Police Blotter


October 02, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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


Theft -- An Intermec Model 760 hand-held computer valued at $1,850 was reported stolen at 3:40 p.m. Sept. 22 from a vehicle parked at Kmart in the 6400 block of Ridge Road, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Theft -- Aluminum was reported stolen from the Londontown Corp. in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd. about 3 a.m. Sept. 24, according to the sheriff's office. The amount of the loss was unknown.

Counterfeiting -- The FBI told an employee at the Big Lots store in the 6400 block of Ridge Road on Sept. 6 that two fake $20 bills had been found in its deposit bag, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.


Accident -- The Wendy's restaurant in the 4200 block of North Woods Trail and Route 30 was closed for about a day and a half after a 79-year-old Hampstead woman apparently accelerated her 1995 Crown Victoria into the side of the building while pulling into a handicapped parking space about 1 p.m. Tuesday, said Capt. Jay Gribbin of the town police. No one was injured in the incident, which loosened some bricks on the south faM-gade and required a building inspection, he said.

Burglary -- Someone loosened a screen and broke a window Sept. 19 to enter a garage at the Eline Funeral Home in the 900 block of Main St. but did not take anything, Hampstead police said.

Manchester area

Vandalism -- A house under construction in the 2900 block of Southwestern Ave. had a smiley face and vulgarities spray-painted on its walls; damage to the floors, vinyl siding and carpet; and faucets left running in sinks and a bathtub, causing about $1,000 damage, between 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17, according to state police. Two neighbors interviewed said they had seen teenagers kicking at an electrical box, trying to remove a stop sign and running through another property where a house is under construction.

Theft -- A blue-and-white wooden welcome sign was stolen and flowers damaged at the entrance to a home in the 2600 block of Bachman Road on Aug. 22, state police said.

New Windsor

Arrest -- An employee of the 7-Eleven store in the 2800 block of New Windsor Road reported being punched by a drunken man he had confronted leaving the store without paying for merchandise about 9 p.m. Sept. 23, according to the sheriff's office. Steven Daniel Black, 19, of Graybill Court, was later arrested and charged with theft, second-degree assault and disorderly conduct, Cpl. Mark Tausen said.

Vandalism -- Several residents of the 1400 block of Nicodemus Road reported that their mailboxes were vandalized overnight Sept. 24 to 25, according to the sheriff's office.

Silver Run

Lawsuit -- The owner of land in the 4000 block of Littlestown Pike sued the owner of a bordering parcel for $120,000 in Carroll County Circuit Court. The plaintiff claims the other man trespassed to cut down a 36-inch, 80-year-old black cherry tree in August, then knocked down stakes and yellow tape with a Bobcat, knocking the plaintiff over with the machine and injuring his foot.


Theft -- Someone stole a radar detector valued at $230 on Sept. 19 from an unlocked red Ford Ranger parked at a business in the first block of Venture Way, state police said.

Westminster area

Burglary -- About $3,600 in tools and a five-gallon can of gas were stolen from three sheds in the 700 block of Woodside Drive and the 1700 block of York Drive between noon Sept. 24 and 4 p.m. Sept. 27, according to state police. The items included a chainsaw, drills, saws, a trim gun and a weed trimmer.

Theft -- Two black stone horsehead busts were reported stolen Aug. 16 from brick pillars at the end of a driveway in the 2200 block of Ridge Road, according to state police. They were valued at $75.


Theft -- A 2002, 11-foot aluminum flatbed trailer was reported stolen between 4 p.m. Sept. 27 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28 from the 500 block of Pinehurst Circle, according to the sheriff's office. The trailer was valued at $1,600.

Theft -- An employee of the Shepherd's Staff, an ecumenical ministry to the needy in the first block of Carroll St., told Westminster city police that someone took cash and several gift cards, valued in all at $217.

Theft -- Several pieces of mail were taken from the mailbox of St. John Church in the first block of Monroe St., an employee told city police at 1 p.m. Sept. 19.

Vandalism -- A resident of the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. reported a malicious burning at 4:54 p.m. Sept. 23 on the home's deck, causing about $85 in damage, city police said.

Vandalism -- An orange paint ball was fired at a home in the 800 block of Ryder Court on Sept. 24, city police said.

Vandalism -- A $380 tire was reported punctured on a Toyota Celica parked at the TownMall of Westminster about 9 p.m. Sept. 17, city police said.

Vandalism -- About $900 in damage to three vehicles parked behind homes in the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. was reported at 6:47 p.m. Sept. 20, city police said. Tires were punctured on a BMW and a Honda Accord, and the front and rear doors were scratched on a second BMW.

Vandalism -- A tire and the hatchback window of a Subaru Legacy parked in the 300 block of Logan Drive were reported damaged Sept. 22, city police said. The damage was estimated at $700.

Theft -- A stereo system valued at $100 was reported stolen from a Jeep Cherokee parked in the 100 block of W. Main St., city police said.

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