Suspected Door Kick-in Burglars Held Without Bond

The two suspects in a string of door kick-in burglaries were arrested in Florida, after skipping a bail hearing in November.


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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Brook Hubbard February 08, 2013 at 08:06 PM
You mean they actually learned their lesson for once?
Lorraine Kelly February 08, 2013 at 09:50 PM
This follow up story would have been more complete if the many "concerns" the public expressed regarding the ridiculously low bail, were addressed. The questions still remain, who was responsible for the low bail? Was this individual(s) held accountable? Why do these concerns continue to be ignored? How much did it cost to extradite these criminals back to Howard County? What corrective action has been put in place to prevent this from happening again? Is/are the person(s) responsible for this extremely serious mistake, related to the County Executive?
Greg Davidson February 09, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Since nothing else has worked to prevent them from their life of crime, why not chop off their hands so they can't steal, and pluck out her eyeballs so she can't drive? Obviously, the above isn't the answer, but our current system of justice isn't working. Criminals commit crimes because it is easy-picking for them most of time, with little or no consequence. I think we should make the punishment for crime so harsh, so repugnant, so unbearable to pay for that people would think twice, or three times or more, before committing the act (s). Don't mean to offend anyone, just my opinion in short form.


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