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Burglar rousted from rummaging through vehicle attacked victim with hammer

Kenneth Passwaters sough in hammer attack July 21, 2017, Maryland State Police Princess Anne

PRINCESS ANNE, MD. – Maryland State Police reported that on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 5:30 a.m. the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barracks received a 911 call from a victim advising that at approximately 5 am he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass.  The complainant advised he looked outside to see a subject he identified as Kenneth Joseph Passwaters breaking the window on his vehicle and rummaging through the glove box.  According to the complainant, he then confronted Passwaters at which time Passwaters proceeded to strike him in the head with a hammer causing minor superficial injuries.  A search of the area was conducted by police with unsuccessful attempts to locate Passwaters.

Passwaters, of 33741 Flood Street, Frankford, Del., is currently wanted for several outstanding warrants for burglary in Worcester County, in addition to the charges arising from this incident which includes robbery, Assault 1st/2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment, theft, MDOP, Rogue/ Vagabond.

Anyone with information in regard to Passwaters’ location is asked to contact the Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack at 443-235-3700 or by dialing 911.

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