Silver Run tire theft halted when neighboring store owner steps in

December 24, 1992|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Staff Writer

A would-be tire thief was caught inside a Silver Run shop Tuesday night by a man who operates a business next door, state police reported yesterday.

Police arrested William Matthew Todd, 24, and charged him with breaking and entering, theft and destruction of property at Corky's Tire Service, in the 4000 block of Littlestown Pike, shortly after the 11:44 p.m. break-in.

Mr. Todd, of the 7200 block of Woodbine Road in Woodbine, was held overnight in the Carroll County Detention Center, and released yesterday on $2,000 bail.

Mark S. Dedmon, owner of The Rusty Frame body shop next to the tire shop, told state police he was driving to his business when he saw a van backed up to the door of Corky's and noticed that the door lock on the tire store had been broken.

Mr. Dedmon went into his shop, activated an alarm, then entered the tire company, where he held a man until police arrived.

State police said they recovered heavy-duty bolt cutters at the scene that they believe were used to break into Corky's.

Police said someone was attempting to steal four truck tires.

Corky Stull, the owner of the tire shop, said yesterday that the incident was the first attempted burglary he had encountered in eight years.

The four truck tires were stacked inside the front door, ready to be taken away, he said.

Mr. Stull also said two heavy duty locks had to be cut to get into the building.

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