Trail of smokes leads to arrest of three teens

June 20, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

Three Columbia teens were charged with breaking into a Columbia convenience store Tuesday, after Howard County police followed a trail of cigarettes to the home of one youth.

The juveniles -- two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old -- were arrested and released into the custody of their parents, police said.

About 3: 40 a.m. Tuesday, police officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Royal Farm Store in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road in Columbia's Oakland Mills village.

Cigarettes and cigars had been taken, police said.

Police searched the area, questioned a 15-year-old boy near the store and arrested him.

Meanwhile, officers with a police dog followed a trail strewn with stolen goods back to a home on Stevens Forest Road, where they found two other boys and arrested them, police said.

Police log

Owen Brown: 7100 block of Talisman Lane: A 1990 Chevrolet Suburban stolen Monday was found abandoned and stripped of parts Tuesday in Anne Arundel County, police said.

Owen Brown: 8800 block of McGaw Road: An officer responding to a burglar alarm at Columbia Golf Center shortly after midnight yesterday found its front door smashed with a rock. Golf clubs had been stolen, police said.

Pub Date: 6/20/96

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