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18-year-old from Bel Air served summons for vandalism caused by slingshot

The 18-year-old who allegedly used a slingshot to fire marbles and bullets at windows was served a summons Friday, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office said.

Robert Thomas Dolan, 18, of the 1100 block of Oak Ridge Court in Bel Air, is facing seven counts of vandalism more than $1,000 and three counts of vandalism less than $1,000.

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A trial is scheduled Aug. 12, according to online court records.

Dolan is charged by the sheriff’s office in connection with a handful of incidents in the last week, primarily in the Bel Air area but also one in Joppa.

Dolan is charged in connection with the following incidents, estimated to have caused $9,400 in damage: the 200 and 300 blocks of Princeton Lane in Bel Air; 700 Reckord Road in Monkton; the first block of Brooks Road in Bel Air; the 800 block of Delray Drive in Forest Hill; the 100 block of Meadow Road in Bel Air; the 2000 block of Garden Drive in Forest Hill; the 1000 block of Rosemont Drive in Joppa; and the 800 block of Bernadette Drive in Forest Hill, according to charging documents.

In most of the incidents, the suspect used marbles or unfired bullets, said Kyle Andersen, a public information specialist for the sheriff’s office. The bullets were still in their casings.

More charges could be filed by the Sheriff’s Office if additional incidents arise, Andersen said.

Charges could also be filed by Maryland State Police and Bel Air Police Department, who are investigating similar incidents.

After local police were told to be on the lookout for a vehicle connected to the incidents — a red pickup truck seen on video surveillance — a Bel Air officer stopped a truck matching the description on May 30 in the 200 block of Baltimore Pike.

During a search of Dolan and his truck, police found two clear plastic containers clear marbles in them, one with 27, the other with 95, as well as 10 other marbles, three 9 mm bullets, a container of black diamond metal BBs and an air pistol, according to charging documents.

Dolan was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office, which released him and issued a summons charging him in several of the incidents.

Dolan was unable to be reached for comment. Court records did not list an attorney for Dolan. A phone number listed for his address was no longer in service.

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