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April 10, 1994

Troopers seize $32,000, car during traffic stop

Troopers from the John F. Kennedy barracks on Interstate 95 seized more than $32,000 and a 1990 Ford Thunderbird after stopping a speeding car headed north between Route 543 and Stepney Road on March 30.

The driver, 27, from Washington, D.C., gave his consent for troopers to search the vehicle for drugs and weapons.

During the search, troopers discovered that when the electric seat switches were activated, two secret compartments in side panels behind the rear seat opened. In the compartments, troopers said they found $32,410 and two boxes of fabric softener.

The driver, who said he knew nothing about the money, was issued a speeding ticket, a police spokesman said.

Fabric softener is sometimes used by drug runners to disguise the smell of narcotics from dogs trained to sniff out illegal drugs, the spokesman said.

Group offers reward for arrest in break-in

Harford County Crime Solvers, a group of concerned citizens, is offering a reward up to $1,000 for the arrest and indictment of someone responsible for breaking in through the basement door of a Joppa residence in the 800 block of Philadelphia Road on March 24 between 9:20 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The thief forced a door to the upstairs and stole $1,300, a gold Seiko watch and 25 credit cards, police said.

The items were valued at $2,850, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Crime Solvers hot line at (410) 877-STOP. Callers do not need to give their names or appear in court.

Man steals bottle of gin from grocery

A Havre de Grace man told police that a man entered a grocery store in the 600 block of N. Stokes St., grabbed a bottle of gin and --ed out at 8:15 p.m. March 23.

A clerk at P&H Groceries said the gin was worth $7.50. Stereo equipment takenduring house break-in

A resident of the 100 block of Remington Court told Havre de Grace police that someone broke in and stole stereo equipment between noon and 7:30 p.m. March 23.

The resident said the items included speakers, a speaker box, pyramid crossover, tape player and amplifier, and were worth about $900.


* 400 block of Crisfield Drive: Someone stole a car phone from a vehicle parked outside a residence March 23. The loss was valued at $650.


* 1200 block of Vermont Road: Someone broke a window in a vehicle parked outside a residence and stole a radar detector March 24. The damage and loss were estimated at $250.


* 700 block of Sequoia Drive: Someone stole a 1986 Honda four-wheeler from residential property March 22. The loss was valued at $2,520.


* 1600 block of Wileywood Court: Someone stole a tape deck and coins from a vehicle parked outside a residence March 24. The loss was valued at $202.


* 3400 block of Clayton Road: Someone stole a gas grill from outside a residence March 22. The loss was valued at $400.

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