TWO CHARGED IN THEFT
Two men were arrested late Thursday and charged with breaking and entering and theft in connection with the burglary of an Eldersburg restaurant.
State police said Charles Dale Kinsey, 39, of Glenville Drive in Glen Burnie and Brian Clifton White, 22, of High Point Road in Baltimore were charged.
A silent burglar alarm at Salerno's Restaurant on Liberty Road alerted the United Security Co. of a break-in just before midnight, state police said.
The Westminster barracks was notified, and troopers were sent to the restaurant, where they met the owner of the building, Bruce Reamer.
Police said an investigation revealed that the burglars entered through the pick-up order window.
Reamer told police a cash register tray was missing, along with cash receipts from the store safe.
Police said Reamer told them he saw a brown Chevrolet Camaro occupied by two males near the restaurant before closing. Hesaid they were purchasing sodas from a nearby vending machine.
Shortly after a lookout was broadcast for the car, Tfc. Bradley Brown stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on Route 26 near Ridge Road.
Brown saw two bags in the back seat of the car, which contained $900,police reports said.
Lock-picking tools were found in the pocketsof one of the suspects, police said.
As of late Friday, both suspects were being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $5,000bond.
SHOPLIFTING CHARGES FILED
WESTMINSTER-- Three people were arrested by state police Thursday afternoon and charged with theft of property worth less than $300.
Donald Albert Brittingham, 42, of Delmar, Crystal Brittingham, 32, of Grasonville, and Donald Charles Flaig, 36, of Millersville were charged in the theft of cigarettes and meat from local grocery stores, police said.
Police said they received a call Thursday afternoon at 2:45 p.m. from an employee at the High's Dairy Store on Sullivan Road in Westminster, who reported a shoplifting had just occurred.
Troopers were alerted to be on the lookout for a silver Chevrolet bearing Delaware tags and headed eastbound on Route 140.
Tfc. Christopher Hannon spotted the car on Route 140 near the Carroll/Baltimore County line and pulled it over, police said.
A search of the car revealed two duffel bags in the back seat containing nine cartons of cigarettes and wrapped meats bearing the names of Martin's and Weis food markets, police said.
Police said the meats were valued at $79.45 and the cigarettes $47.37.
The three suspects were being held at the Carroll County Detention Center late Friday on $1,000 bond.
SOLVE CRIME OF WEEK
Crime Solvers, a volunteer group that assists area police, is asking residents to help solve the Crime of the Week.
This week, the group is targeting the destruction of a soccer goal in the Hilltop housing development.
Police said that on Nov. 15, vandals entered a common area at Orchid Street and Gardenia Lane and knocked over the goal.
Damage is estimated at $800, police said.
The destruction is the latest in a series of acts of vandalism at the development.
The Hilltop Homeowners' Association is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the vandals.
If you have any information about this crime, or believe you may know whois involved, please call Crime Solvers at 848-0999.
Callers can remain anonymous.
Please report crime tips to these hot lines:857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.
Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police:
Mathias Court: Damage to window of parked car and items removed Nov. 24. Estimated loss: $150.
Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:
5:24 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm sounding on North Center Street.
8:01 a.m., Westminster responded to an auto fire at Cranberry Mall.
9:28 a.m., Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Reisterstown responded to an apartment fire on Washington Road.
9:46 a.m., Sykesville responded to a fire alarm sounding on Route 97 in Howard County.
2:20 p.m., Sykesville, Gamber and Winfield responded to smoke in a house in Hillcrest Drive.
5:42p.m., Winfield, Mount Airy and Lisbon of Howard County responded to a house fire on Woodbine Road.
5:56 p.m., Pleasant Valley, Taneytown and Westminster responded to a house fire on Arters Mill Road.
6:54 p.m., Taneytown, Union Bridge and Harney responded to a trash fire on Francis Scott Key Highway.
2:16 a.m., Reese and Gamber responded to a chimney fire on Don Avenue.
1:23 p.m., Mount Airy assisted Howard County on a fire alarm call on Hardy Road.
7:38 a.m., Lineboro responded to a fuel spill on Lineboro Road in York County, Pa.
1:18 p.m., Manchester responded to a trash fire on Back Woods Road in Manchester.