Police agencies raid two companies, seize heavy equipment

April 02, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Officers from several police agencies raided two South Baltimore companies yesterday afternoon and seized at least $250,000 worth of heavy-duty equipment that they suspect was stolen from construction sites in the metropolitan area.

The raids at Lowery's Trash Removal & Service Inc. and Authorized Trailer Service, both in the 1700 block of Cherry Hill Road, were carried out by officers from police departments in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel and Howard counties and state troopers.

Armed with search-and-seizure warrants, authorities forcibly entered the premises yesterday afternoon.

Trucks, earth-moving equipment, power tools and generators and several containers of suspected hazardous waste materials were seized, Howard County police said.

Howard police said several employees of both firms were detained, identified and released, pending further investigation of thefts that occurred in the city and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties.

The seized equipment was taken to a warehouse in Howard for identification.

Pub Date: 4/02/96

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