Police Blotter


September 25, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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


Assault -- Steven V. Louis, 28, of Westminster was charged Sept. 15 with attempted second-degree murder, assault and other offenses after a shooting that day. A gunman confronted a Sykesville man just before 1 a.m. outside E.A. Poe's Restaurant & Pub in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd. The gunman fired three to five shots, state police said, but none struck the victim, who sustained two small cuts while fleeing into nearby woods.

Theft -- A resident of the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd. reported that someone stole a cellular telephone between Sept. 10 and Sept. 12, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Vandalism -- Someone threw a hammer through the driver's side window of a black 1993 Jeep Cherokee between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, while it was parked beside Carroll County Jewelry and Loan, a pawn shop in the 1900 block of Dickenson Road.


Vandalism -- Someone removed four light bulbs from a garage in the 2400 block of Shawnee Drive and put them under the tires of a van overnight Sept. 9 to 10, according to state police. The tires were not damaged.

Theft -- About 80 pieces of plywood and 60 two-by-fours valued at $1,533 were reported missing Sept. 15 from a house under construction by Engle Homes of Glen Burnie in the 3100 block of Lakewood Manor Drive, according to state police.

Theft -- Four drills and a circular saw were among items valued at $1,480, reported stolen Sept. 7 in the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike. State police said someone forced open the locked utility cap tool box in the truck bed of a red 1993 Chevrolet 2500.


Vandalism -- Someone used a wicker basket and a cloth lunch bag to hold down the accelerator of a black 1995 Chevrolet Beretta, causing it to travel about 225 feet and crash into the garage of a home in the 2000 block of Reifsnider Road about 3 a.m. Sept. 9, according to state police. About $2,000 damage resulted when a brick wall was destroyed and minor structural occurred.

Mount Airy

Vandalism -- Someone broke the window of a home in the 5900 block of Cabbage Spring Road with a golf ball on Sept. 10, according to state police. The owner, of Arab descent, told police the recurring vandalism occurs near Sept. 11.

Theft -- A woman in a light blue 1992 Ford station wagon drove off without paying for $47.70 worth of gasoline at 7 a.m. Sept. 8 from the Ridgeville Gas & Go, in the first block of E. Ridgeville Blvd., according to state police. The car owner promised that her daughter would return and pay for the 14.9 gallons of regular unleaded.

Theft -- A woman left the Food Lion in the 1300 block S. Main St. with about $140 worth of Crest White Strips and Prilosec OTC in her purse Sept. 9, according to state police.

Theft -- Someone caused about $175 damage and took an estimated $150 from a Coca-Cola machine outside Food Lion in the 1300 block of S. Main St. between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1, according to state police.

Vandalism -- Someone shot a BB through the rear window of a Verizon 2000 Dodge Ram work van parked in the company lot in the 1300 block of S. Main St. overnight Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, causing about $500 damage, according to state police.

Mount Airy area

Arrest -- A 19-year-old Westminster-area man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after sheriff's Deputy Kristofer Emery saw a littering violation and stopped a silver Ford truck on Route 27 near Gillis Road about 9 p.m. Sept. 20.

New Windsor

Recovered -- Deputy Jonathan Light is investigating the ownership of two new BMX Wipeout bicycles found abandoned in town Sept. 13, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Silver Run

Theft -- Someone stole a Stihl Model FS 250 grass trimmer from a county vehicle parked on Rhinehart Road between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sept. 15, according to the sheriff's office.

Sykesville area

Theft -- A Sykesville resident said someone stole her purse, which contained a driver's license and credit cards. The cards were used to purchase $346 worth of items at gasoline stations, pharmacies, grocery stores and elsewhere, according to state police. She told police that she did not know when or where the purse was stolen.

Vandalism -- The door of a white aluminum mailbox was knocked off Sept. 4 in the 5200 block of Freter Road.

Attempted theft -- Boxes of laxative, Crest White Strips and Oil of Olay eye serum were taken from CVS pharmacy in the 1400 block of Liberty Road by a man who stuffed them down his pants about 11 a.m. Sept. 14, according to state police. The suspect, who told police he needed money to pay bills and get food, said he also had taken two digital camcorder batteries previously at RadioShack in Eldersburg

Taneytown area

Theft -- About 100 gallons of gasoline valued at $350 was reported stolen from an outside tank near a barn in the 4100 block of Bull Frog Road near the Frederick County line between 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 8 a.m. Sept. 5, according to state police.

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