Police Blotter


July 03, 2005|By Sheridan Lyons

Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from local and state police and sheriff's reports in Carroll County.


Burglary: Someone broke the front door of New Win Long sushi bar in the 1900 block of Liberty Road and took about $50 from the cash register between 11 p.m. June 21 and 3:40 a.m. June 22. A newspaper deliveryman saw the broken glass, said State Trooper Charles C. Rankin of the Westminster barracks. There was about $300 damage to the door of the restaurant in the Country Village Plaza. Rolls of change totaling about $300 were left in a money bag under the counter.

Vandalism: The rear window of a tan 1998 Oldsmobile minivan was broken at about 9:30 p.m. June 22 while it was outside a home in the 6000 block of Monroe Ave., according to state police at the Westminster barracks. Damage was estimated at $500. Witnesses reported seeing a yellow car and hearing a pop like a BB gun.


Theft: A driveshaft valued at $500 was stolen from a customer's silver-colored 1997 Ford F250 truck, parked in a lot behind Crouse Ford in the 1600 block of N. Main St., between 5 p.m. June 22 and 9:40 a.m. June 23, state police said.


Thefts: Someone stole a beige golf cart parked next to the barn at the Horse-Net horse rescue farm in the 2500 block of Marston Road between midnight and 7:50 a.m. June 18, according to State Trooper Guy R. Brauning of the Westminster barracks. The battery-powered Club Car cart, valued at $1,500, had a homemade bed of pressurized lumber, and several pieces of the lumber were found on the side of Bowersox Road, about two miles north of Marston Road.

Mount Airy

Theft: The chrome front bumper was stolen from a burgundy 2001 Ford F-350 truck between 5 p.m. June 22 and 3 p.m. June 23, while it was awaiting service at Century Ford in the 300 block of Century Drive, according to State Trooper Daniel C. Pickett. The bumper, which has a 3-inch vertical dent, was valued at $1,000.

Theft: The tailgate, four tires and wheels valued at $950 were stolen from a white 1996 Chevrolet K-3500 pickup truck parked in the driveway of a home in the 7200 block of Glenridge Drive, between 9 p.m. June 22 and 7:30 a.m. June 23, according to Sgt. Palmer B. Grotte of the state police.

Shoplifting: The Blockbuster Video store in the 500 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. reported that someone took eight DVDs between June 24 and Monday, valued at $176, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office. The movies were six copies of Coach Carter and two copies of Hostage.


Vandalism: Someone apparently shot a BB gun at a 1994 Ford Taurus station wagon parked in the 6000 block of Woodbine Road, according to the sheriff's office.

Westminster area

Theft: A GE gas stove and a GE dishwasher were stolen from the back porch of a home in the 3900 block of Littlestown Pike between 5:30 p.m. June 19 and 9:30 a.m. June 20, according to state Trooper Craig S. Williams. The appliances, valued at $900, had been placed outside while the home was being repaired from fire damage.


Theft: Six koi were reported stolen from a pond at a home in the 200 block of Glenbrook Drive, according to Westminster city police. The missing fish, valued at $150, were reported stolen at 8:26 a.m. June 24.

Vandalism: An employee of WTTR radio on WTTR Lane discovered the glass broken in the front door at 6:23 p.m. Monday, city police said. The damage was estimated at $125.

Theft: A wallet containing $120 was reported stolen from a Chevrolet Cavalier parked at the Crossroads Square shopping center at 3:17 a.m. June 26, city police said.

Thefts: A $62 plastic trash can was reported stolen at 10:52 a.m. June 23 from the parking lot at an office in the first block of South Center St., city police said. Another trash can valued at $100 was reported stolen from Dean Cameron Associates in the 100 block of E. Main St. at about 1 a.m. Monday, city police said.

Vandalism: A McDaniel College student told city police at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday that all four tires on a Ford Escort had been punctured while the car was parked on campus. The loss was estimated at $250.

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