A Westminster man was arrested March 26 after he allegedly stole several items, including a bicycle valued at $5,000.
Scott Gregory Woolridge, 19, of the 200 block of Mandy Drive, was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, theft scheme, theft, and rogue and vagabond. He was released on his own recognizance, according to court records.
According to the statement of charges, a $5,000 black and white road bicycle and a $222 Razor electric mountain bike were stolen from an opened garage in the 900 block of Rolling Ridge Drive in Westminster overnight in early November 2018. The victim told police he found an open Gatorade bottle in his yard that matched the Gatorades in his garage.
In early March, police were contacted by the victim, who said he saw his bike on the website Craigslist. Police met with the seller, who told the officer he had purchased it from an individual who was not charged in the theft scheme.
An analysis of latent prints on the Gatorade bottle performed by Maryland State Police identified Woolridge; another police officer identified Woolridge as the suspect in two cases, one from October and one from November, according to the statement.