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


Vandalism: The property manager at Carrolltowne Village apartments reported that a Goodyear tire valued at $120 was punctured on a white 1999 Ford Explorer while it was parked on the lot in the 6500 block of Carrolltowne Village Drive, sometime between 10 p.m. June 10 and 5:30 p.m. June 11, according to state Trooper John M. Knight. He said the owner suspected retaliation for his attempt to enforce community rules.

Mount Airy area

Shoplifting: Oil of Olay skin-care products valued at about $462 were stolen from the Super Fresh grocery store in the 500 block of E. Ridgeville Blvd. about 3 p.m. June 15, according to state Trooper Shane L. Bussard. After a customer gave the manager a vehicle description and license plate number, a red 2003 Ford Explorer was stopped and one of five men inside was charged with theft.

Vandalism: A mailbox was destroyed in the 7100 block of Watersville Road. It was reported June 18 to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Vandalism: Tires were damaged on a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Buffalo Road. The vandalism was reported June 18, according to the sheriff's office.

New Windsor

Theft: A resident of the 100 block of Church St. reported June 20 that more than $500 worth of jewelry had been stolen from the home, according to the sheriff's office.

Sykesville area

Vandalism: A crack on the passenger side caused about $200 damage to the front windshield of a white 2001 Ford Ranger while it was parked in front of a home in the 7000 block of Saddle Drive between 6 p.m. June 18 and 2:30 p.m. June 19, state police said.

Westminster area

Vandalism: The custodian at Robert Moton Elementary School discovered a front window broken and about $1,280 in damage at 8 p.m. June 19 when he decided to stop by and check on the school after attending a school play at nearby Westminster High School, according to state Trooper Jon M. McGee. The damage to a wooden plant pot, a black metal mailbox, the glass in two front entrance doors, and two 6-foot-by-4-foot double-pane windows occurred sometime after 4 p.m. June 17.

Burglary: A 1983 John Deere lawn tractor was reported stolen June 22 from a storage shed at the sports fields at Friendship Valley Elementary School, according to the sheriff's office.

Vandalism: Three boys, ages 15 to 17, were charged as juveniles after they first tried to borrow and then bought eggs at 2:30 a.m. June 17, according to state police. A resident of the 1000 block of Plum Tree Run Drive reported that his daughter's car and the walls of her and his son's bedrooms had been egged, and the empty carton left in his mailbox.


Burglary: A Charles Street resident told city police June 18 that someone had entered his home by a window and taken stereo speakers valued at $300.

Theft: A Charles Street resident reported June 19 that someone had taken a black gas grill and a tan cooler with tools inside, all valued at $2,600, city police said.

Vandalism: A Liberty Street resident reported the rear window of a vehicle was shattered June 22, city police said. The loss was estimated at $300.

Vandalism: A resident of East Green Street reported about $500 damage to a vehicle June 20 at 3:30 a.m., city police said.

Vandalism: The rear window of a vehicle at the Len Stoler used car lot was reported shattered June 22, city police said. The damage was estimated at $300.

Vandalism: A Bishop Court resident told city police June 22 at 5:27 a.m. that someone broke the driver's side window of a vehicle there.

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