Kingsville Man Arrested in Middle River For Harford Crimes

Police believe Joel Lee Knauer is responsible for a number of burglaries in and around Harford County

A Kingsville man was arrested Wednesday in Middle River after police said he committed a series of crimes between Harford and Baltimore counties.

Joel Lee Knauer, 35, of the 7000 block of Mount Vista Road in Kingsville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of first-degree burglary, six counts of lesser burglary charges and five related charges.

Knauer allegedly broke into several homes in Harford and Baltimore counties and "stole copious amounts of money and jewelry," according to a release from Maryland State Police with the Bel Air Barrack.

When troopers tried to take Knauer into custody Wednesday at a Middle River residence, he allegedly tried to run from police, the release states.

Police recovered about 200 pieces of property during the investigation and returned those items to their respective rightful owners.

The investigation was a joint effort between detectives with the Bel Air barrack and Baltimore County Police Department.

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