially when one denies the reality that is staring them right in the face.
So, “LOL,” can you counter any of Davidson’s points with facts, or ideas?
Yes that is not how alarm companies work, it’s not even remotely close. Waiting to dispatch the police until after they get the ok from the business owner? LOL that’s some real comedy there.
Then implying the Sheriff is letting crimes happen while they build a case? Dear God make it stop my sides hurt.
I’m guessing you chose the name minion for a good reason.
Well, actually that is exactly how commercial alarm companies work! An alarm goes to the company who calls a representative for the business to verify if it is an actual alarm and not (as it is almost all of the time ) a false alarm caused by an employee error. This is to save the cops from repeatedly and wastefully responding to a place of business where the overnight cleaning crew, or an unsecured door, or some other non-burglary thing sets off the alarm in error.
Sounds like you have experience in robbing snow ball stands….LOL…..Truth of the matter is the HCSO are some of the most ill trained incompetent buffoons you will ever meet. They are so focused on so much nonsense that preventing crime is a second thought for them. When they do solve crime its because they got lucky. The truth hurts, but that is reality.
and the truth is that those in Harford County whom have had experience in robbing snow ball stands were executed when they ran from the stand. Yet in the rest of the country, the cops won’t even execute you if you go into Walmart and commit mass murder. Gotta love Harford County, the county that hates its citizens and murders for snow ball crimes.
Mike Callahan says
Can Donald Trump save Mother Earth and win re-election?
Does the Pope shit in the woods?
Surprise surprise…Mike-bot posted profanity and another “Orange man bad” video that has nothing to do with the article or Harford County. It took a while this time.
And yet you have never made a post about the topic either….. Perhaps you should consider a name change maybe “Not too bright” might work for you…..
Mike Callahan says
President Trumps idea of dealing with climate change is to nuke hurricanes
He wants to destroy Earth in order to save it?
Anyone who actually believes Trump was serious about nuking a hurricane is a true dipshit that has no concept of sarcasm or jokes. If you think Trump is serious about half the crap that comes out of his mouth then you’re a moron. I am convinced the Democratic Party is insane. People like Mike Callahan are prime examples of why the Democratic Party should be retired and the American educational system should be removed from the control of the Democratic Party. The Democrats are nurturing idiots because they need more idiots to guarantee votes. Period. End of discussion and Mike Callahan is a complete fool.
Mike Callahan says
Mike Callahan says
Major campaign financier (Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone, Inc) of Trump and McConnell is also a major force behind Amazon deforestation !!!
Miss Print says
What The Dagger Comment section needs is a thumbs down option….
It used to have one, back when Cindy Mumby was a contributor, and there were articles about non-crime related goings on in Harford County. Back then, there would be more than one new article a week. In fact, sometimes there were multiple articles in the same day!
Careful there misprint, minion will start posting about how you are off topic…..
Mike Callahan says
Aberdeen Police to introduce Body Cams to Police Force!
Why isn’t Harford County Sheriffs Dept using Body-Cams?
What is Sheriff Gahler afraid of?
What is Sheriff Gahler trying to hide?
Police behavior and conduct needs to be transparent!
Mike Callahan says
The Republican Aegis/ Baltimore Sun reported the details of the new Aberdeen Police body-cam policy. Pay attentio Sheriff Jeff Gahler!!!
Once again making Mike look dumb says
Mikie, Did you read the article? If so you would have answered your own question, but that won’t help with your lies or hate. Looks like Sheriff Gahler is once again at the front of the crowd, being the first agency to have a pilot program and a operational program. Here is the end of the article just for you you special little hater –
While Aberdeen will become the first agency to have all of its patrol officers wearing cameras, it is not the only one in Harford County to use them.
After a pilot program, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office has launched a partial body camera program, with 20 cameras for 10 deputies, according to spokeswoman Cristie Hopkins.
“The Sheriff is currently working on the agency’s FY2021 Capital Budget Funding Request to the County Executive that will again include full implementation of a Body Camera Program for consideration and funding,” Hopkins wrote in an email.
Daddy Knows Best says
Ouch! Another Democrat gets sparked!
Mikie only only trolls the headlines. They are written in nice big letters for him. Makes him look dumb, but…never mind. Shows him to be dumb.
Mike Callahan says
Gahler is not at the front of the crowd on a body-cam policy.
He has 10 deputies with body cams in a pilot program not an operational program.
Aberdeen leads the Harford blue bloods with a fully operation program after Labor Day. Gahler is not budgeted for a full operational program
. Gahler has delayed the program by not requesting a budget for a full operation. Maybe he’ll have the money in the 2020.budget.
Gahler blames his delay tactics on lack of clear legislative directives. The legislature two years ago clearly directed police to go to body cameras
Gahler was originally against the body-cams because he thought it was a waste of money policy to entrap police misconduct. Gahler likes to bury or overlook police misconduct
Truth Be Told says
Gahler is a POS…..Why is his department not on body cams? What do they have to hide?
Mike Callahan says
The legislative commission recommendations on body-cams was in late 2015
. Its now 2019 and the budget request for funding a Harford County full body-cam operation is requested now in the 2021 budget. Gahler has delayed scrutiny of police misbehavior and misconduct in Harford Countys police force.
Fake News Mikie hard at work. You missed all the articles last year where the Sheriff sought funding after their pilot program. Gahler was more than a year in front of the rest of the field. Maybe you should send part of your paycheck up to help fund the program since the county won’t. That is assuming you have a job and not just the allowance your mom gives you for keeping the basement clean.
Mike Callahan says
Gahler always has an excuse for delaying body-cams.
First he opposed it as a waste of money in poor Harford County
. Or he opposed it because ACLU supported the program.
Then he blamed the Legislature for not giving him enough direction .
Now he blames the County Council for not funding the program..
Blaming others for mismanagement of setting up a body-cam program is just a sign of incompetence ‘
Gahler has done everything he can to delay or /postpone body-cams.
The program wont be fully budgeted until 2021 because of Gahler
Aberdeen Police Departmnts program will be in full operation Labor Day week.
No excuses. No delays. No political malarkey !..
@ MAGA – Holy CRAP! Mom is supposed to give me an allowance for keeping the basement clean? She owes me big!
@ Mike Callahan – Body cams are not something that Law Enforcement wants because they break the law and violate the Constitution so much that if all their interactions with the public were recorded completely then everyone would believe what I’ve been telling all of you from the start. They are literally government employed traitors and acted in total violation of their oaths in order to enforce the Code of treason enacted by the Democratic Party of this country and our state. There is no denying this. There is no defense for their actions. The entire Maryland Judicial Department is a instrument of treason and that’s why during the last local election of politicians in your county we saw some Dagger commenters saying “Tis the season for treason” and other crap like that. There is only one penalty for Article 3 Section 3 violations in my eyes and it involves blood letting.
Sheri Blossom says
Tell me please why when you view the >2min video about this on YouTube, you must first watch a 2min ad from the Democratic party, bashing Trump. APD needs to stay out of politics! Keep in mind, that not only does he highly respect police, he also DEMANDS the rest of the country to do the same. #trump2020