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Howard County Police Arrest 2 In Connection With 4 Daytime Burglaries

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ)– Howard County police have arrested two suspects in connection with four burglaries where the front doors were kicked in.

Police say Joseph Leo Baumgarten, 40, and Dianna Marketti, 30, were charged with the burglaries Friday morning. They add that they may be involved in 10 other burglaries.

Baumgarten and Marketti are charged with two burglaries in Ellicott City and one each in Woodbine and Columbia that took place between Sept. 12 to Sept. 26. Police say they stole jewelry, cash, guns and a video camera from the homes and that neighbors of one of the Ellicott City homes and the Columbia home reported seeing a dark-colored PT Cruiser in the victim’s driveway.

Police say the suspects stole Ravens tickets from an Ellicott City home on Sept. 24 for a game scheduled for three days later. Detectives went to M&T Bank Stadium to that game and interviewed a sports memorabilia shop owner who told them that Marketti had tried to sell him the tickets on Sept. 24. Their investigation revealed that Marketti drove a blue PT Cruiser. They later found the vehicle parked in Baumgarten’s driveway.

Police say both suspects had sold some of the stolen items to pawn shops. They were arrested at a traffic stop overnight.

Baumgarten and Marketti are charged with four counts of first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property.

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