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3 charged in recreation center burglary


Three youths were charged as juveniles Monday morning with vandalizing and burglarizing several buildings at the Davidsonville Family Recreation Center, county police said.

All three boys -- a 17-year-old from Odenton, a 17-year-old from Gambrills and a 16-year-old from Crofton -- were released to their parents. Each was charged with five counts of destruction of property, theft, trespassing and burglary, police said.

Police received an anonymous tip about 4 a.m. about a burglary in progress at the recreation center in the 3700 block of Queen Anne Bridge Road. Officers caught three youths as they were about to leave, police said.

Office equipment was destroyed or stolen, tiles were ripped from the ceiling, windows were smashed, equipment in a radio tower was damaged, and toys, art projects, athletic uniforms and equipment were stolen, police said.

Police believe the youths climbed a 6-foot-high fence round the recreation center and broke into the Boy Scout, YMCA, preschool and athletic association buildings, and the radio tower.

$2,700 ready for bank stolen from tire store

A thief stole more than $2,700 ready for bank deposit from a Performance Discount Tire store Sunday morning, county police said.

The store's manager went to the business in the first block of Hudson Street about 2:45 a.m. after Officer Robert Rosso found a door open and a burglar alarm sounding. There was no sign of forced entry. The manager checked the store but didn't notice anything missing, police said.

About 11 a.m. Monday, the manager realized the receipts for April 13 and 14 were missing. The receipts had been in a bank bag inside a tire in the stock room. Police said they have no suspects.

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