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2 teen-agers charged in mailbox destruction

Howard County police have charged two teen-agers with destroying mailboxes early yesterday in Ellicott City.

Because of their ages, the teens' identities were not released. They were charged with destruction of property and released to their parents' custody, police said.

About 3:30 a.m. yesterday, police received a tip that two people in a vehicle were destroying mailboxes in the 9200 block of

Maple Rock Drive, police said.

Police traced the suspects through a vehicle tag number provided by a witness. Police are conducting an investigation to learn if the pair is responsible for 12 similar incidents in the area.


* Ellicott City: 3100 block of Normandy Woods Drive: Someone removed a window screen from a residence and broke the window between Friday and Saturday. Once inside, the intruder stole an undisclosed amount of cash.

8300 block of Montgomery Run Road: A blue 1991 Honda motorcycle was stolen between 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday. The Maryland license plates are 4615D1.

* Elkridge: 6100 block of Hanover Road: Someone entered a residence between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, ransacked the place and stole property.

5700 block of Railroad Ave.: Partitions on the side of an air conditioner were cut between 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Police believe the partitions were cut to remove the cooling unit from the window.

6100 block of Route 1: Someone shattered a laundry room window at the White Elk Motel between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 6:20 a.m. Saturday. Entry was not gained.

6600 block of Montgomery Road: Two white wicker chairs were stolen from a patio between 1:30 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Sunday. The chairs are valued at $100.

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