Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing 2 Beers From Towson Bar's Cellar

A Pikesville man is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center following the Tuesday incident.

Police arrested a man Tuesday evening, after he was found on the cellar floor of a Towson bar. 

Officers responded to the  in the 500 block of York Road shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday. When the officers arrived, they found a man lying on the floor, according to a police incident summary. According to police, he had entered through an unlocked cellar door and took two bottles of Guinness beer from a storage closet.

Police identified the man as Lewis Franklin Harvey, 53, of the 4700 block of Belle Forte Road in Pikesville. He was charged with theft, second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary and resisting arrest. He is currently being held in the on $50,000 bond, and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Aug. 17, according to online court records.

Harvey has a long list of prior arrests, including disorderly conduct and drug posession convictions in Ocean City dating back to the 1990s, according to court records.

The arrest was first reported by the Towson Times.

Read the update July 23: Police Report: Burglar Didn't Know How He Got to Bar

Bart July 21, 2012 at 11:52 PM
So sorry. That's frightening.
Buck Harmon July 22, 2012 at 02:29 PM
I usually carry a few extra dollars and a smile...personal security begins passively...
D Schmid July 23, 2012 at 01:43 PM
A few extra dollars and a smile - wonderful idea! I'll pass it on to the kind, smiling guy who played the violin on York Road and had his hand broken and $2.12 stolen by one of the panhandling vermin. Instead of giving a few extra dollars, why not give them the name of a shelter where they can get a hot meal and bed? I'll bet that will go over big.
M. Sullivan July 23, 2012 at 02:48 PM
That just perpetuates the problem. The police need to start more foot patrols through this area instead of just sitting in their cars. Downtown Towson is starting to look like downtown Baltimore. Oh wait! I almost forgot, Towson Circle III will fix everything, because it's so much different than Towson Commons!
Janet Metzner July 23, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Here's an update on the Pikesville man arrested in connection with a Towson bar burglary: http://patch.com/A-wtFx


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