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Ellicott City Man Awaiting Trial Arrested for Additional Burglaries

The 28-year-old is accused of breaking into four homes, one on the day after Christmas.

Howard County police have arrested an Ellicott City man in connection with a string of December burglaries.

Kenneth William Vollmerhausen, 28, is also awaiting a trial for two April Howard County burglaries, and pleaded guilty in Carroll County Court in early December to a first-degree burglary there.

Howard County Police arrested Vollmerhausen in connection with a burglary on Dec. 21, when a woman returned to her home on the 2600 block of Melba Road in Ellicott City to find a GMC truck in her driveway. According to police, a man holding her jewelry confronted the woman as she approached her home.

The man threw the jewelry at her, police said, and he got in the truck, driving into her fence as he drove away.

During the investigation, police they said they identified Vollmerhausen’s vehicle as a 1991 light blue GMC Sierra truck and found evidence connecting him to at least three additional burglaries:

  • On Dec. 26, police say a resident returned home to the 7300 block of Kindler Road in Columbia to find watches and jewelry had been stolen.
  • On Dec. 27, police say someone forced open the basement door to a home on the 8800 block of Old Frederick Road. Nothing was reported stolen.  
  • And less than two weeks earlier, on Dec. 17, police say someone entered a home on the same block of Old Frederick Road through an unlocked back door and stole jewelry.

Police also said they found burglary tools in the front seat of Vollmerhausen’s vehicle. He was arrested and is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center. 

Vollmerhausen faces four counts of first-degree burglary, four counts of third-degree burglary, four counts of fourth-degree burglary, three counts of theft, three counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of possession of burglary tools.

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Justin case December 31, 2012 at 04:13 PM
If he pleaded guilty in Carroll county earlier in December, why was this criminal still on the streets. Someone didn't do their high & mighty job correctly
anon December 31, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Hold on - when is he going to be let out on bail? Following past precedent, $5000 sounds like the right amount.
Justin case January 01, 2013 at 12:14 AM
$5000??? Really? People get that for public urination. Half million sounds way better. Dig a hole under the jail & throw him in
Robert Rey January 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Chop off his hands like they do in other country's. You will see people like this less often.
Liz G. January 03, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Can we at least keep this one in jail until his trial?

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