Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

September 11, 2005|By Sheridan Lyons

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

Eldersburg

Assault and robbery: A resident walking a dog in the 1200 block of Liberty Road at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 6 told the Carroll County sheriff's department that a man approached and asked the whereabouts of a man named Jimmy, then produced a stun gun and shocked him twice, taking about $600. The assailant reportedly was driving a dark blue Buick Regal with Maryland registration.

Theft: Cigars, videotapes, tooth whitener, Zantac and other medication, with a total value of $65 were stolen by a man at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 from the Rite Aid pharmacy in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd., according to state police. The thief fled in a blue 1997 Geo Metro with rear-end damage and a license plate covered by a piece of cardboard. A witness got the tag number when the driver removed the cardboard. The tag was registered to a Columbia woman, according to Trooper Eric D. Workman.

Burglary: A PlayStation 2 console and controllers, and a Nintendo GameCube, were stolen from an apartment in the 6300 block of Barnett Ave. after someone broke a side window between 8 p.m. July 15 and 12:50 a.m. July 16, according to state police.

Finksburg

Vandalism: Someone relocated markers and flags after trespassing at the Francis Scott Key Golf Course in the 1900 block of River Downs Road, sometime overnight from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, according to the sheriff's department.

Frizzellburg

Theft: A resident of the 2100 block of Old Taneytown Road reported unauthorized credit card purchases of an undetermined amount between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, according to the sheriff's department.

Manchester

Theft: A man driving a 1987 Chevrolet recreational vehicle stolen in New Oxford, Pa., drove off without paying for gasoline valued at $141.68 from the Sheetz store in the 3200 block of Main St. at 10:25 p.m. Sept. 5, according to the sheriff's department. Charges are pending in Carroll County and Pennsylvania against a Baltimore County man.

Union Bridge

Attempted burglary: A resident of the first block of E. Broadway St. said someone caused $100 damage to a plexiglass window in an apparent attempt to enter the home during the day on Sept. 7, according to the sheriff's department.

Theft: Two batteries valued at $160 were reported stolen from Stambaugh's Inc. in the first block of N. Main St. sometime between Sept. 3 and Sept. 5, according to the sheriff's department.

Theft: Three bicycles valued at $670 were reported stolen from a home on East Elger Street between Sept. 3 and Sept. 4, according to the sheriff's department.

Theft: A gas grill valued at $200 was taken from a home in the first block of N. Main St. between noon Sept. 4 and 4 p.m. Sept. 5, according to the sheriff's department.

Westminster area

Theft: A 1/4 -cubic-yard loading bucket, valued at $1,500, was reported stolen from a white Bobcat parked at a road construction site at Route 27 and Kate Wagner Road between 3 p.m. Aug. 26 and 7 a.m. Aug 29, according to state police.

Burglary: A bag containing over-the-counter remedies, prescriptions and several signed blank checks was taken from the front door of a home in the 700 block of Eden Farms Circle about 4 a.m. Sept. 5, according to state police.

Westminster

Theft: Someone stole a bottle of champagne valued at $155 from Cranberry Liquors in the Cranberry Square shopping center, an employee told Westminster City police at 9:22 p.m. Sept. 2.

Vandalism: A resident of the 200 block of E. Main St. told city police that someone damaged a parking barrier behind his home at 10 a.m. Sept. 3.

Vandalism: Someone spray-painted a concrete storm drain, a resident of the 500 block of Crossbridge Drive told city police at 10 a.m. Sept. 4.

Burglary: A resident of the 600 block of Uniontown Road told city police at 1:50 p.m. Sept. 3 that someone had entered the home and taken items valued at $25.

Theft: An employee of Best Pizza in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. told city police around 8 p.m. Sept. 2 that someone had stolen a purse, camera and cash, together valued at $325, from a vehicle parked behind the business.

Robbery: A resident of the first block of S. Church St. told city police he was robbed while in his vehicle by someone displaying a knife at Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main Street.

Vandalism: Someone broke a $200 statue in a yard in the first block of S. Church St., a resident told city police at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 1.

Theft: An employee at Johanssons in the first block of W. Main St. told city police at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 2 that someone had taken his cell phone, valued at $100.

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