Police blotter


October 09, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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


Vandalism -- A Howard County school bus contractor reported that three school buses had been driven into a concrete wall between Sept. 30 and Oct. 3, causing several thousand dollars in damage to the vehicles, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office. The buses were parked behind a vacant business on Lee Lane at Route 32.

Finksburg area

Theft -- A resident of the 2600 block of Cedarhurst Road told state police a $225 deer stand was taken between Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from a tree on the property.


Arrest -- A 19-year old Westminster man was charged with traffic offenses and marijuana possession Friday, after Sgt. Robert Cromwell attempted to stop a speeding 2003 Suzuki motorcycle about midnight on Route 140 near Route 31 in Westminster. The driver fled at speeds up to 128 miles an hour, passing illegally and turning off his lights before being apprehended after he turned into a field off Frizzellburg Road, police said. Joshua Matthew Kocher of Lilly Valley Drive also was charged with driving a motorcycle on a learner's permit.


Theft -- A 1976 blue Honda motorcycle and a black truck tool box were reported stolen Oct. 2 from a home in the 4000 block of East Main St. The loss was placed at $1,150.

Manchester area

Thefts -- Manchester town police are seeking information about a rash of thefts of riding mowers, tools and other items from six sheds in the New Street area off Main Street, reported during the weekend of Oct. 1.

Littering -- A 16-year-old Monkton youth was charged with juvenile delinquency for allegedly dumping family trash on the property of the Maryland Midland Railroad near Tank Road, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Mount Airy area

Car chase -- A 42-year-old Laurel man was charged with traffic violations and possession of crack cocaine Tuesday, according to state police. Trooper Kurt Dominick of the Mount Airy station attempted to stop a red construction company truck at about 2:20 p.m. for driving too slowly on westbound Interstate 70, east of Route 27. The truck driver then made an illegal U-turn on the median of I-70 and headed east. Pursued by police, the truck reached speeds as high as 90 mph. The truck driver entered the outer loop of the Beltway but was blocked near Frederick Road, state police said. Alonzo Wallace Selby III, whose truck was registered to J&A Construction Services of Mount Airy, was arrested at 2:46 p.m., police said.

Theft -- A Kia registered to a local resident left without paying for $23 worth of gasoline at 8:27 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Ridgeville Gas & Go in the first block of E. Ridgeville Blvd.

Theft -- Shoplifters took Pepcid and Oral B products valued at $371.73 from the CVS pharmacy in the Twin Arch Center in the 3500 block Twin Arch Road about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

New Windsor

Fight -- An altercation Oct. 1 at a residence in the 100 block of Church St. Oct. 1 caused $725 damage to windows and walls in the residence. The incident is under investigation.


Theft -- A black .22 caliber Taurus revolver in a brown leather holster was reported stolen from a nightstand in a home in the 5600 block of French Ave.


Vandalism -- Mailboxes were reported damaged Oct. 1 in the first block of Bankert Terrace and the first block of Pumphouse Road, Taneytown police said.


Vandalism -- A mailbox was damaged in the 4000 block of Franklinville Road overnight Sept. 29 to 30.

Union Bridge area

Theft -- A student at Francis Scott Key High School reported that clothes, a Timex watch and a gold-colored rope necklace, all valued at $205, were stolen from a locker between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 29.


Theft -- A student at South Carroll High School in the 1300 block W. Old Liberty Road reported a CD player with a CD - total value $75 - stolen from a backpack between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Westminster area

Theft -- Someone stole $100 from a lockbox at a doctor's office in the 400 block Malcolm Drive, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.


Armed robbery -- Two men, one masked and one armed with a knife, assaulted an employee before grabbing cash from the register of the Victor 1 convenience store in the 200 block of E. Green St. about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Westminster police said.

Vandalism -- McDaniel College campus security reported tires punctured on eight vehicles on a school parking lot Sept. 29, Damage was estimated at $1,008.

Burglary -- A resident of the first block of Middle Grove Court West told city police someone entered the home and took a camcorder and a piggy bank. The loss was estimated at $1,600.

Burglary -- A resident of the 300 block of E. Main St. told city police someone entered and took cash, jewelry and prescription medicine, all valued at $1,451, about 7:54 a.m. Oct. 1.

Theft -- A resident reported a missing statue and parking pedestals from the 100 block of E. Green St. at 1:23 a.m. Oct. 2, city police said.

Theft -- A case with about 220 CDs valued at $3,080 was reported stolen from a Ford Escape on Oct. 3, while the vehicle was parked in the first block of Wimert Ave.

Theft -- A cellular telephone valued at $200 was reported stolen early Sept 30 from a vehicle parked at Maria's restaurant on South Center Street.

Theft -- A resident reported a license plate stolen from a Chevrolet truck parked on West Green Street on Sept. 28, city police said.

Theft -- A license plate was reported stolen from a Subaru station wagon in the first block of W. Main St. at 2 p.m. Sept. 29, city police said.

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