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Stolen Ravens tickets lead to arrests in Howard County burglaries

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For the last month, burglars have been kicking in the doors of homes in Howard County during the day and stealing whatever they could get their hands on.

Police have announced two arrests in the case. 30-year-old Dianna Marketti, of Glen Burnie, and 40-year-old Joseph Baumgarten, of Pasadena, are each facing burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property charges in connection with four burglaries. Detectives say they are being investigated for a role in up to 10 others.

Rebecca Hudson was at work when she got a call that the side door of her Ellicott City home had been jimmied and her home ransacked.

"It is a violation, and you do feel scared," Hudson says. "I'm just glad I wasn't home."

It's the second time she been robbed in three years. And she wasn't the only one in the neighborhood hit on September 24.

On the very next street, the daylight burglars kicked in the door of another house looking for stuff to steal. They took a pillowcase, cash and two Ravens tickets.

Police showed up at the Ravens game on September 27 and questioned the people who had gotten in with those stolen tickets. As it turns out, one of them owns a memorabilia shop and had purchased them from a woman who came into his store. She left her name - Dianna Marketti.

Besides the stolen Ravens tickets, police say Marketti and Baumgarten were caught on surveillance tape at pawn shops selling items stolen from homes in Columbia, Ellicott City and Clarksville.

"It's definitely taught me that even if you live in a nice neighborhood like I do, you have to make sure your home is secure," Hudson says.

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