Police Blotter


October 16, 2005

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


Theft -- The Home Depot store in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd. reported to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office that an employee had voided the purchases of a friend on 11 transactions totaling $4,808.77 worth of electrical supplies, power tools, building supplies and mowers, some of which were recovered Monday. Charged with theft and a theft scheme were Amber Joy Unglesbee, 24, and David Clifton Jones Jr., 24, both of Pine Knob Road.

Vandalism -- The rear window of a red 2000 Toyota Celica was smashed between 8:15 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. Oct. 9 at Chophouse restaurant in the 1400 block of Liberty Road, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.


Theft -- Someone broke the front passenger window and stole a tan Tommy Hilfiger purse from the front seat of a Chevrolet Tahoe parked in the Mechanicsville Elementary School parking lot between 7:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 6, according to state police. The purse contained about $80 cash, a checkbook and credit cards, including a Visa card for Department of Defense use.

Hampstead area

Vandalism -- Someone spray-painted vulgarities on a driveway, two newspaper boxes and a home security system sign at a home in the 1900 block of Ridgewood Court between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sept. 30, according to state police. A mailbox also was spray-painted and fouled with dog waste.


Theft -- A resident of the 5000 block of Harney Road told the Carroll County Sheriff's Office that someone took a Maryland plate, number 89R677, from a 1992 Ford Ranger pickup between Oct. 7 and Wednesday.


Vandalism -- The town skate park has closed early for the season, and it might not reopen, said Mayor Christopher B. D'Amario. The park at Westside Memorial Park on Manchester Road (Route 27) has had sporadic problems with vandals since it opened in 2001.

Mount Airy

Theft -- Someone stole the driver's side door from a new 2005 Jeep Wrangler on display at the Mount Airy carnival grounds late Sept. 30 or early Oct. 1, state police said. The loss was placed at $1,000.

Vandalism -- Someone shot pink and green paint balls at a house in the 5500 block of Buffalo Road overnight Sept. 28 to 29, according to state police, causing six 1-inch holes and about $200 damage to the siding.

Sykesville area

Theft -- A black leather purse was stolen about 4 p.m. Oct. 4 from an unlocked, white 2003 Lincoln Navigator parked at the Merritt Athletic Club in the 1300 block of Progress Way, according to state police. Several purchases on stolen credit cards were recorded after the theft, including about $93 worth of gasoline at two stations in Eldersburg and a $251 RCA television at the Wal-Mart there.

Taneytown area

Vandalism -- A young man reportedly drove an orange 1900 Kubota garden tractor through corn- and beanfields in the 2900 block of Old Taneytown Road between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 1, according to state police. There was about $200 damage to the fields. The tractor's owner was being sought.

Taylorsville area

Armed robbery -- Two men brandished a small knife and took about $350 from the register of the Little George's convenience store in the 3400 block of Ridge Road about 9 p.m. Monday, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. The store had a new digital security system installed earlier that day and a resident got a license plate number for a green Chevrolet Cavalier. Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday: Nathan Robert Tieszen, 21, of the first block of Meadowlark Ave. in Mount Airy and Destiny Jagger Sehorn, 18, of the 16900 block of Blooms Lane in Mount Airy were charged with 11 counts, including assault and robbery. The woman accused of driving the car, Brandy Lee Stull, 18, of the first block of Dorothy Ave. in Westminster, was charged with three conspiracy counts. According to police, the trio also admitted robbing a BP gasoline station in the Lisbon area of Howard County on Oct. 9.

Westminster area

Vandalism -- Someone drove over the soccer fields at Friendship Valley Elementary School between the evening of Oct. 7 and the morning of Oct. 9, according to the sheriff's office.

Vandalism -- Someone fired three shots at the driver's window of a tan 1998 Chevrolet Malibu sedan with a BB or pellet gun between 3:15 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Oct. 5, while the car was parked on the street in front of a home in 1100 block of Singer Drive, according to state police. Damage was estimated at $150.


Assaults -- Westminster city police and McDaniel College campus security were investigating three assaults on students between 2:45 a.m. and 4 a.m. Oct. 9. They might have stemmed from a party on campus, said Maj. Dean A. Brewer of the Westminster police. Several youths were seen together in the area near Pennsylvania Avenue getting into a gray Oldsmobile Cutlass Cierra, but there were no weapons or indications of gang affiliation, Brewer said. A 15-year-old boy was charged Wednesday as a juvenile with second-degree assault. Michele Leiberman, a McDaniel College spokeswoman, said the campus had increased patrols, including employing off-duty Westminster police officers, and issued a campus-wide e-mail alert. The victims all were walking alone when they were beaten, she said; one was briefly hospitalized for an injury.

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