Joseph Leo Baumgarten of Pasadena, Md.,Dianna Marketti of Glen Burnei, Md., charged with committing 4 burglaries

9:09 PM, Oct 5, 2012   |    comments
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ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WUSA) - Two suspects in a recent series of daytime burglaries have been arrested, according to Howard County Police.

Joseph Leo Baumgarten, 40, of 8435 Kenton Road in Pasadena, and Dianna Marketti, 30, of 415 Brooks Court, Glen Burnie, were charged Friday morning with committing four burglaries in which doors were being kicked in for entry.

Police believe the two may have been involved in as many as 10 additional cases and are continuing to investigate.

Baumgarten and Marketti were charged in a Sept. 12 case, in which a house in Woodbine was burglarized when someone had kicked open the front door. The residents reported that jewelry and multiple guns were stolen.

The two have  also been charged in a Sept. 24 case in Ellicott City, in which the front door was kicked in and Ravens football tickets were stolen. In another instance later that same day, the two are charged with kicking in the front door of a Columbia home and stealing jewelry and cash. A neighbor in the Columbia case reported seeing a dark-colored PT Cruiser in the victim's driveway.

The two suspects also face charges in a Sept. 26 burglary in Ellicott City, another instance in which the front door was kicked in and cash and a video camera were stolen. A neighbor  of the victim reported seeing a dark blue PT Cruiser parked in the victim's driveway.

Police, granted access to the Ravens game on Sept. 27, the date on the stolen tickets, interviewed the people in the seats, one of whom owns a sports memorabilia shop. He reported that a woman had come into his store Sept. 24 to sell the tickets, and had a record of the woman's name, listed as Dianna Marketti.

Police confirmed that Baumgarten had recently sold stolen property to pawn shops. The two suspects face four counts each of 1st-, 3rd-, and 4th-degree burglary; theft; and malicious destruction of property. They may face additional charges as the investigation progresses.

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