GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WUSA9) - Two men were caught trying to steal ground wires from a Baltimore, Gas and Electric substation in Glen Burnie, say Anne Arundel County Police.
The burglary happened on Wednesday night at the substation on Overhill Road in Glen Burnie, say police. An alarm went off and police responded to the scene at 7:39 p.m.
Once they arrived, officers saw a gray Mustang without its headlights leaving while a passenger was attempting to get into the car. The officers stopped the car, identified the driver and passenger and detained the pair, according to police.
Officers later discovered part of the substation's fence was cut open and there were fresh footprints and drag marks leading from inside the fence towards the road, say police. They say a tool was also used for cutting wire.
Officers later determined that the driver and passenger were responsible for the burglary. Police believe they were attempting to steal $3,000 worth of portable ground wires.
Police say 33-year-old Charles R. Mullan and 39-year-old Lawrence G. Yinger, Jr., both of Baltimore, were charged with Fourth Degree Burglary, Felony Theft over $1,000, Malicious Destruction to Property. Mullan was also charged with possession of burglary tools.