Police charged a Catonsville man with burglary on Nov. 8 after he was seen removing copper downspouts from St. Marks Church at 30 Melvin Ave., according to a report.
At around 11:10 p.m., a suspect was observed removing copper downspouts from the sides of St. Marks and collecting them in a pile in the parking lot, the police report said.
The witness called police, who located and detained the suspect nearby, according to the report. The witness gave a positive ID of the suspect, the report said.
Thomas Anthony Haigler, 40, of the 100 block of Egges Ln., was charged with grand theft and fourth-degree burglary, according to police.
The Nov. 8 incident is the third time copper rain gutters and drainpipes were stolen from St. Marks in a month. Sometime between Oct. 12-15, two 30-foot sections of drain pipes were taken from St. Marks School. A 25-foot section of copper downspout was taken from the church sometime between Oct. 26-29.
A booking photo of Haigler was not available due to the weekend and Veteran's Day holiday.