Police Release Mugshots of Suspected Door Kick-in Burglars

Joseph Baumgarten, 40, and Dianna Marketti, 30, are wanted after failing to appear at a bail hearing.


Howard County Police have released the mugshots of the two suspects wanted in a string of door kick-in burglaries throughout Howard County.

Joseph Leo Baumgarten, of Pasadena, and Dianna Marketti, of Dundalk, were arrested on Oct. 4 after police said they tracked them down through a set of stolen Batlimore Ravens tickets. The two were charged with 25 counts each related to four daytime door kick-in burglaries and suspected in ten other burglaries that occurred in September, according to police.

However, a court commissioner, Oreon W. Pinkston II, on Oct. 5 and both posted it that day. On Nov. 15, the two suspects failed to appear at a bond hearing scheduled to adjust their bail, according to court records.

Shortly after posting bail in October, Baltimore County Police reported that Marketti was assaulted and kidnapped by Baumgarten on Oct. 13. Police reported he also stole her car, a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Howard County Sheriff's Office said neither Marketti nor Baumgarten had been located. Both currently have outstanding warrants out for their arrest, according to court documents.

A spokesperson for the State of Maryland Judiciary, which oversees the court commissioners, said they could not comment on specific cases when asked on Monday about the bail for Baumgarten and Marketti. Howard County court commissioner's office previously declined to comment on the bail in October.

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Polly November 30, 2012 at 11:20 PM
@Colliemom - Bail is not punishment for alleged crimes, it's to secure the perp's attendance at any and all future court proceedings, period. The higher the risk the higher the bail. That being said this bond certainly should have been higher but not no bail.
Lorraine Kelly December 02, 2012 at 12:20 AM
We have been through all of this before. No one has commented on this from Howard County Government. Also, we pleaded with officials to at least release these individuals photos. This is the first time we are seeing the pix. Lots of CYA going on here. I think Ken Ulman should have responded when one of our "commenters" contacted his office when all of this first came to light. Were are the news media now? !
AML December 03, 2012 at 01:19 PM
From what I read before Judge Lenore Gelman was the one who appointed him. Not sure if that is true or not. Andrew Metcalf should know, he is the one reporting this for the Patch.
Dave A. December 03, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Ok. so we hold them in jail with no bail/bond... Can they bstay at your home with an ankle bracelet? there is no room at the Inn in Jessup!
Lorraine Kelly December 04, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Not our problem. Now they are out and about,most likely stealing from others.


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