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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
Burglars entered four unlocked Ellicott City garages yesterday -- one day after Howard County police had warned residents about a string of recent garage burglaries.All four of the burglaries took place between 1 a.m. and 3:42 a.m. yesterday while residents slept, police said.In the 5100 block of Crystal Springs Drive, someone took a garage door opener found in a car parked outside, entered an unlocked door leading into the home and took a purse, police said.In the other three burglaries -- executed without garage-door openers -- thieves searched vehicles parked in driveways on Crestfield Court and two homes on Rising Sun Lane and walked into the garages through unlocked side doors.
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December 5, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville Girdwood Road, 2400 block, between 8:25 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Dec. 1. DVD player and welder stolen. Rear sliding door pried open. Timonium West Aylesbury Road, unit block, at 4:12 a.m. Nov. 30. Clothing stolen from REI store. Entry by cutting gasket around front door glass, then smashing glass.
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By MIKE HIMOWITZ | January 31, 2008
Over the years, I've developed a few skills as a troubleshooter. When friends or family have problems with computers, I can often solve them. If a light or appliance won't turn on, I know how to make sure there's power in the outlet - and even rewire a lamp or wall switch in a pinch. I also spent two decades nursing a variety of small engines on lawnmowers, weed-whackers, snow blowers and the like. So I was pretty confident of my ability to solve common household technology problems - until I was bushwhacked by a garage door opener.
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | January 31, 2008
Over the years, I've developed a few skills as a troubleshooter. When friends or family have problems with computers, I can often solve them. If a light or appliance won't turn on, I know how to make sure there's power in the outlet - and even rewire a lamp or wall switch in a pinch. I also spent two decades nursing a variety of small engines on lawnmowers, weed-whackers, snow blowers and the like. So I was pretty confident of my ability to solve common household technology problems - until I was bushwhacked by a garage door opener.
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December 5, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. Cockeysville Girdwood Road, 2400 block, between 8:25 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Dec. 1. DVD player and welder stolen. Rear sliding door pried open. Timonium West Aylesbury Road, unit block, at 4:12 a.m. Nov. 30. Clothing stolen from REI store. Entry by cutting gasket around front door glass, then smashing glass.
NEWS
February 6, 1995
Howard County police added three garage burglary reports to a streak tallied in Ellicott City early Thursday, bringing the total thefts and attempted entries to seven for that day.In the 5200 block of Forest Meadow, someone ransacked a car parked outside a home and took a garage door opener. On nearby Fieldstone Court, a thief entered an open garage, searched through an unlocked vehicle inside and took a computer and tape recorder, police said.In another case on Rising Sun, someone tried to pry open a garage, but there was no entry.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1995
Four burglaries in which thieves used garage door openers to enter garages over the last three days are probably related, Howard County police say.The first case occurred in Scaggsville and the next three in Ellicott City, according to police.In a typical "garage door" burglary, intruders enter unlocked garages or get garage openers from unlocked cars in the driveways. The burglars press the electronic opener, hide to see if residents respond and then return and steal property.According to police, the recent incidents include the following:* Between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, someone used a garage opener to get into a garage in the 10400 block of Rosemont Drive in Scaggsville, entered the adjacent house through an unlocked door, took keys to a 1994 Dodge Caravan and drove it from the garage.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | February 1, 1995
Less than a week after Howard County police warned residents not to leave garage door openers outside in their cars, burglars used the devices to enter six homes' garages.The recent cluster of garage burglaries in Columbia and Highland surprised police, who are investigating six similar burglaries that occurred during the final months of 1994.Just last month, Howard County tallied seven such burglaries -- a number equal to last year's total."As long as people don't secure their homes, there will continue to be more burglaries," Sgt. Steve Keller, a police spokesman, said.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1998
The family of an 8-year-old Columbia boy who was crushed by a garage door at his home in 1995 is suing the manufacturer and seller of an electric garage door opener.The suit was filed by the family of Simon Decker against Sears Roebuck & Co., Chamberlain Manufacturing and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The suit alleges the door opener was deficient and dangerous -- one of many similar suits filed in the past decade.Electric garage doors now require safety devices to prevent accidents, said Matthew Zimmerman, the Deckers' attorney, but the Deckers' door opener was made between 1975 and 1979.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2005
Marylanders who've been confidently hitting the automatic door opener a half-block from home and cruising straight into the bright, dry confines of their garage may soon find their roll-up doors won't budge. Military bases in Maryland and around the country are switching to a new mobile radio system that broadcasts on the same frequency as many garage-door openers. The base radios won't open anyone's garage door. But they can drown out the openers' own feeble signals and make "clickers" for miles around balky, at best.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | March 11, 2005
Marylanders who've been confidently hitting the automatic door opener a half-block from home and cruising straight into the bright, dry confines of their garage may soon find their roll-up doors won't budge. Military bases in Maryland and around the country are switching to a new mobile radio system that broadcasts on the same frequency as many garage-door openers. The base radios won't open anyone's garage door. But they can drown out the openers' own feeble signals and make "clickers" for miles around balky, at best.
