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Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police and sheriff's reports in Carroll County.


Theft: Fishing tackle and supplies were reported stolen Monday from a storage shed at a home in the 700 block of Hoods Mills Road.

Theft: A woman took $284 from a cash drawer about 4:30 p.m. May 19 at Martin's supermarket in the Freedom Village shopping center in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd., after one woman bought a candy bar and another asked for change in a "quick-change scam," according to Trooper Deborah L. Zittel of the Westminster barracks. A cashier was distracted by a woman with an accent who presented a $20 and two $10 bills and asked for a $50 bill. But the cashier thought an attempt to take money had been foiled until the theft was discovered later on a surveillance tape, which showed a hand in the cash drawer and also showed two women in a green sedan.


Vandalism: Eggs were thrown at the front and rear deck of a home in the 3100 block of Wheatfield Drive about 4 a.m. May 29. A neighbor heard noises and saw two men running toward a red Ford F-150 truck.

Hampstead area

Theft: Someone stole three show-quality St. Croix lambs, two Sullivan's Show Supply Air Express II cattle blow-dryers and a red 1991 Honda TRX-200 ATV from a pen and two open barns at a farm in the 3200 block of Snydersburg Road between May 13 and May 31, according to Trooper Anthony J. Dubas. The owner first noticed the ATV missing, then the lambs and finally the dryers, used when livestock are washed before a show. The items were valued at $1,260.

Shoplifting: Three men were arrested May 28 at the Westminster Burger King shortly after a guard at the Wal-Mart in the 2300 block of Hanover Pike saw one leave the store with a $527 television set, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. One man also was charged with possession of heroin.

Mount Airy

Attempted theft: A woman presented a counterfeit $20 bill that was bleeding green around the edges to buy laundry detergent at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd., according to state police. A manager who tested the bill said the woman did not speak English very well, but another woman with her said she did not know where they obtained the bill.


Theft: Hampstead town police reported a rash of thefts, primarily of coins, from about a dozen vehicles left unlocked in the Highland Estates overnight May 31 to June 1 and in Roberts Field on June 8 to June 9. The thieves skipped computers and purses that were left out, as well as the keys left in one car.

Burglary: Two men have been charged in the burglary of a home in the 3800 block of Shiloh Ave. between 10 a.m. and noon June 1 after entering through an unlocked kitchen window and taking a large jug with several hundred dollars' worth of coins.

Sykesville area

Vandalism: A vehicle parked in the 700 block of Gaither Road was reported spray-painted with graffiti during the night of June 6 to 7, according to the Carroll County sheriff's office.


Assault: A 19-year-old man sustained cuts to his left arm and face in an assault Wednesday night at the McDonald's restaurant at 520 East Baltimore St., an incident that may be related to the Crips gang, Taneytown police said. Police were seeking a suspect, who has tattoos of "Crime, "Loco" and "OLGC" on his right forearm and the left side of his neck.

Union Bridge

Theft: Cash and prescription medicine were reported stolen between 8 p.m.. June 6 and 7:30 a.m. June 7 from the Frederick Memorial Hospital Professional Center in the 100 block of N. Main St

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