Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

November 20, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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

Eldersburg

Fire -- Someone started a fire Nov. 14 in a boys bathroom at Eldersburg Elementary School in the 1000 block of Johnsville Road, but it burned itself out before firefighters arrived at 8:55 a.m.

Vandalism -- A resident of the 800 block of May Fair Way noticed a yellow wire for a BGE gas meter sticking up about 5 inches from a mulch bed, with some of the copper wire exposed. Yellow insulation shavings were near the wire. The damage - believed to have occurred between Nov. 6 and Nov. 13 - was estimated at $20.

Vandalism -- The front window of a home in the 400 block Klees Mill Road was damaged between 8 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. Nov. 14, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Finksburg

Burglary -- Tools and other items, all valued at $4,200, were reported stolen between Oct. 21 and 24 from a job site at the Carroll Community Church, which is under construction in the 1700 block of Emory Road, according to State Trooper Rebecca A. Bosley of the Westminster barracks. Missing was a $750 strongbox containing items including a nail gun, a chopsaw, three safety harnesses, power cords, nails, screws, and thousands of pins belonging to Minebranch Interior Finishes of Street - along with blueprints for the church.

Theft -- A plastic cup, a box of Winchester 12-gauge AA shotgun shells, a blank check, pay stubs, a new red Conair hair dryer, $550 in CDs and $270 were reported stolen Nov. 12 from an unlocked silver 1999 Chevrolet 1500 truck parked in the driveway of a home in the 1000 block of Sherwood Road, according to state police.

Reckless endangerment -- A stray shot fired by three men shooting in the dark at pumpkins floating in a pond in the 3400 block of Gamber Road caused an estimated $800 damage to the passenger door of a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche being driven on Route 91 about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5, according to State Trooper Michael R. Myers II of the Westminster barracks.

Theft -- A resident of the 1900 block of Carrollton Road reported Nov. 15 that a credit card account had had been accessed to charge merchandise valued at more than $1,000.

Vandalism -- Someone removed a screen and entered an unlocked window at a house under construction in the 2800 block of Barrick Road, Sept. 5, spray painting and spreading caulk and blue painter's tape around the building.

Manchester area

Theft -- Piper's Wine & Spirit Barn in the 4100 block of Hanover Pike reported that a young man with a hooded jacket entered the store about 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and ran off with a jug containing $850 collected for the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina relief fund.

Vandalism -- Someone heaved a jagged, 7-inch rock wrapped in a yellow napkin through a 3-foot-by-3-foot window of a home in the 2700 block Ebbvale Road about 8 p.m. Nov. 10, according to state police. The damage was estimated at $400.

Vandalism -- Someone scratched a front and rear door and poured something from a Wendy's cup on the windshield of a red, 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser parked at a home in the 2800 block of Manchester Road, overnight Nov. 5 to 6, according to state police. The damage was estimated at $2,500.

Mount Airy

Theft -- A brown 1991 Ford Taurus was reported stolen from a driveway in the 5200 block of Fleming Road on Oct. 28. The owner had left the keys on the floor of the driver's side, according to state police. The car had almost no gasoline and a faulty transmission.

Smallwood

Burglary -- Someone caused $700 damage to the steel front door of the concession building at the Deer Park community park overnight Nov. 10 and 11. Stolen were three cans of white spray paint and 10 packs of Sunburst and Nerds candy valued at $125, according to state police. The thief also carved a vulgar message into a counter, where a 12-pack of Pepsi and other candy had been left.

Sykesville area

Burglary -- A $450 black Minn Kota electric trolling motor was stolen from a shed in the 6300 block of Jacobs Court, sometime between Aug. 31 and Nov. 1, according to state police.

Hate crime -- Racial and vulgar messages were written in condensation on the windows of a tan 1991 Plymouth Voyager, while the van was parked in front of a home in the 5500 block of Compton Lane overnight Nov. 12 to 13, according to State Trooper Michael R. Myers II.

Attempted theft -- Someone used a hammer and screwdriver to break into six vehicles on a lot at Bill and Phil's Repair Inc. in the 1900 block of Liberty Road in an apparent attempt to steal one during the night of Nov. 10 to 11, according to Trooper Deborah L. Zittel of the Westminster barracks. Two youths reported AWOL that night from the Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center were charged as juveniles.

Taneytown

Vandalism -- Two 15-year-olds were charged with malicious destruction of property Nov. 13 after a report of spray painting in the Meadowbrook subdivision, Taneytown police said.

Union Mills area

Vandalism -- A thrown pumpkin shattered the windshield overnight Oct. 22 to 23 of a 1993 Ford Mark III van parked at a home in the first block of W. Deep Run Road. Damage was estimated at $300.

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