Hanover youth charged with theft, destructionWestminster...

CARROLL COUNTY BRIEFS

April 15, 1994

Hanover youth charged with theft, destruction

Westminster police arrested and charged a 17-year-old Hanover, Pa., youth and are preparing charges against two men from the same city, all accused of cutting the convertible tops of vehicles on parking lots and stealing items inside.

The juvenile was charged with attempted theft and false statement and two counts each of tampering with a motor vehicle and malicious destruction.

Police went to the Kmart parking lot after someone saw a red Jeep driving around the lot about 7:30 p.m., stopping at several cars where one man would get out and look into the vehicle

before moving on to another car.

Officer Nancy Parker received information that a vehicle on the ,, nearby Lowe's parking lot had its top cut and several items were stolen and another vehicle in front of WalMart across the street had its top cut.

In that case, police said, an alarm sounded and the intruders fled. A red Jeep was seen leaving the area, according to police.

Several items believed stolen were found in the Jeep, officials said.

While investigating, police received a call from someone who had been listening to a police scanner and heard of similar incidents on the parking lot of the Hanover Hospital.

Officers from Hanover went to Westminster and linked five cases from their jurisdiction to evidence found in the Jeep, police said.

+!The investigation is continuing.

Residents get a day of free landfill use

Carroll County has designated tomorrowand April 23 as free days for residential customers to use the county's two landfills.

Residents living west of Route 97 can dispose of nonhazardous trash tomorrow and residents living east of Route 97 can have free entry April 23 at either of the two landfills -- Northern and Hoods Mill.

Residents are asked to follow this schedule to relieve heavy traffic at the landfills.

Proof of residency is required.

& Information: 857-2085.

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