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Police to patrol bike trail to prevent indecent exposure


County police say they will start making periodic checks of the Baltimore-Annapolis bike trail to prevent further incidents of indecent exposure, said Officer Randy Bell, a department spokesman.

Two such incidents have have occurred in the last two days. The first was shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday near Waterford Road. Police answered a call about a man who had exposed himself. They saw a man who fit the description but did not catch him, police said.

Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked up to a woman on a parking lot in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway, exposed himself, then ran south on the bike trail. Police again searched the area but could not find the suspect.

Police believe the same man is responsible for both incidents, Officer Bell said.

Three charged in theft after car is stopped


County police arrested two 18-year-olds and a juvenile on theft charges early Wednesday after an officer stopped their car on Fort Smallwood Road near Hilltop Road and found suspected stolen goods inside, officials said.

Daniel Kenneth Rittgers of the 5300 block of Brookwood Road, Michael David Raynor of the 300 block of Lindera Court and a 16-year-old were charged with theft and destruction to an

automobile, police said.

An Eastern District officer noticed three youths in a car leaving the scene of a theft from a Jeep shortly after 2:30 a.m., police said. The officer stopped their car and searched it, recovering two speakers worth $310, a screwdriver, a flashlight, a pair of pliers and the owner's manual and insurance papers for the Jeep that had been broken into, police said.

The owner of the Jeep identified the speakers as his, police said. He told police he had seen two youths use a flashlight as they broke a front and rear window to steal the speakers, police said. The damage to the Jeep was estimated at $350.

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