Police Blotter


August 07, 2005

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


Vandalism: Someone pulled up 16 pine trees from the front yard of a home in the 6500 block of Kali Drive between 10:30 p.m. July 24 and 9 a.m. July 25. The damage was estimated at $417.

Theft: Someone charged about $1,000 in purchases July 18 using two credit cards belonging to an Eldersburg resident.


Theft: A license plate, 400M60, was reported stolen between 7 p.m. Aug. 2 and 8 a.m. Aug. 3 from a home in the 1900 block of Victory Hills Way.

Mount Airy

Theft: A Sony digital camera and a Sony digital camcorder valued at $1,100 were reported stolen from an unlocked gold 2003 Honda Odyssey, parked at a home in the 500 block of Bridlewreath Way between 5 p.m. July 17 and 5 p.m. July 26, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.

Theft: A tin mailbox with a red flag was stolen from its wooden post in a yard in the 2500 block of Vance Drive between 8 p.m. July 26 and 11 a.m. July 27, state police said. The mailbox had been knocked over July 25.

Sykesville area

Vandalism: Someone with a pellet gun shot out a sodium light and a digital circuit box at the Carroll County Bureau of Utilities' sewage treatment plant in the 6000 block of Snowden Run Road between 11 a.m. June 4 and 11 a.m. July 28, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. Damage was estimated at $1,100.

Union Bridge

Identity theft: Someone used the Social Security number of a resident of the 200 block of E. Elger St. to obtain credit cards.

Westminster area

Burglary: About 60 used radiators valued at $3,600 were reported stolen from a storage building at Petry's Junk Yard Inc. in the 800 block of Gorsuch Road between 5 p.m. July 27 and 7 a.m. July 28.

Attempted theft: A resident of the 3100 block of Eckerd Road told state police that he saw three teenage boys attempting to load his $225 concrete bear lawn ornament onto a black vehicle about 5 p.m. July 30. The figure's right paw was broken.

Thefts: Change, CDs, a wallet, a man's gold bracelet and a bottle of OxyContin in a purse were among the items reported stolen from six unlocked vehicles parked in the 100 and 200 blocks of Sullivan Road between 10 p.m. July 26 and 5 a.m. July 27.


Arrest: After a citizen's report of a possible drunken driver on Route 140 near Reese Road on Wednesday morning, sheriff's Deputies Kent Martin and Jeffrey Miller pursued a driver who would not stop into the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Westminster. A store manager then came out and identified the suspect as a man who had previously shoplifted five CDs. The man was arrested about 8:30 a.m.

Vandalism: A resident of the 100 block of Pennsylvania Ave. reported tires punctured on his Scion at 7:40 p.m. July 30. The damage was estimated at $550.

Vandalism: The driver's side window was reported shattered and an unknown substance sprayed on a Honda Prelude in the 100 block of Schaffer Ave. at 2 a.m. July 25, causing about $250 damage. A Buick minivan in the area also had been sprayed.

Theft: A Yamaha Zuma motor scooter valued at $610 was reported stolen from the backyard of a residence in the 100 block of W. Green St. at 6 a.m. July 28.

Theft: A Littlestown, Pa., woman told city police at 2 p.m. July 29 that someone had stolen the license plates from a Pontiac Sunfire while it was parked in the first block of W. Main St.

Vandalism: A resident of the first block of Fannies Meadow Court told city police at 4:22 a.m. July 30 that two windows had been broken in the home, causing an estimated $600 damage.

Theft: A Jayco pop-up trailer valued at $1,000 was reported stolen July 30 from a parking lot at the rear of a residence in the 600 block of Johahn Drive, city police said.

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