About 30 police officers from the state and Howard and Baltimore counties recovered an estimated $10,000 worth of stolen goods Thursday that were taken in recent area burglaries, a Howard County police spokesman said.
The stolen property -- including a motorcycle, various power tools, stereo equipment and garden supplies -- was recovered from 10 locations in Howard, Baltimore and Carroll counties, said Sgt. Robert Adams.
Police say the property had been stolen in the last several months from many Baltimore-area homes. Locally, the burglaries were committed in Ellicott City and Woodstock, Adams said.
No arrests have been made yet in the investigation, although police say they have targeted several people they expect to arrest in the next two weeks.
A string of approximately 20 recent burglaries fit the same description and detectives in Baltimore and Howard counties began pooling their information two months ago, Adams said.
Police believe several people are responsible for the burglaries, in which no specific items have been targeted by the thieves.
"I wouldn't call them a ring, but the suspects are all familiar with each other," Adams said.
Police say the investigation is continuing.
THREE ARRESTED AFTER PCP RAID
Three people were arrested Thursday and charged with possession of the hallucinogen PCP after county police conducted a drug raid at a home in Savage.
The arrests were made after an investigation by undercover detectives with the county police narcotics division, police said.
Police say the raid was conducted at 12:45 a.m. at a home in the 9000 block of Baltimore St., where detectives found about three ounces of PCP-laced parsley flakes and a small amount of liquid PCP. The drug is commonly ingested after being poured on parsley flakes.
Police estimate the value of the confiscated PCP at $1,200.
Arrested were two residents of the home, Raymond Morris, 28, and Laura Brawn, 23, as well as Jerry Lee McAdoo, 23, of the 9500 block of Park Ave.
in Laurel, police said.
Each has been charged with possession of PCP with intent to distribute, manufacturing a controlled dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
All three suspects have been released from the Howard County Detention Center on bail.
MAN GRABS, ATTACKS SISTERS ON BRIDGE
Two teen-age sisters were attacked by a man Thursday as they were walking on a footbridge over U.S. 29 near the Mall in Columbia, police said.
The victims, ages 13 and 14, were walking across the footbridge at 3:45 p.m. when a man with a bushy beard and a mustache grabbed one of them and indecently touched her, police said.
Police say the girl screamed and the attacker then grabbed the other girl's leg and refused to let go. The girl was eventually able to free herself from the man's grasp and the two sisters ran away.