Adult, juvenile sought in series of burglaries


Taneytown police are searching for a man and a male juvenile in the investigation of a series of burglaries after the arrest of a 19-year-old man Saturday night.

Lawrence Richard Horner of the 200 block of Roth Ave. initially was arrested on a charge of assault and battery after a youth had his nose broken Saturday.

Mr. Horner later was charged with five counts of burglary and theft, four counts of malicious destruction of property and one count each of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Taneytown Police Chief Mel Diggs said Pfc. Edward Engel arrested a man on an assault charge and found a small package of marijuana in his pocket. Also recovered in the man's pockets were an assortment of new baseball cards and a large quantity of coins, the officer said.

Officers Engel, Tim Gressen and Cpl. Mark Lott questioned the man and learned the baseball cards were stolen from the Sheetz market on East Baltimore Street.

Four other shops were broken into and money and tools were stolen within one hour before the arrest, the officers said.

Officers also are investigating the theft of charitable donation containers from a McDonald's restaurant and the burglary at a meat shop last month, they said.

Two other people are being sought in the burglaries, police said.

Mr. Horner's bond was set at $100,000. He was being held at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday afternoon.

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