Jarrettsville Stabbing Deemed Robbery Gone Wrong

While the Monday incident at first appeared to be a home invasion, police now suspect three men were visiting the victims' home then tried to rob them.

One man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after what police now suspect was a robbery gone wrong in Jarrettsville Monday night.

Around 8:40 p.m. Harford County sheriff's deputies were called to the 1700 block of Paddock Court in response to a robbery and stabbing call, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

At first, police believed one man entered the home uninvited, made his way to the basement and was then confronted and stabbed by the residents, according to a release issued by the sheriff's office around midnight.

After further investigation, however, police believe three men were visiting the Paddock Court home when one of them pulled a gun and tried to rob the two residents, according to a Tuesday afternoon release from the sheriff's office.

The five men began to fight and one of the three visitors was stabbed in the stomach during the struggle, police say.

The other two visiting men ran from the home before police arrived. The remaining visitor was detained by the residents, treated by Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company then flown by medevac helicopter to Shock Trauma for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing.

1ke November 28, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I am looking for cause, not "it happened that at the me same time" reasoning. I am not naive about crime, criminals or handguns. Without a permit, I may carry. I am unlikely to be a crime victim, unless it would be a crime against my property, in which case, I have the ultimate weapon: insurance. A couple hundred thousand Joe Citizen hard-asses running around with cannons are a graver threat to me, at least. I need to know the relationship between facts before I adopt a new policy. The courts are currently deciding. Is that OK?
Gil November 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I understand your feeling. I was the victim of an arsonist in 2009 which not only destroyed my home, it also took the life of our wonderful pet dog. Even though there was a strong indication of the culprit involved, fire investigators could not make a case to go forward. I also share your concern when you said, "A couple hundred thousand Joe Citizen hard-asses running around with cannons are a graver threat to me." The problem is currently there are a couple hundred thousand Joe Citizen hard-asses running around with cannons while the law abiding citizenry are unprotected. After my experience with my house being burned I realize law enforcement is overwhelmed and most crime goes unpunished! The bad guys know that as well, so sad.
Gil November 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Back to the subject of this news event in Jarrettsville. I happen to be an employer and see young people coming into the business to apply for a position we have offered. I am appalled at the way these people arrive to gain employment! Unprepared would be an understatement! About 50% of the people coming in and fill out the employment application stop and leave when they get to the question asking if they can pass a drug screening test! The two young lads that are the subject of this news will go down the slippery slide to poverty unless they clean up their act. I really feel for their parents but it is clear to me they are not only allowing the activity to go on they are in fact promoting the drug activity of their sons by providing a roof over they head. If the boys had to work to pay their own way, it may just open their eyes and they could become a real person! Continuation of the lifestyle they apparently have entered in most cases end badly with them becoming a statistic. Wake up Mom & Dad!
Are you kidding? November 29, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Hopefully there will be a update on Saturday because a lot of residents want the boys and the patents held accountable. This will not continue in our neighborhood!
Gil November 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Good luck to all of you still living in that very private and quiet area. This kind of activity is not the norm for that neighborhood and should not be tolerated. Oftentimes problems like this one are not the only problems going on in the household. It is when the problems of an individual become the problems of persons not involved that brings about correction. More times than not that correction was always there but for whatever reason the problem person was not willing to make the change. Pressure from the outside can and does bring about the correction that was needed.


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