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NEWS RELEASE

HOWARD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE


OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

For release: Nov. 13, 2009 Contact: Sherry Llewellyn, 410-313-2236

Suspect wanted for series of commercial


burglaries
Police offering reward

Howard County police are asking the public’s help in finding a man
wanted for a series of commercial burglaries that occurred earlier
this month at 16 area businesses. Police have a warrant for the arrest
of Nakym Jon Sheffield, 31, of 2318 Brooke Drive in Suitland.

Police believe Sheffield is responsible for commercial burglaries in


Columbia and Maple Lawn on Nov. 5 and 6. In all of the cases, the
suspect forced entry into multiple offices in large office buildings
and stole laptops, small electronics credit cards and cash. The suspect
then used stolen credit credits to purchase televisions, small Nakym Jon Sheffield
electronics, clothing and gift cards from nearby retail stores.

Police were led to Sheffield after a security guard at one of the office buildings heard an alarm and began to
pursue a suspect on foot. The suspect left his vehicle in a garage at the business, which led police to identify
Sheffield. Based on other witness statements and evidence, police applied for charges against Sheffield.

He faces 16 counts each of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and fourth-degree burglary; three
counts of malicious destruction of property; 12 counts of theft; and four counts related to stealing and using
stolen credit cards.

He is described as a black male, 5 feet and 8 inches tall, 150 pounds with short, cropped black hair. Sheffield
is also wanted in several other jurisdictions for burglary, forgery and failure to appear. Additionally, he is
being sought by the U.S. Marshals for a parole violation.

The arrest will close the following Howard County commercial burglary cases.
10200 block of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia. Victims: Kincade LLC, building owner; Lennar
Realty
10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway. Victims: General Grown Properties, building owner; AIPT;
Charles Fuller, attorney at law; Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of American; Educators
Financial Group; Impaq International; Impulse Monitoring; Judith C. Todes, attorney at law;
Real Property Research Group; U.S. Dream Academy
8100 block of Maple Lawn Boulevard in Scaggsville. Victims: Greenebaum and Rose Associates
Inc., building owner; 7 Delta; Sageview Advisory Group; Telos Corporation; Zenyon Inc.

Anyone with information about Sheffield’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 410-313-3200. A reward of
$500 is being offered for information leading to his apprehension. The public is urged to be cautious around
Sheffield, who may be armed.
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