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Vandals strike again at Westminster home

City police are investigating five acts of vandalism and theft at--the Pennsylvania Avenue home of Lou Ann Snyder since May 24.

The latest act occurred Aug. 3, when someone threw a rock through the windshield of her automobile. The rock also damaged the hood. Repair and replacement are estimated at $450.

In the first incident, Ms. Snyder told police that the windshield of her car was broken while it was parked in an open garage.

On June 23, her car battery was stolen while the vehicle was parked outside her home.

Ms. Snyder also reported to investigators that the screens of her house were cut by someone in an attempt to gain entry on July 26 and 28.

Police said they have no suspects at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and 876-8956 (state police). All calls are confidential, and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilation of some of the crimes reported to local and state police:

* Westminster: Route 140: Michael Calabria of Shaeffer Avenue told police that while his car was parked at the Englar Business Center on Aug. 3, someone broke into it and stole personal property valued at $300.

Englar Road: Scott Koerner, of Christy Acre Circle in Mount Airy, said that while his car was parked at a shopping center lot on Aug. 3, someone removed articles worth $352.

East Main Street: A heavy pebble and concrete decorative casing for a 55-gallon trash container, was damaged on Aug. 4. The cost of repair was estimated at $100.

Pennsylvania Avenue: William Burro, of Gillis Road in Mount Airy, told police that someone broke a window and a screen of a residence on Aug. 6. Damage was estimated at $175.

North Ralph Street: Teresa M. Wisner of Washington Road reported that her car, valued at $2,000, was stolen Aug. 6.

Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

* August 3 6:53 p.m., Reese responded and quickly extinguished an automobile fire on Baltimore Boulevard. The incident required only six minutes.

11:19 p.m., Westminster was dispatched to investigate a report of a fire on Uniontown Road.

* August 4 3:02 a.m., Union Bridge responded for smoke investigation on Lightner Street. They were out for 15 minutes.

4:22 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to an alarm sounding on Washington Road.

5:53 p.m. Westminster was dispatched to the scene of an automobile fire on East Main Street.

* August 5 4:17 p.m., Reese and Westminster responded to a diesel oil spill at the Jiffy Mart on Route 140 and Suffolk Road.

* August 6 2:51 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to an alarm sounding on Hahn Road.

5:46 p.m. Hampstead and Arcadia from Baltimore County were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm on Main Avenue.

5:58 p.m. Hampstead and Manchester assisted Baltimore County for a trailer fire on Mount Carmel Road.

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