Three charged in theft spree in Finksburg

Police recover roomful of items reported stolen

October 24, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Three Finksburg residents were charged yesterday in dozens of thefts from houses, lawns, vehicles and sheds within a one-mile area in the past six weeks, said Maryland State Police in Westminster.

Randy Allen Rumble, 19; Angela Nicole Culotta, 18; and a 17-year-old male juvenile, all of the 2500 block of Baltimore Blvd. in Finksburg, were arrested early yesterday on at least 100 charges apiece, ranging from first-degree burglary and felony theft to misdemeanor theft, police said.

Police with a search warrant for a house trailer in a trailer park in the 2500 block of Baltimore Blvd. (Route 140) found a roomful of items reported stolen since early last month from 30 places in the Finksburg area, authorities said. Recovered items include cash, credit cards, cellular telephones, cameras, stereo equipment, power tools, lawn equipment, compact disc players and discs, keys and identification.

A homeowner whose chainsaw was stolen traced the item and gave the information to police, helping authorities solve the case, said Lt. Terry L. Katz, barracks commander.

Authorities "are still sorting property. There is a roomful of property they recovered," Katz said.

Investigators are arranging to return the property.

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