Two arrested in connection to Easton residential burglary

1280 Richardson Lanzi

EASTON, Md. – Two people are facing theft and burglary charges following an incident late last week.

We’re told deputies were called to the 30900 block of Kingston Road shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday for a reported residential burglary that had just taken place. Deputies were given suspect information and a suspect vehicle description, and a responding deputy observed a vehicle matching the description, being driven by an individual matching the suspect description. The vehicle, a blue colored Chevy Cruze, was stopped on Ocean Gateway near Airport Road.

The driver was identified as 55-year-old Melvin Richardson of Port Deposit, MD, and the passenger was identified as 60-year-old Marie Lanzi of Perryville, MD. A records check revealed that Richardson was currently wanted in two jurisdictions for burglary, and had a suspended license.

The victim was interviewed and told police that he saw Richardson exit his mother’s bedroom carrying a jewelry box belonging to his mother. The victim did not know Richardson and he did not have permission to be in the residence.

A search of the vehicle revealed the stolen jewelry box, and both Richardson and Lanzi were placed under arrest and charged with burglary and theft. Richardson was ordered held without bond, while Lanzi was originally held without bond and released on Friday on a $30,000 unsecured bond.

Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriffs were notified of Richardson’s arrest related to the two outstanding arrest warrants.

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