Juveniles Charged in Burglary

May also face arson charges, too.

(Edgewood, MD) — Members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office School Policing Unit have arrested four juveniles in connection with a burglary and arson that had occurred on September 14, 2004 in the 500 block Crownwood Court. Dfc Andrew Berryman was called to the Edgewood High School on Tuesday September 14, 2004 at 7:30am for a report of a disorderly student. Upon arrival DFC Berryman made contact with school officials who directed him to the school media center where he encountered Michael Harris, 15, who appeared angry and upset. Harris told DFC Berryman he was upset at another 15-year-old student who was in possession of some stolen property belonging to Michael Harris. Mr. Harris told Berryman his home in the 500 block of Crownwood Court, was broken into on September 4th. Taken from the home was a JV Camcorder, Game Cube, CD’s, games, and hand weights. The home was also set on fire causing Harris and his family to be displaced.

Dfc Berryman identified several suspects and after contact with the juvenile suspects and their parents Berryman was able to recover some of the stolen property. He subsequently charged two 15 year-old teens, a 13 year-old boy and a 12 year-old boy all from Edgewood with burglary, and malicious destruction of property. The two 15 year-old boys attended Joppatowne High School while the 12 and 13 year-old boys attend Magnolia Middle School. Each of the juveniles was released to the custody of their parents. Arson charges are pending a review of the case by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

Press Release

September 16, 2004