Police Release Mugshots of Suspected Door Kick-in Burglars

Dundalk resident Dianna Marketti and Joseph Baumgarten of Pasadena are wanted after failing to appear at a bail hearing.

Howard County Police have released the mugshots of the two suspects wanted in a string of door kick-in burglaries throughout Howard County.

Joseph Leo Baumgarten, of Pasadena, and Dianna Marketti, of Dundalk, were arrested on Oct. 4 after police said they tracked them down through a set of stolen Batlimore Ravens tickets. The two were charged with 25 counts each related to four daytime door kick-in burglaries and suspected in ten other burglaries that occurred in September, according to police.

However, a court commissioner, Oreon W. Pinkston II, on Oct. 5 and both posted it that day. On Nov. 15, the two suspects failed to appear at a bond hearing scheduled to adjust their bail, according to court records.

Shortly after posting bail in October, Baltimore County Police reported that Marketti was assaulted and kidnapped by Baumgarten on Oct. 13. Police reported he also stole her car, a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Howard County Sheriff's Office said neither Marketti nor Baumgarten had been located. Both currently have outstanding warrants out for their arrest, according to court documents.

A spokesperson for the State of Maryland Judiciary, which oversees the court commissioners, said they could not comment on specific cases when asked on Monday about the bail for Baumgarten and Marketti. Howard County court commissioner's office previously declined to comment on the bail in October.

Al Day November 30, 2012 at 07:04 PM
To free these two dangerous thugs is completely lacking in any common sense. Bail or no bail, some type people are just too dangerous to release into general society. When I read stories like this I wonder how we are going to get a handle on this type behavior with court officials like that Pinkston guy. Is there any sanity left? And now you or I may wake up to having these two breaking down our door some night. Great.


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