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Charging documents show man stole jewelry, handguns in burglaries

Charging documents show man stole jewelry, handguns in burglaries
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An 18-year-old Westminster man who court documents indicate was on probation in connection with juvenile offenses was arrested Friday morning on charges relating to two area burglaries. Police say he was apprehended after trying to run away from his home.

Nicholas Phillip Kibler Cole, 18, of the 3900 block of Old Hanover Road, is charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, theft less than $1,000 and theft $1,000 to less than $10,000, according to electronic court files.

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Cole was being held on $50,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center after a bail review hearing Tuesday morning.

Carroll County Sheriff's deputies were sent to a Westminster home Thursday, Aug. 28, to investigate a report of a suspicious person; someone believed to have been Coal was seen running through the neighborhood holding a bag, according to court documents. The person who made the report became suspicious because of recent burglaries, according to court documents.

The deputies went to Cole's home and spoke with a relative who told them Cole was on probation for several juvenile charges and had a GPS monitor attached to his ankle, according to court documents. The relative told police Cole was trying to run away after having tested positive for narcotics, according to the documents.

The relative gave deputies a plastic bag containing jewelry and coins, which were later matched to items recently reported stolen from two area homes, according to the documents. The stolen items included jewelry, cash and two handguns, according to the documents.

Reach staff writer Heather Cobun at 410-857-7898 or email heather.cobun@carrollcountytimes.com.

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