December 8, 2010
Olney-based Sandy Spring Bank warned Wednesday that counterfeit cashier's checks bearing the institution's name and routing number are in circulation. The company has notified the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., a government corporation that guarantees bank deposits, of the counterfeit checks. The checks use the bank's routing number – 055001096 – and display an inaccurate security feature. According to Sandy Spring, the fake checks display a security feature statement embedded in a darkened top border and along the bottom border, between two padlock icons.
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
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.
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.
December 29, 1995
An Anne Arundel County Detention Center inmate who suffered a broken cheekbone in an attack by another inmate filed a $2 million lawsuit yesterday claiming negligence on the part of jail officials.In his suit, filed in Anne Arundel Circuit Court, Reginald R. Brooks says jail officials gave his assailant a padlock that the man put in a sock and used to strike him on Feb. 14, 1994. The suit claims jail officials knew the inmate "had a propensity, to utilize the padlock in a negligent and unsafe manner, that was likely to cause physical harm to others."
February 18, 2014
A plea posted on Facebook over the weekend by a North Carolina woman has drawn locks of attention and within 48 hours, a resolution from Ocean City officials. Lauren Burr said that when she and her husband were dating in 2008, they visited Ocean City's boardwalk and sealed their love with a lock placed on a post near a bench at Dorchester Street. The couple later married and started a family. Before their daughter Claire was born, they visited Ocean City and added a second smaller lock to the original one in her honor, carving a 'C' into the metal.
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.