State police investigating string of burglaries in North East

NORTH EAST, Md. - Maryland State Police need help in identifying those responsible for a number of nighttime burglaries that have occurred in the North East area of Cecil County.

Police are investigating nine similar burglaries that have occurred since early November in the area. The break-ins have been made through windows or doors and police believe more than one suspect may be involved.

In addition, four of the burglaries have occurred in the Lake Side Trailer Park while five of the burglaries occurred while residents were in their homes sleeping.

No one awoke to confront the suspect or suspects and no one has been injured during the burglaries, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or suspects responsible for these burglaries is urged to contact Maryland State Police criminal investigators at the North East Barrack at 410-996-7800. Callers may remain anonymous.

The burglaries in question took place at the following times and locations:

  • Nov. 4: Between 2 and 9:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Champlain Rd. (Electronic equipment was stolen).
  • Nov. 30: - Between 9 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on Dec. 1 on the 100 block of West Huron Ct. (Nothing was stolen).
  • Dec. 3: Between 7 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. on the 100 block of Forge Ct. (Electronic equipment was stolen).
  • Dec. 7: Between 1 and 4:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of Pulaski Highway. (Personal items and electronic equipment were stolen).
  • Dec. 17:  Between 5 and 5:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Ontario Ct. (Cash and personal items were stolen).
  • Dec. 18: Between 2:30 and 6 a.m.  on the unit block of Creedmore Lane. (Cash was stolen).
  • Dec. 27: At about 12 p.m. on the 100 block of Philipe Lane. (Electronic equipment was stolen).
  • Jan. 12, 2014: At about 2 a.m. on the 200 block of North East Rd. (Personal items were taken).
  • Jan. 26: At about 4 a.m. on the 400 block of Champlain Rd. (Cash was stolen).

State police are urging residents to be certain to lock and secure all doors and windows, especially at night. Other precautionary steps people can take include keeping porch lights on at night and being observant of suspicious people or activity at all times.

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