7 parked cars vandalized near Centennial ParkSeven cars...

September 24, 1996

7 parked cars vandalized near Centennial Park

Seven cars parked next to Centennial Park in Ellicott City were broken into and items were stolen from them Sunday, Howard County police said.

Five cars parked on Centennial Lane and two parked alongside Clarksville Pike (Route 108) had visible items such as cellular car phones, purses and wallets stolen from them, said Sgt. Steven Keller. All of cars were locked at the time of the thefts and all had windows broken, he said.

Cars are vandalized at the park sporadically, usually on weekends, Keller said.

Police patrol Centennial Park daily at random times, he said, and the frequency with which they drive or bicycle around the park depends on how many other incidents require officers' attention.

On at least one occasion, plainclothes officers were assigned to the park to observe suspicious behavior, but they witnessed no crimes, Keller said.

Police log

Ellicott City: 2700 block of Thornbrook Road: A resident noticed flashlights outside a home about 2 a.m. Saturday and later discovered that someone had popped out a screen door. No entry was made.

Elkridge: 5900 block of Fox Glen Court: Someone cut or pried open a ground-level screen window of a home about 5 p.m. Sunday but did not enter.

Ellicott City: 8300 block of Main St.: A man broke into an antiques business at the Shops at Ellicott Mills Saturday about 1: 30 p.m. and stole the manager's purse. An off-duty Baltimore county police officer captured a man running from the area. John Albert nTC Mouzon, 40, of an unknown address, was charged with breaking and entering and theft.

Ellicott City: 8800 Town and Country Blvd.: A blue Chevy S-10 with Maryland license 16E 776 was stolen between 12: 30 a.m. and 3: 30 a.m. yesterday.

Ellicott City: 2000 Mount Hebron Drive: A Bobcat construction vehicle was stolen from a construction site about 7 a.m. Saturday.

Ellicott City: 3500 Lowlen Court: A maroon Infinity Q45 with Maryland license BWA 298 was stolen between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Saturday.

Pub Date: 9/24/96

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