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
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.
February 13, 1994
Wanda lifts a swollen hand to her face, scratches her nose and tells the eternal lie about quitting the heroin habit.Her eyelids are at half-mast, and her voice is the low grumble of the junkie as she talks about life on the street in the white glow of the Marylander Motel sign on Pulaski Highway."
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.
September 15, 2011
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. Phoenix Poplar Hill Road , 13600 block, between noon and 1 p.m. Sept. 6. A 1993 Ford F-150 pickup truck reported stolen and later returned. Sparks Falls Road , 15300 block, between 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Padlock on garage door cut and door handle broken, but no entry gained.