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Details on arrests of burglary-spree suspects

Baltimore County Police have released the names of the three men they are charging in several burglaries in Towson and throughout Baltimore County.

Police said they noticed a trend of residential burglaries beginning in October that targeted larger homes in the Franklin, Pikesville, Towson and Cockeysville Precinct areas. In the majority of cases, between 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the suspects would force their way into the house, ransack the residence, and steal valuables. Evidence showed that the incidents ranged from one to three suspects committing these burglaries.

Around 6:30 p.m. on January 26, police received a call for a burglary in the 14100-block of Blenheim Road, 21131. Officers from the Cockeysville Precinct observed a possible suspect, a green Ford Explorer with North Carolina registration plates. Numerous assisting units, including aviation, assisted in following the vehicle. The sole occupant inside the car stopped and attempted to run from the officers. Police were able to chase down and detain the suspect.

Officers found evidence indicating the man was involved in the series of burglaries. He has been identified as Demar Anthony Brown, 33, of the 700-block of Hudson Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27105. Brown has been charged with 20 counts of first degree burglary and is being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections and has been denied bail.

During the response to the Blenheim Road burglary, officers say they found another burglary that had occurred at the unit-block of Blenmont Court, 21131. After an extensive search, two suspects were located in a nearby wooded area and taken into custody. Those suspects have been identified as Kamar Oliver Beckles, 32, of the 1800-block of Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666 and Jashon Clarence Fields, 33, of the 1000-block of Lake Regency Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30349. Both have been charged with 20 counts of first degree burglary and being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections without bail.

Police say they have recovered evidence connecting Brown, Beckles, and Fields to a total of 20 burglaries.

“Our patrol, investigative, and support units did incredible work in identifying and apprehending these individuals responsible for the burglaries,” Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan said in a statement. “We aim to preserve public safety in Baltimore County and to assist those who have been victimized.”

Related: Thieves targeting large homes, and the latest Towson crime report

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So what is their Baltimore connection?