An 18-year-old from Littlestown, Pa., suspected of being one of three men involved in a series of burglaries in Carroll and Baltimore counties, was charged with nine counts of breaking and entering and related offenses yesterday.
Robert Carter Shore III was arrested at the Comfort Inn last week by Westminster police and charged with possession of drugs and with a burglary at Harry's Lunch on West Main Street.
State police filed the additional charges against Mr. Shore. The charges cover three Carroll County burglaries between Feb. 18 and Feb. 23 in which property valued at $22,790 was taken.
In one of the break-ins, a 1989 Pontiac Grand Am was stolen from a Hughes Shop Road house Feb. 22. The car was allegedly used in at least two Baltimore County burglaries Feb. 25 and chased by police from Hampstead to Westminster that day.
Charles E. Shoop, 22, of the 7300 block of Washington Blvd., identified as the driver, was arrested minutes after the car was abandoned near Cranberry Mall, police said.
Police are also searching for an 18-year-old Westminster man believed to have been the third occupant of the car.
Police said they searched the third person's home and recovered property stolen in area burglaries.
Investigators said Mr. Shore was charged with the burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property in break-ins on Hughes Shop Road, in the 1900 block of Carrollton Road and the 2300 block of Utz Road.
He was taken from the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday to Baltimore County, where addition
al charges were expected.
* Westminster: A resident of Park Avenue reported that someone broke into his house Monday and stole property valued at $2,100.
An employee of Leggett Department Store in Cranberry Mall reported that someone stole items valued at $327 Monday.
A resident of West Main Street told city police that someone broke a window of his automobile Sunday. He estimated the damage at $300.
A window of a house on New Windsor Road was broken by someone passing by Sunday, the owner told police. Damage was about $75.
A Baltimore resident who parked his vehicle at Cranberry Mall on Saturday reported that someone broke into it and stole items valued at $710.
A Ward Avenue resident reported that someone broke two windows in the door of his house Friday. He estimated the damage at $100.