Police Blotter


April 03, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

Theft: A call from a credit card company questioning a $1,100 purchase at the Westminster Office Depot store alerted an Eldersburg woman that someone had taken two credit cards from her purse. The purse had been left in her unlocked green 2000 Honda Civic after she parked at Merritt Athletic Club in the 1300 block of Progress Way about 5:20 a.m. March 25. A purchase also was made at the Eldersburg Exxon station about 5:30 a.m.

Unattended child: A 45-year-old Sykesville woman faces charges for allegedly leaving her 7-year-old daughter unattended in a car at the Carrolltown Center March 24, state police said. After someone called the state police barracks, the girl told a trooper she had been left alone before.

Vandalism: Vandals damaged three mailboxes and a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer along Long Leaf Pine Road March 25 or 26, said Carroll County sheriff's Deputy Bruce VanLeuvan. A mailbox also was reported damaged on Cabbage Spring Road in Mount Airy.


Theft: Charges are pending in an investigation of the reported theft of $36,031.44 worth of cigarettes since May 2004, discovered missing March 20 from the inventory of the Tevco Jiffy Mart in the 3137 block of Baltimore Blvd., according to state police at the Westminster barracks.

Theft: A man who distracted a clerk by dropping four quarters on the floor and came into the attendant's booth as if to help pick them up grabbed an estimated $300 to $400 from the cash drawer and jumped into a waiting green vehicle at 1:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Exxon station in the 3000 block of Route 140.

Auto theft: A boy and a girl, both 15, from Finksburg were stopped by sheriff's Lt. John Shippee at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Bollinger Mill Road at Louisville Road for failing to keep right. The boy was driving a 2000 Jeep reported stolen from a home on Ridge Road near Carrollton Road. Both the boy and girl were charged as juveniles with auto theft and marijuana possession.


Theft: A resident of the 4100 block of Alesia Road reported March 27 the theft from his underwear drawer of a .40-caliber Heckler and Koch pistol, valued at $610, which he said he had cleaned about two weeks before discovering it missing, state police said. About $21 in ammunition also was taken.


Theft: A man flimflammed a clerk at the High's store in the 100 block of Ridgeside Court between 5 and 7 p.m. March 20 after buying a loaf of bread with a $50 bill, according to the state police. The man handed back his $47.11 change and asked for the $50 bill back, which the clerk returned. The man then asked her for a $100 bill, which she did not have, then for five $20s - which the clerk did give him, not realizing she had been scammed until she counted the money at the end of the shift.

Theft, moving violations: Shean William McClary II, 26, of Washington, was charged with multiple counts, including speeding, reckless driving, theft and destruction of property Tuesday after his brown Chrysler Concorde was stopped on Route 70 for allegedly running a radar trap at 65 mph, state police said. Police said he fled east into Howard County and south on Route 29, traveling at more than 100 mph, running red lights and making U-turns across the median into oncoming traffic, until police broke off the chase for safety reasons. The driver allegedly crashed though two fences and drove onto Industrial Parkway, where Montgomery County police set up a roadblock. McClary was arrested at the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program station in a car with stolen license plates, state police at Westminster said.

Assault: A Mount Airy woman reported an assault at 1:30 p.m. March 26 to a state police resident trooper. She said a male acquaintance threw a dumbbell and a vase at her, slapped her, cut her sofa with a buck knife, then threw the dumbbell through her windshield and pointed a handgun in her face. James Gilbert King IV, 28, of the 25000 block of Hickory Ridge Lane, Gaithersburg, was arrested in Damascus about four hours later with assistance from Montgomery County police, who recovered a loaded Glock 9 mm handgun, police said. He was charged in Carroll County with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Theft: A night-shift shelf-stocker at Wal-Mart reported $15 and two credit cards stolen from her purse, which she stored in her locker between 10 p.m. March 22 and the next morning at 7 a.m., but took out while on a break, state police said. The stolen cards were not used.


Attempted identity theft: Carroll County sheriff's Deputy James Kwarciany is investigating a case of attempted identity theft Tuesday when a credit card company told the resident that someone had tried to place a $1,700 mail order.


Theft: A cellular telephone was reported stolen about 11 a.m. March 24 from the front counter of the YMCA in the 1700 block of Sykesville Road, where its owner was working, state police said. The Audiovox 8900 flip phone was valued at $100.

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