The man and woman suspected in a string of daytime door kick-in burglaries in Howard County have been arraigned in Circuit Court and are being held without bail.
Joseph Leo Baumgarten, of Pasadena, and Dianna Lynn Marketti, who is listed in court documents at addresses in Dundalk and Glen Burnie, were extradited to Howard County last month after . The two were wanted by the Howard County's Sheriff's office for almost two months after skipping a bail hearing on Nov. 15.
Baumgarten was arraigned in Howard County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to court records. He faces 25 charges in the string of burglaries in late September.
Marketti, 30, also faces 25 charges for her alleged involvement. Court records state she was arraigned on Jan. 24 and is scheduled to appear at a criminal jury trial on May 21.
Baumgarten and Marketti's case drew public criticism on Patch after they were released on the day after they were originally arrested by Howard County Police in October. The two were released on bond despite being charged in four burglaries and suspected in at least 10 others in Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge and Woodbine, according to police.
Baumgarten, 40, is also currently wanted in Baltimore County and Harford County.
Baltimore County issued a warrant for him after he allegedly struck Marketti, kidnapped her, stole her car and then left her in the woods near the Sparrows Point Country Club in Baltimore on Oct. 13, less than two weeks after he was released on bond, according to court records.
In Harford County, Baumgarten is wanted in relation to a burglary on Sept. 21, according to court records.
Marketti was arrested on Christmas day after Springfield, FL, police responded to a verbal altercation between her and Baumgarten, according to Springfield police. During that incident, Baumgarten fled the scene, but he was later picked up by Springfield police on Jan. 3 and was charged with resisting an officer and providing a false name, said police. They were both extradited back to Maryland in January, according to the Howard County Sheriff's office.
The two were arrested by Howard County police on Oct. 4 in Columbia after police indentified them as susupects through stolen Baltimore Ravens tickets and pawn shop surveillance videos.
Even before his alleged involvement in the county burglaries, Baumgarten had an extensive record that included violating probation five times after being convicted of burglary for offenses from 1996, 2002 and 2008, according to the Howard County state’s attorney’s office.
Marketti currently has 15 active traffic cases, most for driving on a suspended license, according to court records.
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