NEWS
By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | July 1, 1998
The family of an 8-year-old Columbia boy who was crushed by a garage door at his home in 1995 is suing the manufacturer and seller of an electric garage door opener.The suit was filed by the family of Simon Decker against Sears Roebuck & Co., Chamberlain Manufacturing and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. The suit alleges the door opener was deficient and dangerous -- one of many similar suits filed in the past decade.Electric garage doors now require safety devices to prevent accidents, said Matthew Zimmerman, the Deckers' attorney, but the Deckers' door opener was made between 1975 and 1979.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1995
Four burglaries in which thieves used garage door openers to enter garages over the last three days are probably related, Howard County police say.The first case occurred in Scaggsville and the next three in Ellicott City, according to police.In a typical "garage door" burglary, intruders enter unlocked garages or get garage openers from unlocked cars in the driveways. The burglars press the electronic opener, hide to see if residents respond and then return and steal property.According to police, the recent incidents include the following:* Between 10:30 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday, someone used a garage opener to get into a garage in the 10400 block of Rosemont Drive in Scaggsville, entered the adjacent house through an unlocked door, took keys to a 1994 Dodge Caravan and drove it from the garage.
NEWS
February 6, 1995
Howard County police added three garage burglary reports to a streak tallied in Ellicott City early Thursday, bringing the total thefts and attempted entries to seven for that day.In the 5200 block of Forest Meadow, someone ransacked a car parked outside a home and took a garage door opener. On nearby Fieldstone Court, a thief entered an open garage, searched through an unlocked vehicle inside and took a computer and tape recorder, police said.In another case on Rising Sun, someone tried to pry open a garage, but there was no entry.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | February 3, 1995
Burglars entered four unlocked Ellicott City garages yesterday -- one day after Howard County police had warned residents about a string of recent garage burglaries.All four of the burglaries took place between 1 a.m. and 3:42 a.m. yesterday while residents slept, police said.In the 5100 block of Crystal Springs Drive, someone took a garage door opener found in a car parked outside, entered an unlocked door leading into the home and took a purse, police said.In the other three burglaries -- executed without garage-door openers -- thieves searched vehicles parked in driveways on Crestfield Court and two homes on Rising Sun Lane and walked into the garages through unlocked side doors.
NEWS
By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | February 1, 1995
Less than a week after Howard County police warned residents not to leave garage door openers outside in their cars, burglars used the devices to enter six homes' garages.The recent cluster of garage burglaries in Columbia and Highland surprised police, who are investigating six similar burglaries that occurred during the final months of 1994.Just last month, Howard County tallied seven such burglaries -- a number equal to last year's total."As long as people don't secure their homes, there will continue to be more burglaries," Sgt. Steve Keller, a police spokesman, said.
NEWS
November 28, 1994
POLICE LOG* Long Reach: 8500 block of Dark Hawk Circle: A burglar stole a garage door opener from a car parked outside a home, used it to enter the dwelling and stole a purse Wednesday, police said.
NEWS
September 27, 1994
POLICE LOG* Hickory Ridge: 6300 block of Golden Hook: Golf clubs, tapes and a saw were stolen from a garage Wednesday. Police said a garage door opener was taken from an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway and used to open the garage door.
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