Police have arrested a Parkville man in connection with several vehicle break-ins in the Perry Hall area.
On Tuesday, Delegate Christian Miele announced that the officers from the Parkville Precinct had apprehended the culprit.
Precint 8 Commander Stephen Troutman has issued the following statement:
“I just wanted to inform you that I have been tracking and utilizing my resources for a recent uptick in thefts from vehicles (all unlocked) in and around the Seven Courts area [in Perry Hall]. Early this morning, we caught and arrested a local Parkville resident for breaking into several unlocked cars.
“This was assisted by an alert resident who saw him lurking around and called 911. Because of this and the officers patrolling the area, we quickly found him and ID’d his criminal activity. I believe we will clear several thefts because of this. At all of my community meetings I have been urging everyone to please call if they see anything suspicious and to LOCK their car doors (we have him on video trying at least one car door).
“Please remind your residents to lock their doors and to call whenever they see anything they deem out of the ordinary. We would likely have come up with this guy last night but that is no guarantee, the alert citizen, who I will recognize in the future, certainly helped all of us.”