Police Blotter


July 31, 2005|By Sheridan Lyons

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


Burglary: Someone broke the lock off a Hogg Construction trailer in the 1700 block of Emory Church Road sometime between 5 p.m. July 15 and 5:30 a.m. July 18, but nothing appeared to have been stolen.


Vandalism: A glass window was broken at the rear of a garage at Outside Unlimited in the 1900 block of Hanover Pike between 6 p.m. July 10 and 5 p.m. July 11, state police said.

Mount Airy area

Vandalism: Someone sprayed the word "yellow" in silver paint on the bed of a 2003 Chevrolet S10 pickup parked at a home in the 6100 block of Yorktown Road. Also, a vulgar phrase was painted on a nearby shed in the 3700 block of Secret Fence Drive between 8:30 p.m. July 10 and 5 a.m. July 11, state police said.

Shoplifting: A 50-year-old Sykesville man was accused of trying to leave the Wal-Mart in the 1300 block of Liberty Road with a box cutter and two DVDs without paying for them about 9:30 a.m. July 12.


Theft: Eleven wooden and ceramic lawn ornaments valued at $265 were reported stolen from the front yard of a home in the 700 block of Deer Park Road between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. July 14, according to state police. Neighbors reported seeing a dark sedan in the driveway.

Sykesville area

Vandalism: Six parked vehicles were damaged by vandals who threw golf balls at them between July 17 and July 18, according to the sheriff's office. Five were in the 6000 and 7000 blocks of Macbeth Way and one was in the 7000 block of Shub Farm Road.

Union Bridge area

Vandalism: Someone damaged a flagpole in the 500 block of Key Heights Road, the sheriff's office reported.

Westminster area

Theft: A cellular telephone and cash, with a total value of $90, were reported stolen July 8 from a Honda Civic parked by the City Playground in the first block of W. George St., city police said.

Theft: A Hampstead resident visiting a home in the first block of James St. said about $100 worth of prescription medicine was stolen from a bag there at 12:54 a.m. July 5, city police said.

Vandalism: Someone threw eggs at three cars, a Honda Civic, a Geo Prizm and a Plymouth Neon at 10:15 p.m. July 8, city police said. The cars were parked at the Burger King in Crossroad Square shopping center.

Theft: A Kohl's employee reported that a $300 mixer had been stolen at 10:27 a.m. July 12, city police said.

Vandalism: Someone sprayed paint on several vehicles parked at the Chenoweth Service Center, according to a report July 9, city police said.

Theft: A $50 cellular telephone was taken July 13 from a Dodge Dakota truck parked in the 100 block of Longwell Ave., city police said.

Theft: About $20 was reported stolen from a wallet at Great Clips in Cranberry Square about 6 p.m. July 19, according to city police.

Vandalism: Someone punctured the tires of three vehicles in the first block of George St., causing about $285 damage. The damage to the vehicles, a Kia Sportage, a Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Toyota RAV4, was reported at 5 a.m. July 19 to city police.

Vandalism: At 9:40 a.m., a resident of the 100 block of E. Green St. reported that someone had scratched the hood and front quarter panel of his Chevrolet Cavalier, which was parked at the rear of his residence. Damage was estimated at $500.

Theft: A resident of the first block of Carroll View Ave. reported two mountain bikes stolen from the backyard of his home at 5:30 p.m. July 15, according to city police.

Break-in: A resident of the 800 block of Medina Circle told city police at 10:30 p.m. July 14 that someone had entered her home, but nothing appeared to be missing or damaged.

Burglary: DVDs valued at $210 were reported stolen at 10:43 p.m. July 14, after someone entered a home in the 500 block of Whispering Meadows Drive, city police said.

Vandalism: An employee of the Henry H. Lewis Corp. of Owings Mills reported a broken right-side window on one of its Bobcat machines at 6:54 a.m. July 13 while it was parked at McDaniel College. Damage was estimated at $400, city police said.

Shoplifting: A pressure washer valued at $79 was reported stolen from the Big Lots store in the 140 Village shopping center about 2:30 p.m. July 16, city police said.

Theft: A dealer's auto tag was reported stolen July 14 from the Heritage automobile dealership in the 500 block of Baltimore Blvd., according to city police.

Vandalism: Several residents of the 800 block of Uniontown Road reported their mailboxes knocked over about 6:30 a.m. July 15.

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