Police: Burglar Caught Stealing Copper, Aluminum Piping
Baltimore County police arrested Terrance Kelty Morrison, 39, of Bowie, at the scene of a burglary.
A Bowie man was arrested and charged after police say they found him stealing copper and aluminum piping from a Lochearn home.
At 2:36 p.m., Morrison "defeated the lock box on the front door" to get into the home in the 3600 block of Oak Ave., according to a police report.
He then used the key inside the box to open the door, police said in the release.
"Once inside, he used power tools to destroy the floor and ceiling to gain access to piping," according to the report. "He took the piping but was stopped by police at the scene."
The home is owned by Five Brothers Mortgage Services & Security of Warren, MI, the report states.
He was charged with first- and third-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree burglary, one count of fourth-degree burglary with tools, theft less than $1,000 and malicious destruction of property with a value of $500, the records state.
Morrison's preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Baltimore County District Court, 120 E. Chesapeake Ave., Towson.