Arrest Made in First Degree Assault

[November 20, 2012, Bel Air, MD] — As the result of information received from the community and a patrol deputy familiar with the Thomas Run neighborhood, sheriff's detectives had a 24 year old neighborhood male, Sean Michael Certeza of the 1800 block of Oxford Square picked up for questioning on the evening of 11/18/2012. During questioning by detectives Certeza confessed to attempting to break into the Bishop's home on Glendale Lane on the morning of November 18th and assaulting Mr. Bishop. A search warrant was obtained for Certeza's home on Oxford Square where additional items were recovered to link Certeza to the crime.

Certeza was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Burglary 1st degree, assault 1st degree and Firearm use in a violent Crime. He is being held at the Harford County Detention Center on $300,000 bond awaiting a bond review hearing in District Court.

News Release

November 20, 2012


  • Capt. Keith Warner