Solve Crime Of Week

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September 22, 1991

Crime Solvers, a volunteer group that assists area police, is askingresidents to help solve the Crime of the Week.

This week, the group is targeting a breaking, entering and theft at the Old Way AntiqueShop in Hampstead.

Police said the store, in the 3800 block of Greenmount Station Road, was broken into around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 10.

Among the items stolen were an RCA videocassette recorder, a Jimmy Durante bottle stop, a1909 St. Louis World's Fair goblet and an oval chrome bank, police said.

Several items in the store also were damaged, including antique photographs, signs and toys, police said.

Police said the suspects entered the store by breaking a window on the west side of the building.

Police said a blue Ford F-150 pickup truck may have been involved in the breaking and entering.

If you have any information about this crime, or believe you may know who is involved, please call Crime Solvers at (800) 562-TIPS. You do not need to give your name,and if your information leads to an arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward.

2 CHARGED IN HOLDUPS

Two men already charged this month in a rash of robberies in Howard County were charged last week with the holdup of a Sykesville pharmacy and an Eldersburg video store.

State police last week charged Nicholas Alexander Vennari of Ellicott City and Kenneth Ray Perkins of Baltimore with the Sept. 6 robbery of the Show Time video store on Liberty Road.

Perkins, 20, and Daniel Mark Berman of Columbia were charged earlier in the week by Sykesville police for the Aug. 23 robbery of McDougal's Pharmacy.

Inboth robberies, only toy guns were used, police said.

According to police, Vennari, 17, and Perkins stole $356 from a video store employee, and Perkins and Berman, 18, stole more than $300 from McDougal's.

Vennari was charged as an adult, police said.

No injuries were reported in either robbery.

Last Tuesday, Howard County police arrested the three after an armed robbery at Ten Oaks Video store in Glenelg, where a clerk reported being held up by a man with a gun, police said.

Berman was being held at the Howard County Detention center without bail. Vennari was being held on $200,000 and Perkins wasbeing held on bond of $255,000, police said.

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Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

Sept. 16

1:42 p.m., Hampstead responded to a shed fire on Gores Mill Road.

Sept. 17

3:36 a.m., Sykesville, Winfield and Gamber responded to a barn fire on Smith's Private Road.

3:32 p.m., Sykesville, Winfield and Gamber responded to an investigation of smokein the area of Smith's Private Road.

7:04 p.m., Hampstead and Arcadia responded to a smoke investigation on Maple Grove Road.

7:13 p.m., Sykesville responded to a tree that had fallen on a house on Manor Lane.

8:16 p.m., Reese responded to a house fire on Ivy Lane.

9:27 p.m., Pleasant Valley, Littlestown and Kingsdale responded tosmoke in an apartment on Littlestown Pike.

Sept. 18

11:19 a.m., Sykesville responded to an emergency water detail on Liberty Road.

11:45 a.m., Hampstead, Manchester, Arcadia, Westminster and Reisterstown responded to a building fire on Hanover Pike.

1:27 p.m., Winfield responded to a tractor fire on Woodbine Road.

3:05 p.m., Pleasant Valley responded to a gas grill on fire on Yorkshire Way.

5:19 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a house fire on Cindy Court.

5:44 p.m., Sykesville, Winfield and Gamber responded to a house struck by lightning on Mark Road.

5:46 p.m., Sykesville responded to an alarm sounding on Hoods Mill Road.

5:47 p.m., Mount Airy responded to wires down on Jacobs Road.

5:49 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a fire alarm on Route 97.

5:50 p.m., Winfield, Gamber and Lisbon responded to a house struck by lightning on Old Washington Road.

5:57p.m., Gamber, Winfield and West Friendship responded to a house struck by lightning on Huckleberry Lane.

6:05 p.m., Gamber, Liberty Road, West Friendship and Sykesville responded to a house struck by lightning on Concord Drive.

6:09 p.m., Sykesville responded to wires on fire on Emerald Lane.

6:16 p.m., Gamber responded to an investigation on Huckleberry Lane.

6:24 p.m., Winfield, Sykesville and Gamber responded to a lightning strike on Linton Road.

6:32 p.m., Pleasant Valley responded to wires on fire on Old Taneytown Road.

6:35 p.m., New Windsor, Union Bridge and Taneytown responded to a housestruck by lightning on Baust Church Road.

6:51 p.m., Westminster,Pleasant Valley responded to a house fire on Old Bachman Valley Road.

6:51 p.m., Westminster responded to wires on fire on West Main Street.

6:54 p.m., Manchester, Lineboro, and Hampstead responded toa house struck by lighting on Ebbvale Road.

7:06 p.m., Lineboro, Manchester and Pleasant Hill responded to a basement fire on Meadow View Drive.

7:15 p.m., Taneytown responded to a tree fire on Keysville-Bruceville Road.

7:16 p.m., Sykesville responded to a pole fire on Old Liberty Road.

7:25 p.m., Lineboro responded to a lightning strike on Meadow View Drive.

7:36 p.m., Taneytown responded to afire alarm on Sells Mill Road.

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