Marriottsville man charged in theft of checks

May 21, 1999

A Marriottsville man arrested on theft and other charges waived a bail review yesterday and was held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of a $20,000 bond, court records show.

Michael J. Nagel, 21, was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft, forgery and passing five checks that were reported stolen Monday from a van parked at Resurrection Farm, a nonprofit men's shelter in the 3900 block of Arters Mill Road in Westminster.

In charging documents, police accuse Nagel of stealing a briefcase and a checkbook at Resurrection Farm and going to Farmers and Mechanics National Bank in Westminster to cash checks totaling $1,400 on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Police said bank employees noticed signatures on several checks did not match those of the Rev. Brian Cox, director of Resurrection Farm.

Police arrested Nagel on five counts of forgery, four counts of uttering and two counts of theft.


Finksburg: A resident of Pleasant Plains Drive told state police Monday that someone stole a four-wheel-drive all-terrain vehicle, a compact disc player and about 10 compact discs from her home between noon and 4 p.m. that day. The loss was estimated at $2,800.


Westminster: Firefighters responded at 12: 11 p.m. Wednesday to wires on fire in the first block of E. Main St. Units were out 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 11: 50 a.m. Wednesday to wires on fire in the 700 block of Spring Mills School Road. Units were out 22 minutes.

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