Hopkins Student Helps Catch Suspected Burglar

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When Christina Warner looked up, the man ducked down.

She was with sorority sisters and police on a Citizens on Patrol safety walk Tuesday night on Guilford Avenue. He was on the roof of a rowhouse in Charles Village. She thought it seemed suspicious.

The 21-year-old Johns Hopkins University senior told a Baltimore officer, who called in squad cars and a helicopter with a spotlight, and the man was quickly arrested three stories above the street.

Warner's quick thinking helped police arrest a man they had been looking for since September on suspicion that he'd broken into a house in Charles Village occupied by Hopkins women's lacrosse players. The man has a string of convictions dating back three decades and had been released from prison two months ago.

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