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.