October 10, 1996
Police logEllicott City: 8700 block of Stone-house Drive: Someone stole tools from CNH Mechanical Tuesday morning after cutting a padlock off a construction trailer.Elkridge: 6200 block of Ducketts Lane: Someone stole a 1995 Chevrolet Astro van. It has Maryland license 683799M.Ellicott City: 3600 block of Mount Ida Drive: Someone stole a dark blue 1992 Chevrolet Lumina. It has Maryland license DFX568.Pub Date: 10/10/96
July 2, 1994
Q: My central air conditioner can not always keep my house cool enough and my summer electric bills are too high. Willshading the air conditioner help and what can I do to make it more efficient?A: A simple, annual do-it-yourself tune-up of your central air conditioner can cut your cooling costs by at least 10 percent. In addition, the cooling output will be greater for those sweltering summer days and your air conditioner will need fewer service calls and expensive repairs.Shading the outdoor unit and house wall (especially a brick or stucco wall)
February 24, 1993
POLICE* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Eliots Oak Road: Someone threw a rock at a rear bedroom window, shattering it, about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.5400 block of Beaver Kill Road: Someone cut a padlock on a locker inside the Columbia Athletic Center between 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, and stole $40 in cash from a wallet.* Wilde Lake: 6300 block of Open Window: A garage door opener was taken from a vehicle on Feb. 13. On Feb. 19, the victim noticed two mountain bicycles were missing from the garage.
June 16, 1995
POLICE LOG* Ellicott City: 4700 block of Salterforth Place: Vandals threw raw eggs onto a house and pried out its window screen early Tuesday, but police said there was no entry.7800 block of Rockburn Drive: Thieves walked into a home's open garage and took a lawn mower Tuesday, police said.* Elkridge: 100 block of Deep Run Park: A burglar cut a shed's lock and stole lawn equipment Tuesday, police said.6700 block of Montgomery Road: Someone broke a padlock off a storage shed at Grace Episcopal Church early Tuesday, but nothing was taken, police said.
September 3, 1996
Police logElkridge: 6300 Old Washington Blvd.: Someone pried open a door frame and removed a padlock on a storage shed at Water Works car wash Friday morning. Nothing was taken. A man was seen driving away in a late-model small truck. He was described as age 18 to 25, white and wearing tan shorts, a multicolored shirt and a baseball cap.Ellicott City: 6100 block of Meadowridge Road: A construction trailer was broken into, but nothing was taken. A lock on the door was cut.Pub Date: 9/03/96
February 16, 1996
The owner of an Edgewater landscaping company told police someone cut the padlock off a barn door and stole lawn equipment worth more than $5,200 between Tuesday evening and 10 a.m. Wednesday.Richard Easterling, 30, owner of Rix Landscaping and Lawn Service told police he stored his equipment -- two Gravely mowers, a chain saw, an edger, a hedge cutter, two weed cutters, a blower and bolt cutters -- in the barn behind the Edgewater post office in the first block of Mayo Road Tuesday evening.
August 20, 1997
It looks ugly, ridiculous. A thick, case-hardened metal chain with heavy padlock is shackling our family's version of the great outdoors: four wrought-iron chairs and table with striped umbrella.This deck of ours is supposed to stand for good times and summer fun. At the moment, you can't move one chair without moving them all. Has it really come to this? Manacling the furniture?Yesterday, the police officer who recorded our latest theft -- the third in two weeks -- suggested this arrangement as a swift solution for keeping our property where it belongs.
February 10, 2009
Baltimore police are seeking to padlock a city motel deemed to be a public nuisance, officials said. Police have asked the owners of the Executive Inn, in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway in East Baltimore, to attend a hearing at police headquarters to address "repeated crimes of violence taking place at the business," according to a news release. In 2008, police made at least 16 drug-related arrests and responded to more than 30 calls about violent crimes there. A 35-year-old man was found dead in a room at the motel in May 2007.
September 25, 1996
Police logLong Reach: April Brook/Dried Earth Boulevard: A trowel and a compactor were taken between 3: 30 p.m. Friday and 8: 30 a.m. Monday from a storage trailer at MV Construction. Someone had pried off the lock.Long Reach: 6100 block of Dobbin Road: Someone cut the padlock to a trailer at a Target store under construction and stole about $3,000 in construction equipment late Sunday or early Monday.Long Reach: 8100 block of Lark Brown Road: A white Ford Tempo, Maryland license tags CRG 893, was stolen about 4 p.m. Saturday.