Comfort Bear Program helped by donationsDonations from...

Comfort Bear Program helped by donations

Donations from area businesses will keep the Comfort Bear Program from going into hibernation, state police at the Bel Air barracks said last week.


Stuffed animals in the Comfort Bear Program are used to help soothe children who are victims of traffic accidents, domestic disputes and other traumatic situations handled by troopers.

Two of the stuffed toys are carried in the trunk of state police cars and handed out when needed.


A cuddly bear has an immediate calming effect on children and leaves the child with a positive image of a trooper, state police said.

Teen-ager's bike stolen outside video store

A 17-year-old from the 1300 block of Kiwi Lane told Havre de Grace police that another youth stole his brown mountain bike while he was inside the Video Venture II store in the 200 block of N. Washington St. at 5:30 p.m. last Sunday.

When last seen fleeing on the bicycle, the juvenile suspect was wearing a red sports jacket with black sleeves, blue jeans and a baseball cap.

The loss was valued at $100.

Video camera, tapes stolen from car

A Havre de Grace woman told police that someone broke into her 1988 Dodge Aries while it was parked in the 700 block of Erie St. between Nov. 8 and Nov. 15.

Police said the items stolen were a Sony Camcorder, a black camera case and videotapes.


The loss was valued at $823.


* 100 block of Pine Creek Way: Theft of lumber from a construction site Nov. 10. The loss was valued at $405.

Bel Air

* 1200 block of Starmount Lane: Attempted burglary at a residence Nov. 11. Damage to drywall, storm window and steel door with deadbolt. The damage was valued at $600.



* 4600 block of Compass Point Road: Theft of lumber and

insulation at a construction site Nov. 11. The loss was valued at $597.


* 1600 block of Ashby Square: Theft of jewelry and hunting knives from a residence Nov. 8. The loss was valued at $2,000.


* 3200 block of Sharon Road: A lamb was killed by an undetermined animal at a farm on Oct. 30. The value of the loss is unknown.



* 2300 block of St. Mary's Road: Breaking and entering at a residence Nov. 6. Damage to windows and door. Theft of carburetors, jewelry, clothing, camera and food. The loss and damage were valued at $4,490.