Police Blotter


August 28, 2005|By Sheridan Lyons

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


Burglary: Musical equipment, a television and three VCRs were reported stolen between July 17 and 21 from a locked storage trailer on the parking lot at the Carroll Community Church in the 1700 block of Emory Road in Reisterstown, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. Among the missing items, valued at $1,960, were an electronic drum set, four microphones and cords, a sound board and two large speakers. About $300 in damage to the trailer also was reported.

Hampstead area

Burglary: Someone entered a vacant home in the 1000 block of Highfield Drive sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 21, according to state police. A metal safe in the basement was moved, but nothing appeared to have been stolen.

Vandalism: A mailbox in the 2200 block of Albert Rill Road was damaged when someone apparently threw a glass bottle at it between 10 p.m. July 20 and 10 a.m. July 21, state police said.

Mount Airy

Theft: Mirrors and a toolbox were reported stolen between Aug. 19 and 22 from a vehicle at the Mount Airy Park & Ride on Route 27 at Twin Arch Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. The items were valued at $800.

Vandalism: The rear window was smashed on a 1999 Hyundai parked in the 4300 block of Maple Place between Aug. 9 and 10, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Vandalism: A motorist on Route 27 at West Watersville Road had the windshield of his 2000 Volkswagen shattered with a rock, causing $300 damage, about 11 a.m. Aug. 16, according to the Sheriff's Office. Deputy W. Gunnar Burdt located a 14-year-old boy who was charged as a juvenile with delinquency.

Sykesville area

Automobile theft: Someone reached into a key drop at the Freedom Automotive lot in the 6700 block Sykesville Road and stole three vehicles brought in for repairs, some time between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. July 24, according to Trooper Kenneth L. Cain Jr. of the Westminster barracks. An estimated $5,000 damage each was reported to a green 1997 Toyota Corolla, a white 1996 Chrysler Town and Country van, and a tan 1999 Saturn SL. Two of the stolen vehicles were located after someone called the barracks to report the sound of spinning tires and a crash, and people yelling in the parking lot at Friendship Valley Elementary School on Gist Drive near Westminster, where a dark-red vehicle also was seen. The van had run into a house on Old Westminster Road, where the damaged Toyota also was found.

Theft: A black Tony Hawk CD case, three Nextel cellular telephone chargers, an Alpine CD player, a Nikon Coolpix 2200 digital camera and dozens of CDs, all valued at $1,375, were reported stolen between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. July 24 from four unlocked vehicles in a driveway on Gina Court, state police said.

Identity theft: A 59-year-old Sykesville man applied for a Citibank loan online Aug. 2 and learned there was a flag on his credit report for an unpaid debt to DirectTV service, which he never had, state police said. The service was listed as being provided to a Philadelphia address. Police in that city were notified.

Theft: A black JVC DVD player in a black carrying case, valued at $170, was stolen between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 3 from a blue 2005 Honda Odyssey at Wal-Mart in the 1300 block of Liberty Road, state police said. The victim, who had borrowed the player, said she might have left the sliding door open.

Westminster area

Accident: A 61-year-old Hanover, Pa., man was attempting to start a vintage biplane at the Carroll County Regional Airport about 10 a.m. Aug. 18 when he slipped and became caught in the tail, then was dragged about 40 feet until the plane crashed into a fence, state police said. The man was treated for a gash on his leg and released from the Carroll Hospital Center.

Burglary: Someone entered through the unlocked back door of a home in the 1200 block of Canterbury Drive between July 13 and 19 and used a pack of chlorine tablets to burn a swimming pool liner, stuck a knife in a kitchen countertop, and broke other pool items, causing about $750 in damage, according to state police.

Theft: A purse containing cash and credit cards was reported stolen about 7 a.m. July 20 from an unlocked white 2002 Nissan Sentra parked at a home in the first block of Bond St., according to state police.

Theft: A $60 Bose compact disc player was reported stolen Monday from a vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Coon Club Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Vandalism: Someone broke the driver's window of a yellow 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS at the emergency room parking lot of Carroll Hospital Center, in the 200 block of Memorial Ave., between 11 p.m. July 21 and 1 a.m. July 22, state police said.

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