A new 18-foot by 25-foot American flag was raised Friday to replace one stolen in November from a flagpole at the W & W Tire and Auto Service in Finksburg.
Joe Emery, company service manager, said the $850 nylon flag was placed on the 60-foot pole with the aid of the ladder truck from Glyndon Volunteer Fire Co. from Baltimore County.
Mr. Emery said the stolen flag, which was illuminated and flown 24 hours a day, was attached to the pole about 10 feet above the ground.
The new one will be attached higher to help prevent another theft, Mr. Emery said.
* Westminster: A resident of Reisterstown reported to city police someone broke the rear window of her auto while it was parked on a lot near Main Street and Railroad Avenue on Monday and stole items. She estimated the damage and loss at $300.
An employee of a construction company reported to city police a truckload of aluminum foundation panels was stolen from a site on Rider Court between Dec. 28 and Dec. 29.
The panels, used in the construction of poured concrete foundations, were valued at $18,000.
A resident of Monroe Street told city police someone entered her home and stole jewelry Dec. 28. She estimated the loss at $1,045. Police have no suspects.
An employee of Monopoly Pizza on Pennsylvania Avenue reported to city police someone broke into the business Dec. 28 and stole merchandise valued at $43.35.
* Reese: Reese and Westminster responded to a chimney fire in the 1800 block of Reese Manor Drive at 8:26 p.m. Monday. Units were out 47 minutes.
Reese investigated the odor of smoke in a building in the 2100
block of Bethel Road at 9:28 p.m. Friday. Units were out 18 minutes.