Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

October 23, 2005

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

Eldersburg

Theft -- Lumber valued at less than $50 was reported stolen from a construction trailer behind Wesley Freedom Methodist Church in the 900 block of Johnsville Road on Oct. 17.

Fined -- The Carroll County liquor board fined Chili's Grill & Bar, in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd., $2,000 after determining that four drinks were served April 29 to an intoxicated 18-year-old.

Keymar

Theft -- A resident of the 600 block of Keysville Road reported that more than $500 was taken from the home, possibly on Oct. 10, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Hampstead area

Theft -- A hood-release cable for a 2000 Honda, valued at $100, was taken between Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 from a home in the 400 block of Wolf Hill Road, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Manchester

Fire -- Firefighters from seven companies responded to a fire at a wooden barn in the 2200 block of Ebbvale Road on Oct 15, the state fire marshal's office said. The structure sustained $150,000 in damage. The loss of the contents was placed at $50,000. The cause was thought to be a child playing with a lighter in a hayloft.

Mount Airy

Junkyard fire -- Firefighters from 12 companies drained a pond and trucked in water to battle flames for more than seven hours Sunday at Crazy Ray's Used Auto Parts in the 3900 block of Twin Arch Road, said Deputy Chief Doug Alexander of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. No one was injured, and no cause had been determined, said Deputy Chief Doug Alexander of the volunteer fire company.

New Windsor

Arrests -- Three 17-year-old males and a 22-year-old New Windsor man have been accused in the Sept. 8 burglary at the New Windsor Carry Out, in the 400 block of High St. Alcoholic beverages worth about $500 were stolen, said Deputies Christopher Orwig and Jesse DiMura of the Carroll County sheriff's office. The teenagers have been charged as juveniles. A warrant for burglary, malicious destruction of property, conspiracy and theft was issued for Irvin Jerant Baker, 22, of the 100 block of Church St.

Taneytown

Theft -- A resident told Taneytown police that someone stole his cellular telephone from the 500 block of Baltimore St. at 10:10 a.m. Oct. 16.

Theft -- Two cellular telephones were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Carnival Drive on Oct. 18.

Union Bridge

Burglary -- A Sanyo 30-inch television, a Phillips DVD player and other electronic equipment, all valued at $800, were reported missing from a home in the 400 block of N. Lightner Street.

Bad checks -- Fraudulent checks totaling about $300 were reported received in August and October by Myers Market, in the 4700 block of Green Valley Road, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Sentenced -- Richard Alan Katsaros, 40, formerly of Anne Arundel County was sentenced in Carroll County Circuit Court to serve seven years of an 18-year prison term for second-degree rape, Senior State's Attorney Kelley D. Galvin said.

Westminster area

Theft scheme -- An area resident notified the Carroll County sheriff's office of a Sept. 26 letter from the Landon Financial Group of Etobicoke, Canada, about $96,976 purportedly won in a Canadian lottery. The catch was that a $41,996.83 "Canadian lottery tax and surcharge" had to be paid before the award could be claimed. The letter was ignored. On Oct. 14, a check for $1,996.83 from Acrocrete Inc., of Pompano Beach, Fla. arrived. The check was bogus, and the sheriff's office has notified U.S. postal authorities and police in Montreal about the scheme.

Theft -- Masonry tools, a DeWalt masonry chain saw, a DeWalt drill and Mikita circular saw, all valued at nearly $3,000, were reported stolen overnight Oct. 5 to Oct. 6 from Campitelli Masonry at a construction site off Gorsuch Road in the 500 block of High Acre Drive, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.

Theft -- An iPod valued at $240 was reported stolen from a locker at West Middle School on Oct. 13, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.

Westminster

Burglary -- A resident of the 300 block of Buena Vista Dr. told Westminster city police about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 that someone had broken a window and taken $100.

Vandalism -- A resident of the 900 block of W. Green St. told city police that someone took pumpkins from his front porch, valued at $15.

Vandalism -- A city employee found a broken window at the city pool in the 300 block of Royer Road at 2:30 p.m.. Oct. 12, Westminster city police said. Damage was estimated at $475.

Vandalism -- Someone scratched the hood and loosened the bumper of a Volkswagen Jetta on Oct. 12 while it was parked at East Middle School in the 100 block of Longwell Ave.

Vandalism -- A resident of the first block of Timber Ridge Drive told city police at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 that someone had damaged his vehicle, three other vehicles and a vinyl fence.

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