Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

November 06, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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

Eldersburg

Theft -- The TNT Construction Co. reported the theft of a 2004 Big Tex trailer between Oct. 24 and 26 from the parking lot at the Home Depot store in the 1300 block of Londontown Blvd., according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. The trailer with Maryland tag 793629G is valued at $1,500.

Theft -- A 23-year-old man of no fixed address was charged Wednesday with stealing candy from the Wal-Mart store, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Attempted theft -- Someone damaged the display screen and money dispenser of an ATM machine at the BB&T Bank branch in the 1300 block of Liberty Road at 1:09 a.m. Oct. 25, according to the state police at the Westminster barracks. Videotape showed a man with a crowbar attempting to pull out the tray.

Theft -- A resident of the 6800 block of Littlewood Court reported a missing camouflage-green 20-inch boy's Free Agent Air Raid Trick Bike valued at $350, taken between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Finksburg

Vandalism -- About $16,000 in damage was reported by Catonsville Homes of Woodstock to a house under construction in the 2500 block of Bridalwood Court, according to state police. Some time overnight between Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, a garden hose was attached to an outdoor faucet and put into a dryer vent on the first floor, damaging wood and vinyl floors, carpeting, dry wall and insulation, according to a manager who said there had been other incidents in the past. According to a separate report for the same time period, vandals entered two nearby homes under construction through unlocked doors and kicked and punched holes in the walls, causing an estimated $2,000 damage. The top of a light post also was removed and a plant uprooted.

Burglary -- Someone entered a rear sliding door in the basement of a home in the 2200 block Chestnut Court between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday and ransacked the master bedroom, taking about $2,000 cash and 14 pieces of jewelry including rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets with an estimated value of more than $10,000, according to state police.

Theft -- An air compressor and a generator, together valued at more than $500, were reported stolen Wednesday from a home in the 2000 block of Baltimore Blvd., according to the Sheriff's Office.

Millers

Fire -- About 60 firefighters from 11 companies fought a two-alarm fire about 3 p.m. Thursday discovered by the owner of a 22-by-50-foot wooden shed and workshop in the 4100 block Alesia-Lineboro Road, according to the state fire marshal. The fire apparently began near an exterior light and caused an estimated $110,000 in damage to the building and contents before it was brought under control in about an hour.

Mount Airy

Theft -- An unattended black leather purse with a wallet and credit cards was taken from the counter of the 7-Eleven store in the 1600 block of Ridgeside Drive between 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Oct. 28, an employee told state police.

Theft -- Video games valued at more than $500 were reported stolen from Blockbuster Video Inc. on East Ridgeville Blvd., according to the Sheriff's Office.

New Windsor

Theft -- A battery charger, leather saddle and bridle were reported stolen Wednesday from barns and outbuildings at a home in the 2500 block of Marston Road, according to the Sheriff's Office. The value was less than $500.

Snydersburg

Burglary -- A Kodak digital camera, HP laptop computer, Palm Pilot, 20-gauge double-barrel Remington Winchester shotgun, JVC camcorder, and a jewelry box with a topaz and diamond ring in it were reported stolen Oct. 26 from a ransacked home in the 1600 block Amalfi Drive, according to state police. The property, valued at $4,250, was taken after someone broke the frame of the basement door, and witnesses reported seeing a green Chevy S-10 or Ford Ranger pickup truck near the home at about 12:30 p.m.

Sykesville area

Assault -- Clifford Eugene Chialastri, 41, of the 1100 block of Liberty Road was arrested after he allegedly held a 13-inch kitchen knife to the neck of his sister Oct. 27, then continued to cook dinner after she fled the home, according to State Trooper Justin G. Cook of the Westminster barracks.

Union Bridge

Theft -- Home heating oil was reported stolen from a residence on South Lightner Street between August and Oct. 28, according to the Sheriff's Office. It was valued at less than $500.

Winfield

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