Police blotter


November 13, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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


Theft -- A 17-foot, white Coleman Fleetwood camper was stolen from the side of a house in the 5800 block of Miriam Drive near Victor Drive between midnight and 1 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. The 1996 camper, with Maryland registration number 759191G, was valued at $4,000

Theft -- Someone stole a denim purse from a bag hanging on the back of the guidance office door Oct. 24 at Carrolltowne Elementary School in the 6500 block of Ridge Road, according to state police. The purse included about $50, a $98 endorsed check and three credit cards, two of which had been used at Martin's Food, a McDonald's, a Food Lion and an Exxon station near the area of the theft.


Burglary -- A Honda 5500 generator valued at $3,000 was stolen after someone cut the lock off a trailer in a restaurant parking lot in the 3000 block of Gamber Road between 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5:30 a.m. Nov. 7, according to state police.

Vandalism -- A resident of the first block of W. Betty Place reported that the rear window was broken on her green 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 4, according to state police.

Hampstead area

Vandalism -- The rear window of a silver-colored 1986 Mercury Cougar was broken overnight Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, while it was parked in the 2300 block of Old Fort Schoolhouse Road, according to state police.

Mount Airy area

Theft -- A young man walked out of the Food Lion in the 1300 block of S. Main St. with about $48 worth of Crest White Strips, Dulcolax and Nyquil in his pockets at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police. He escaped with a woman driving a white, two-door car with West Virginia license plates.

New Windsor

Assault -- A man forced his way into a home on Coe Drive at 4:51 a.m. Nov. 6, according to Deputy Jeffrey Miller of the Carroll County sheriff's office. Authorities arrested Steven Michael Stocksdale, 39, of Marriottsville and charged him with second-degree assault on a resident, destruction of property and theft of a cell phone.

Sykesville area

Fire -- Firefighters used chain saws, rakes, leaf blowers and portable water tanks to create a fire break around a wind-driven blaze in about 3 acres of woods Thursday afternoon behind the 7700 block of Stoney Ridge Drive off Arrington Road, said Bill Rehkopf, spokesman for the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department. Members of five companies fought the blaze for about 2 1/2 hours.

Burglary -- Someone stole a white-and-yellow, 3.5 hp Teel water pump and a black-and-yellow John Deere generator between Oct. 7 and 11 from a maintenance building in the 1300 block of Raincliffe Road, which may have been unlocked, according to Maryland State Trooper Shane L. Bussard. The value of the equipment, owned by the Maryland Environmental Service, was placed at $1,500. A chain to a work bench had been hacksawed.

Theft -- A teenage boy took a $1.99 disposable lighter from the CVS pharmacy in the 1400 block of Liberty Road at 4:48 p.m. Nov. 1, according to state police.


Assault -- A juvenile was charged with first-degree assault Nov. 7, and another was charged with hindering a police investigation into the injury of a youth who was wounded in the eye with a BB gun about 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Carnival Drive, Taneytown police said.

Disorderly conduct -- A Taneytown police officer patrolling the 100 block of Carnival Drive on Nov. 1 charged a 30-year-old man with setting off fireworks without a permit, failing to obey an order and disorderly conduct.

Theft -- A license plate was reported missing from a vehicle on Antrim Boulevard at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 7, Taneytown police said.


Theft -- A large cardboard box containing 50 phlebotomy kits - with hypodermic needles to draw blood, tubes, tourniquets, sterile pads and alcohol swabs - was reported stolen from the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Uniontown Road Nov. 5, according to state police. An unusual amount of foot traffic in the area was attributed to the Francis Scott Key High School homecoming.

Theft -- A purse containing $40, a wedding ring and credit cards was reported stolen sometime between Oct. 11 and 28 from a resident of the 3400 block of Uniontown Road, according to state police. The purse was found Oct. 28 in some bushes a few houses away, minus the cash.


Burglary -- A 5000-watt Coleman generator and an Encore Premier lawn mower - together valued at more than $3,000 - were stolen after someone entered the side window of a garage at a home in the 4600 block of Arthur Shipley Road between noon and 6 p.m. Oct. 24, according to state police. Two long planks apparently used to load the equipment into a vehicle were left outside.

Westminster area

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