Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

April 10, 2005

Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Carroll County.

Mount Airy

Vandalism: A mailbox in the 2500 block of Vance Drive was smashed about 3 a.m. March 26. The owner, who said her neighborhood has had similar problems in the past, reported having seen vehicles driving through yards.

New Windsor

Theft: An IBM T-30 Think Pad computer valued at $2,500 was reported stolen between 8 p.m. March 30 and 6 a.m. March 31 from Carroll County Foods in the 1300 block of Avondale Road. A Richmond, Va., man employed by Performance Food Group of Richmond said he left his leather briefcase and the company's computer on a desk in the sales office, and returned to find only the computer cord, still plugged in.

Sykesville

Theft: A CD player and other items were stolen from a Sykesville man's car while it was parked at Armiger Automotive Inc. in the 5400 block of Klees Mill Road between 7 p.m. March 31 and 7:30 a.m. April 1. The business owner discovered the crime when he saw the front bumper of the 1995 Honda Civic lying on the ground. A jack was under car, lug nuts were off one tire, the hood was up and wires were hanging from the front console. Also missing were the gear-shift knob, the ignition coil and the inner cooler, which would have taken about half an hour to remove and would only fit another Civic.

Taneytown

Theft: A resident of the 3400 block of Harney Road discovered that two chain saws and other equipment missing from his garage March 28 - two days after his wife had told him the door was open and he locked it without checking. The stolen items were valued at $1,310.

Westminster

Theft: Someone broke the driver's-side window of a blue 2003 Ford Expedition and stole a purse from the floor while the vehicle was parked at the YMCA in the 1700 block of Sykesville Road between 8:55 a.m. and 10 a.m. March 24. The purse contained a cellular telephone, sunglasses, and a leather wallet containing $30, a Kohl's credit card and several other store cards. A man reportedly used the Kohl's card in Westminster later that day.

Theft: A doctor's employee reported the theft of her purse, with a wallet containing $54 and identification. The purse was taken from behind an office door at the Main Street Exchange between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1. The employee's Visa card was used that day to charge $348.13 at the Target store in Westminster.

Vehicle theft: A Manchester resident reported the theft of a vehicle from the parking lot at TownMall of Westminster at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The car was valued at $6,000.

Vehicle theft: An employee of Heritage Honda reported the theft of a vehicle from the lot at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The loss was placed at $25,115.

Damage: A resident of Geneva Drive reported at 8:46 p.m. March 30 that the rear window of a vehicle was damaged while parked on East Main Street. No damage estimate was available.

Vehicle theft: A vehicle was stolen from a residence on Westmoreland Street and reported to city police at 4 p.m. April 2. The car was valued at $4,500.

Mail destroyed: Items from a mailbox on Stacey Lee Drive were reported destroyed March 24.

Vandalism: About $17,000 worth of damage was done to a vehicle in Cassell Close at 7:52 a.m. April 3.

Disorderly conduct: Two disorderly patrons at Applebee's restaurant in Westminster were arrested at 10:30 p.m. Monday. A 53-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah, man and a 47-year-old Tucson, Ariz., man were charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Tag theft: A Glenville, Pa., resident reported the theft of license tags from a vehicle while it was parked at Wal-Mart about 3 p.m. April 3.

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