DUNDALK – Baltimore County Police say a Dundalk man has been charged in connection with multiple burglaries that occurred in the North Point Village neighborhood of Dundalk.
The suspect, identified by police as 22 year old James Lee Fox faces 53 charges that include first degree burglary, theft & destruction of property.
Police say he is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $150,000 bail.
Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Scrap Metals Team are said to have identified a trend in the North Point Village neighborhood in which copper piping or wiring was taken during multiple burglaries of homes
Police say Fox was identified as a suspect when metal he had scrapped matched what was taken from a home in the 7900 Blk of Saint Gregory Dr. Fox did not have a license to scrap metal in Maryland.
On April 21st, police served a search & seizure warrant on Fox’s Saint Clair Ln home. He was present & taken into custody. They recovered tools that included a copper pipe cutter.
The detectives involved with the case discovered that the method used in the Saint Gregory Dr. burglary matched up with the method used in other nearby burglaries. Below is a quote from the Police Department referring to those specific incidents.
- 7800 block of Saint Claire Lane 21222 between February 13 and 14
- 7900 block of Saint Claire Lane 21222 between February 21 and March 2
- 7900 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between March 19 and 20
- 7900 block of Saint Monica Drive 21222 between March 21 and 30
- 7900 block of Saint Bridget Lane 21222 between March 20 and 23
- 7900 block of Saint Bridget lane 21222 on April 1
- 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 6 and 9
- 7800 block of Saint Fabian Lane 21222 between April 10 and 16
- 7800 block of Saint Fabian Lane 21222 between April 16 and 17
- 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 18 and 20
- 7800 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 19 and 20
- 7900 block of Saint Gregory Drive 21222 between April 19 and 20
Police say their investigation indicated that Fox sold scrap metal within a day of all the burglaries, dating back as far as February. A source tells us that in at least 1 burglary, Fox covered a window of a vacant dwelling with cardboard so no one would notice the lights on inside. In many of the burglaries, windows were damaged to get into the dwelling.