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


Vandalism: The Carrolltowne Elementary School custodian reported that someone spray-painted "SK8" on the rear brick wall of the building in the 6500 block of Ridge Road, sometime between 4:30 p.m. June 1 and 6 a.m. June 2.

Vandalism: Someone stuffed cookies into the gasoline tank of a red 1999 Jeep Wrangler parked behind Martin's food store in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd. between 5 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. June 12. Removing the cookies cost $300.


Theft: The lock was pried from a Pepsi machine on the sidewalk at the Gateway Market in the 3000 block of Gamber Road between 9:30 p.m. June 10 and 5:15 a.m. June 11. About $100 was taken, along with $100 worth of soda.

Mount Airy area

Vandalism: A resident of the 4000 block of Old National Pike reported June 15 that the lawn had been damaged by vehicles driven over it.

Attempted burglary: A screen was pried from the rear window of a house trailer in the 4300 block of Elm Drive between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 10 and the flowers under it were trampled. The park manager said it was the third incident this month.

Burglary: An estimated $75 cash was discovered stolen from a register at Reading Equipment & Distribution Inc. in the 1000 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. after a security alarm sounded at 1:30 a.m. June 4. Someone had entered through a sliding glass window at the front of the building.

Sykesville area

Burglary: Someone stole $125 in coins, as well as checks, a Social Security card and bank cards from a home in the 5800 block of Mineral Hill Road between 8:50 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 8. A screen was cut and a brick thrown through a window. Someone went through several dressers and cabinets and took a lock box from a desk.

Union Bridge

Industrial accidents: A 43-year-old employee of Lehigh Cement Co. was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 2 p.m. June 16, about an hour after he cut his leg. The man was driving a self-propelled lift on the company grounds off Quaker Hill Road when he hit a pothole, causing him to fall against the metal of the bucket.

A 39-year old employee was injured at Lehigh about 2 p.m. June 13, when a pneumatic flow-control valve closed on his left wrist.

Westminster area

Burglary: Electronic equipment and a digital camera were taken between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. June 15 from Positive Exposure in the 400 block of Ridge Road.

Theft: A cellular telephone, a CD player and about 300 CDs, all valued at $270, were reported stolen June 2 from Simply the Best tow lot in the 100 block of Railroad Ave., where the victim's green 1995 Pontiac Ventura was towed June 1. The telephone was used beginning 10:30 p.m. June 1.

Theft: A resident of the 600 block of Garden Court bought a $140 gazebo and left it in the box in her driveway at 6:30 p.m. June 11, then found it missing when she returned at 11:30 p.m.

Theft: About $25 was taken from two unlocked white Chevrolet vehicles parked behind a home in the 3500 block of Littlestown Pike between 8 p.m. June 3 and 8 a.m. June 4. It was one of several similar cases in the area recently.


Theft: A city employee discovered a parking meter missing from a parking lot in the first block of E. Main St. at 9:16 a.m. June 15. The meter was valued at $1,050.

Theft: A Coca-Cola employee reported June 10 that about $210 had been stolen from a vending machine on Tuc Road.

Theft: A resident of the first block of John St. reported at 11:49 a.m. June 10 that someone had stolen a $100 Weed Eater.

Vandalism: Someone threw a small piece of concrete through a storm window at a home in the 100 block of W. Main St, causing about $50 damage. It was reported at 5:26 a.m. June 10.

Vandalism: A resident of the first block of Ralph St. reported at 12:14 a.m. June 12 that someone had damaged a garage door and knocked over a Honda motorcycle, breaking the window of a Chevrolet Blazer. The damage was estimated at $1,300.

Theft: A resident of the 100 block of E. Green St. reported the theft of power tools valued at $785 at 11:38 p.m. June 12.

Theft: An employee of East Coast Machining in the 100 block of Airport Drive reported at 9 a.m. June 13 that about $18,000 worth of aluminum had been taken from a Dumpster on the property.

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