Results of investigation into County Sherriff Office’s role in tenant burglary due soon
Source: Switching Places
It is fairly usual for the County Sheriff’s Office to await a decision from the State’s Attorney. However, typically, the Sheriff’s Office is not the focal point of the decision.
But, in this case, the places have been switched.
You may recall the blog I posted about the tenant eviction/burglary that took place adjacent to the Sea Horse Inn. The issue involves Mr. Jon Vontran and a County Deputy Sheriff, Sergeant Weiss #1058, who entered the apartment of a woman with the goal of evicting her prior to her court scheduled eviction date.
Sources inside the Baltimore County States Attorney’s Office said that the Baltimore City State’s Attorney may be close to wrapping up the investigation of that incident. It appears that the matter was referred to the City SA to have an independent source look at the case.
Apparently, Sergeant Weiss said in the police report that he received the fraudulent eviction paperwork from the Sheriff’’s Office. The paperwork, it seems, was a copy that was not signed by a judge.
The victim in the incident left work after receiving a phone call verifying that she was not at home. The victim arrived at her apartment to find Mr. Vontran and Sergeant Weiss inside her apartment gathering her belongings and putting them into the street.
The victim then contacted the police, who arrived on the scene and became suspicious of the turn of events. The responding officers contacted the Constable’s office in Towson, which handles evictions. Two Constables arrived at the scene and determined that the paperwork was invalid.
Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office does not handle evictions; that agency handles foreclosures. Baltimore County Constables handle evictions.
Mr. Vontran, put the victim’s belongings back into the apartment.
Based on the police investigation, Mr. Vontran was charged and served with a summons for 4th Degree Burglary, which is a misdemeanor. No word on any action taken against Sergeant Weiss.
I would assume the City’s investigation into this matter involves who gave Sergeant Weiss the faulty paperwork, and if any charges or sanctions are warranted in this matter. That is where Sheriff Jay Fisher comes in, because the buck stops with him.
Stay tuned for the results of the City’s investigation. You’ll know when I know, folks.