Painter faces charges of burglary
QUEENSTOWN — An arrest warrant has been issued for a painter suspected of stealing more than $6,000 worth of musical instruments and electronics.
Paul Derdul of Carmichael Road told police he returned home about 2:56 p.m. he discovered his house had been broken into. He said a Dell laptop, a printer and a Scott Tchau violin and bow, a Yamaha acoustic guitar, a Kentucky wooden mandolin, a couple of music tuners and a camcorder were missing.
Derdul didn’t have any suspects in mind, but he mentioned a painting company had done some exterior work the previous week. Deputies contacted the painting firm and identified the painter as James Gibson Hubbard, 48, of Baltimore. Company officials said Hubbard had been fired.
Detectives located the missing items at a pawn shop in Baltimore; all items except for the printer were recovered, police said.
Pawn records showed Hubbard sold the items to the shop on the same day as the burglary, police said.
Hubbard also is wanted on charges of stealing tools from the painting company, according to police.