Police Blotter


July 24, 2005|By Sheridan Lyons

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


Theft: Someone stole three packs of Marlboro cigarettes, two CDs and two prescription bottles of OxyContin wrapped in masking tape from an unlocked silver 2002 Nissan Pathfinder between 12:30 p.m. July 10 and 8:15 a.m. July 11. The vehicle was parked with its windows down near a home in the 7500 block of Middleburg Road.


Unattended children: A 3-year-old boy, left with his 1-year-old sister in a parked vehicle with the engine running about 11 a.m. July 9, released himself from his car seat and put the black 2003 Ford Excursion into neutral. The SUV crashed into an office suite at the Carroll Square business center in the 1000 block of Liberty Road. The mother, 31, received a citation for leaving a child unattended in a motor vehicle.

Theft: A wallet with $85 and a $50 Victoria's Secret gift card was reported stolen between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. June 23 from a purse in a locker at the Chop House in the 1400 block of Liberty Road.


Theft: Three dealer automobile license tags worth $150 were reported stolen between July 15 and July 19 from Patti O'Malley's car dealership in the 300 block of Baltimore Blvd., according to the Carroll County sheriff's office. The Maryland tag numbers are: 1A83459, 1A89865, and 1A88696.

Vandalism: Six 7-foot downspouts were thrown onto the roof of the Pizza Hut in the 3000 block of Gamber Road, damaging a 10-foot section of gutter, and 12 floodlights were stolen between 12:30 a.m. July 9 and 11 a.m. July 10. The damage was estimated at $500.

Burglary: About $15 was stolen from a purse left in a vehicle in an open garage at a home in the 2400 block of Twin Knolls Circle Drive between 5:30 p.m. July 15 and 9 a.m. July 18, according to Trooper Kenneth L. Cain Jr. A neighbor found two credit cards nearby.

Burglary: Three six-packs of Coors Light and one 24-pack of Bud Light leftover from a wedding reception were stolen from a refrigerator in an unlocked garage in the 2400 block of Twin Knolls Circle Drive, sometime between 8 p.m. July 14 and 6 p.m. July 18.

Hampstead area

Theft: A resident of the 3500 block of Hampstead-Mexico Road reported jewelry and cash missing July 8.


Shoplifting: Two Baltimore men were arrested the Wal-Mart in the 2300 block of Hanover Pike about 10 a.m. July 16 in the attempted theft of a DVD player, a package of work socks, a belt, a pair of sneakers, painter's jeans and work pants, all valued at about $250. State police said that a vial of cocaine, a syringe and rubber tourniquet were found in a car the men used.


Burglary: Two door panels and a window were broken when someone entered a home in the 800 block of Crouse Mill Road between midnight June 30 and 2 p.m. July 10, state police said. A push mower was by the door as if someone were planning to take it, and Bud Light beer cans littered the yard. Later, the owner confronted two young men who drove up the long driveway in a green 2000 Jeep Cherokee. He got the license tag number before they fled.

Mount Airy area

Vandalism: Six mailboxes in the 2300 block of Braddock Road and the 4900 block of Fleming Road were pulled up or torn off their posts between 10:30 a.m. June 24 and 6:30 a.m. June 25, state police said. Some residents found their mailboxes in their driveways or in a field across Fleming Road.

Attempted theft: Someone pried open a Pepsi machine at Ridgeville Gas and Go in the first block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. between 11 p.m. July 11 and 6 a.m. July 12. Police said about $300 damage was caused.

Theft: A woman who bought coffee at the Safeway store in the 400 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. between 6:30 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. July 13 lost her pink leather wallet with a driver's license, Social Security card, $41 and a bank debit card. It had been left in a green 1998 Ford Mustang in the parking lot, state police said. When she called the bank after discovering the loss at 8 a.m., the victim learned that the card already had been used twice.

Sykesville area

Vandalism: Someone knocked holes in the walls and broke windows in a home under construction in the 2800 block of Old Liberty Road between July 18 and 19, according to the sheriff's office. The damage was estimated at $900.

Taneytown area

Theft: A yellow 2004 Panterra 49cc mini dirt bike, with a blue seat and the number 8 on the tank, was stolen from a front yard between 10 p.m. July 12 and 6:30 a.m. July 13 in the 3000 block of E. Mayberry Road. Its estimated value was $450.

Westminster area

Vandalism: The rear window of a tan 1995 Ford Taurus was smashed between 8 p.m. June 21 and 8 a.m. June 22, causing an estimated $952 damage, while it was at the Quality Motor Works repair shop in the 800 block of Washington Road.

Vandalism: Someone caused two dents and an estimated $100 damage to the hood of a blue 1997 Saturn between 8 p.m. June 30 and 8 a.m. July 1, while it was parked near a home in the 2800 block of Rainbow Road, according to state police. The owner said he had heard two bangs like firecrackers about 10 p.m.

Theft: Donald B. Smith Roofing Inc. and Restore-N-More contractors each reported the theft of a Honda generator July 13 from a construction site on West Deep Run Road, according to the sheriff's office.

Burglary: A purse was stolen from a home in the 200 block of Montpelier Court after someone threw a brick through the rear glass door of a deck at 3:50 a.m. July 13, awakening the owner and causing about $500 damage, state police said.


Theft: A blue Blist horizontal log splitter worth $3,000 was stolen from a field behind a home in the 2700 block of Salem Bottom Road, between noon June 27 and noon July 5.

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