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POLICE BLOTTER

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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

Eldersburg

Assault -- Steven V. Louis, 28, of Westminster was charged Sept. 15 with attempted second-degree murder, assault and other offenses after a shooting that day. A gunman confronted a Sykesville man just before 1 a.m. outside E.A. Poe's Restaurant & Pub in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd. The gunman fired three to five shots, state police said, but none struck the victim, who sustained two small cuts while fleeing into nearby woods.

Theft -- A resident of the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd. reported that someone stole a cellular telephone between Sept. 10 and Sept. 12, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Vandalism -- Someone threw a hammer through the driver's side window of a black 1993 Jeep Cherokee between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6, while it was parked beside Carroll County Jewelry and Loan, a pawn shop in the 1900 block of Dickenson Road.

Finksburg

Vandalism -- Someone removed four light bulbs from a garage in the 2400 block of Shawnee Drive and put them under the tires of a van overnight Sept. 9 to 10, according to state police. The tires were not damaged.

Theft -- About 80 pieces of plywood and 60 two-by-fours valued at $1,533 were reported missing Sept. 15 from a house under construction by Engle Homes of Glen Burnie in the 3100 block of Lakewood Manor Drive, according to state police.

Theft -- Four drills and a circular saw were among items valued at $1,480, reported stolen Sept. 7 in the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike. State police said someone forced open the locked utility cap tool box in the truck bed of a red 1993 Chevrolet 2500.

Keymar

Vandalism -- Someone used a wicker basket and a cloth lunch bag to hold down the accelerator of a black 1995 Chevrolet Beretta, causing it to travel about 225 feet and crash into the garage of a home in the 2000 block of Reifsnider Road about 3 a.m. Sept. 9, according to state police. About $2,000 damage resulted when a brick wall was destroyed and minor structural occurred.

Mount Airy

Vandalism -- Someone broke the window of a home in the 5900 block of Cabbage Spring Road with a golf ball on Sept. 10, according to state police. The owner, of Arab descent, told police the recurring vandalism occurs near Sept. 11.

Theft -- A woman in a light blue 1992 Ford station wagon drove off without paying for $47.70 worth of gasoline at 7 a.m. Sept. 8 from the Ridgeville Gas & Go, in the first block of E. Ridgeville Blvd., according to state police. The car owner promised that her daughter would return and pay for the 14.9 gallons of regular unleaded.

Theft -- A woman left the Food Lion in the 1300 block S. Main St. with about $140 worth of Crest White Strips and Prilosec OTC in her purse Sept. 9, according to state police.

Theft -- Someone caused about $175 damage and took an estimated $150 from a Coca-Cola machine outside Food Lion in the 1300 block of S. Main St. between Aug. 28 and Sept. 1, according to state police.

Vandalism -- Someone shot a BB through the rear window of a Verizon 2000 Dodge Ram work van parked in the company lot in the 1300 block of S. Main St. overnight Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, causing about $500 damage, according to state police.

Mount Airy area

Arrest -- A 19-year-old Westminster-area man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after sheriff's Deputy Kristofer Emery saw a littering violation and stopped a silver Ford truck on Route 27 near Gillis Road about 9 p.m. Sept. 20.

New Windsor

Recovered -- Deputy Jonathan Light is investigating the ownership of two new BMX Wipeout bicycles found abandoned in town Sept. 13, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Silver Run

Theft -- Someone stole a Stihl Model FS 250 grass trimmer from a county vehicle parked on Rhinehart Road between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Sept. 15, according to the sheriff's office.

Sykesville area

Theft -- A Sykesville resident said someone stole her purse, which contained a driver's license and credit cards. The cards were used to purchase $346 worth of items at gasoline stations, pharmacies, grocery stores and elsewhere, according to state police. She told police that she did not know when or where the purse was stolen.

Vandalism -- The door of a white aluminum mailbox was knocked off Sept. 4 in the 5200 block of Freter Road.

Attempted theft -- Boxes of laxative, Crest White Strips and Oil of Olay eye serum were taken from CVS pharmacy in the 1400 block of Liberty Road by a man who stuffed them down his pants about 11 a.m. Sept. 14, according to state police. The suspect, who told police he needed money to pay bills and get food, said he also had taken two digital camcorder batteries previously at RadioShack in Eldersburg

Taneytown area

Theft -- About 100 gallons of gasoline valued at $350 was reported stolen from an outside tank near a barn in the 4100 block of Bull Frog Road near the Frederick County line between 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 8 a.m. Sept. 5, according to state police.

Union Bridge

Attempted burglary -- Someone broke a window in an attempt to enter a home in the first block of S. Benedum St. on Sept. 21, according to the sheriff's office.

Theft -- A pupil at Francis Scott Key High School, 3825 Bark Hill Road, reported a missing portable CD player, valued at $50, Sept. 19, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Union Mills

Theft -- Someone caused about $2,000 damage and took about $100 after prying open a Pepsi machine in a parking lot in the 3800 block of Littlestown Pike between Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, according to state police.

