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Cops Nab Burglary Suspect in Arnold

Lawn equipment and tools were stolen from the homes.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested in the theft of tools from a home undergoing renovation. A home next door also was hit.

Based on information provided by victims and witnesses, Anne Arundel County police arrested Michael Joseph Conti, 49, of the 800 block of Chestnut Tree Drive.

Officers responded Thursday to a burglary report at a home in the 1100 block of Hampton Road in Arnold. A home under renovation and an adjacent home had been burglarized, according to a police statement. Tools and lawn equipment had been taken from the homes.

Victims and witnesses helped authorities to identify Conti as the suspect, police said. Several pieces of stolen property were located and returned to owners.

"The investigation revealed that the suspect took the property the previous night and stored it at a relative's home nearby," police said.

Conti was arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and trespassing.

Mandi lowman June 09, 2012 at 05:14 AM
LaRue, get your facts straight before you post things. Honestly you have NO idea....
LaRue June 09, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Facts? Is an arrest and being caught red-handed enough facts. HONESTLY...look at at his arrest record, and his house! Your just as naive...
Naptownbll June 09, 2012 at 12:22 PM
The front yard of this guy looks like he's been real busy gathering up other peoples stuff. Hope the cops find the rightful owners for it. What a disgrace to the community to have a house with a front yard like that. Where's the fines for running an illegal junk yard???
mjwith5 June 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM
The family has requested help and NO one will help them. He needs help and it's sad it had to come to this but the family is both saddened and relieved. No I knew this guy all my life and i'm sure If it was you're family you wouldn't want people talking trash about them... He has a very nice family and it's hard enough on them, then to have to read this. It's sad
Joe June 22, 2012 at 01:40 PM
what kind of help are they seeking?

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