Arrests made in Howard burglary spree

A man and woman have been arrested in connection to a recent string of burglaries in Howard County.

Joseph Leo Baumgarten, 40, of Kenton Road in Pasadena and Dianna Marketti, 30, of Brooks Court in Glen Burnie were each charged Friday morning in connection to four burglaries.

Detectives believe they may have been involved in as many as 10 additional cases.

The string of daylight burglaries span five different Howard County neighborhoods and include the areas of Ellicott City, Columbia, Elkridge, Clarksville and Woodbine.

Officials believe the suspect was knocking at random doors, and making an excuse if someone answers. But if they don't, officials say he just kicked in the door and helped himself to jewelry, electronics and cash.

Investigators say the suspects were arrested through the tracking of Ravens football tickets. Detectives reportedly entered the Ravens game on September 27 and interviewed people utilizing tickets stolen in one of the burglaries. A man in one of the seats reportedly told officers that a woman came into his sports memorabilia shop and sold him the tickets. Her name, he said, was Dianna Marketti.

In a press release issued Friday, officials said a woman matching Marketti's MVA photo is seen in surveillance video at a pawn shop selling stolen goods.

Marketti and Baumgarten are both facing first, third and fourth degree burglary charges in addition to charges of theft and malicious destruction of property.

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