Westminster area

Theft -- About $8,000 in old equipment, including a snow plow attachment, a backhoe attachment and a red utility trailer, were stolen from the rear yard of a vacant farmhouse in the 2100 block of Sykesville Road between Aug. 25 and Sept. 12, according to state police.

Vandalism -- Someone broke out the passenger window of a white Toyota 4Runner in the 3000 block of Nicodemus Road the night of Sept. 1 and threw clothes from the vehicle into the street.

Assault -- A 37-year-old Frederick man was treated at Carroll Hospital Center for minor injuries and then released Sept. 18, after he told state police that a man he was riding with in a black Toyota 4Runner drove into a cornfield off Kate Wagner Road near Gist Road, pulled a handgun and accused him of having an affair with the man's wife. The victim told police he fled and tried to flag down several motorists on Kate Wagner Road, one of whom called police at 8:15 p.m. After a search in Carroll, Harford and Baltimore counties and in Hagerstown, a Hagerstown man was arrested near his home the next morning. He was charged with first-degree assault, false imprisonment and handgun violations in Carroll County. He also was charged by Hagerstown police with assaulting his wife Sept. 17.

Burglary -- Two men reportedly entered an unlocked basement in the 500 block of Marshall Drive Sept. 16 and took $60, an Xbox system and seven games, according to state police.

Vehicle theft -- A silver 2002 Nissan Xterra SUV was reported stolen at 10:26 a.m. Aug. 3 from a pacemaker vendor at the Carroll Hospital Center. She said she left her vehicle running in front of the main lobby at 200 Memorial Drive to retrieve some medical equipment, according to state police. She said she saw a bearded man who had been sitting on a bench outside driving away in the vehicle, which was recovered about 11:30 a.m. in Baltimore by a man who said he had rented it from another in exchange for heroin.

Vandalism -- Bricks were thrown through the windows of a 1988 Toyota Camry and a 1990 Chevrolet Cavalier parked at a home the 200 block of Hook Road on Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, according to state police. Damage was estimated at $400.

Vandalism -- Someone threw a pumpkin at a black 1999 Pontiac Grand Am in the 800 block of Old Manchester Road some time overnight Sept. 17 to 18, causing about $200 damage, according to state police.

Theft -- A black leather purse containing a $100 Sanyo cellular telephone, prescription Prevacid and a New Windsor Bank card was stolen Sept. 17 from a field at the Maryland Wine Festival at 500 S. Center St. sometime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. after the owner put it in a food bag, according to state police.

Vandalism -- A 12-by-12-inch front window was broken when someone threw eggs at it about 1 a.m. Aug. 2, according to state police.

Theft -- A man and woman took two 18-gallon Rubbermaid totes and filled them with unknown items before speeding from the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Carroll Plaza about 5 p.m. Sept. 17 in a light-blue sedan, according to state police.

Vandalism -- Someone fired a pellet gun at a bedroom window and a front door window of a home in the 1100 block of Old Manchester Road about 5 a.m. Sept. 16, and shattered the rear window of a 2004 Audi station wagon, causing about $400 damage, according to state police.

Vandalism -- Someone destroyed four lanterns valued at $800 mounted outside the Kremer Insurance Agency in the 400 block of E. Main St. overnight Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, according to state police. An employee said there had been previous problems with light bulbs unscrewed and flower pots overturned.

Vandalism -- Someone threw rocks at a green 2001 Volkswagen Beetle that had run out of gas about 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and was left parked on the shoulder in the 900 block Stone Chapel Road, according to state police. Damage to the driver's side and rear windows was estimated at $400.

Westminster

Theft -- Someone damaged a vending machine and two video games, taking about $500 in coins, at the Family Center in the first block of Longwell Ave., Westminster police said. An employee reported the crime at 5:40 a.m. Sept. 20.

Theft -- A Sheetz employee told city police that someone stole $140 worth of gasoline at 5:49 p.m. Sept. 11.

Attempted burglary -- A resident of Schaffer Avenue told city police at 8:26 a.m. Sept. 13 that someone had attempted to enter the home.

Vandalism -- Several vehicles were reported damaged along East Main Street at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17, city police said. At 11:46 p.m., an employee of Main Street Signs on East Main St. reported $250 damage to her antenna.

Theft -- A Samsung cellular telephone valued at $50 was reported stolen Sept. 14 from the city playground, city police said.

Vandalism -- A tire was reported damaged on a vehicle parked at a residence in the 100 block of E. Green St. Sept. 16, city police said.

Vandalism -- An $87 tire was reported slashed on a Jeep Cherokee parked in the 100 block of E. Main St. on Sept. 20, city police said.

Armed robbery -- A 39-year-old suspect was arrested Sept. 14, hours after the Sheetz gasoline and convenience store in the 300 block of E. Main St. was robbed about 4 a.m. by a man with a butcher knife. Michael Carl Kovacs, of no fixed address, was taken before a Carroll County District Court commissioner on nine charges, including armed robbery, assault and possession of crack cocaine.

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