Police Blotter


November 27, 2005|By SHERIDAN LYONS

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

Westminster area

Vandalism -- Someone cut the cable supporting the 15-foot apple sign for Baugher's Orchard on Route 140 overnight Nov. 12 to 13. State Trooper Edward P. Winkler spotted the $300 sign on the ground.

Theft -- The attempted purchase of $3,000 in jewelry in Montgomery County led to the discovery Nov. 15 of misuse of a credit card issued to a resident of Carriage Hill Drive, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. An investigation determined that the account also had been used in Easton and Baltimore to buy $5,400 in merchandise.

Vandalism -- Three mailboxes in the 1300 and 1700 blocks of Fridinger Mill Road were hit with a bat or stick overnight Nov. 5 to 6, causing about $100 damage, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. Empty beer cans were found along the road - and a wallet with the identification of a Hanover, Pa., teenager.

Vandalism -- Someone apparently used a pellet gun to shoot holes in a window and the siding of a home in the 1100 block Valen Court at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 6, causing about $300 damage, according to state police. Similar damage was found to a second home nearby.

Vandalism -- A BB gun pellet caused $200 damage to the rear window of a black 2000 Ford Explorer in the 400 block Sycamore Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Nov. 6, according to state police.


Burglary -- Someone took tools and a briefcase from an M&R Drywall construction trailer in the 500 block of High Acre Drive, according to a Nov. 13 report to Westminster city police. The loss was estimated at $14,000.

Charged -- A 22-year-old inmate at the Carroll County Detention Center was charged Nov. 14 with possession of contraband for allegedly attempting to smuggle in tobacco, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Burglary -- A resident of the first block of Chase St. told city police at 6:19 p.m. Nov. 15 that someone had entered the home through a window and had taken cash, jewelry and cameras.

Burglary -- Someone entered a home in the 200 block of Alymer Court at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 16 through a window and stole a laptop computer, police said.

Vandalism -- An employee of Wendy's in Cranberry Square reported a window broken with a rock at 12:11 a.m. Nov. 11, causing about $1,000 damage, Westminster city police said.

Vandalism -- A city employee reported Oct. 31 that someone had spray-painted the water tower on Gorsuch Road, causing about $20 damage, city police said.

Vandalism -- A resident of the 700 block of Tahoma Farm Road told city police that someone had spray-painted a mailbox, pole and sign, causing $100 damage.

Vandalism -- A Dodge Caravan in the 200 block of E. Green St. was reported egged at 9:48 a.m. Nov. 11, Westminster police said.

Vandalism -- A resident of the 200 block of E. Green St. reported scratches on the sides of a 1999 Ford F-350 truck and a 2003 Ford F-350 truck at 7:54 a.m. Nov. 13, city police said.

Theft -- A 20-inch Magna Invader bicycle valued at $80 was reported stolen from the yard of a home in the first block of W. George St. at 9 a.m. Nov. 13, city police said.

Vandalism -- A 1995 Chevrolet van and a 1996 Geo Tracker were reported spray-painted Nov. 16 in the 500 block of Yellow Lily Court. The owner of a 2002 Acura RSX in the same block at 9:39 a.m. Nov. 15 reported the passenger side was spray-painted, causing an estimated $4,500 damage.

Winfield area

Vandalism -- A 17-year-old was charged with delinquency for allegedly damaging the ball fields at Mayeski Park in the 1300 block of Liberty Road with a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer on Nov. 9 and 11, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

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