Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from state and local police and sheriff's reports in Carroll County.
Theft -- A 17-foot, white Coleman Fleetwood camper was stolen from the side of a house in the 5800 block of Miriam Drive near Victor Drive between midnight and 1 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police at the Westminster barracks. The 1996 camper, with Maryland registration number 759191G, was valued at $4,000
Theft -- Someone stole a denim purse from a bag hanging on the back of the guidance office door Oct. 24 at Carrolltowne Elementary School in the 6500 block of Ridge Road, according to state police. The purse included about $50, a $98 endorsed check and three credit cards, two of which had been used at Martin's Food, a McDonald's, a Food Lion and an Exxon station near the area of the theft.
Burglary -- A Honda 5500 generator valued at $3,000 was stolen after someone cut the lock off a trailer in a restaurant parking lot in the 3000 block of Gamber Road between 5 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5:30 a.m. Nov. 7, according to state police.
Vandalism -- A resident of the first block of W. Betty Place reported that the rear window was broken on her green 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 4, according to state police.
Vandalism -- The rear window of a silver-colored 1986 Mercury Cougar was broken overnight Nov. 5 to Nov. 6, while it was parked in the 2300 block of Old Fort Schoolhouse Road, according to state police.
Mount Airy area
Theft -- A young man walked out of the Food Lion in the 1300 block of S. Main St. with about $48 worth of Crest White Strips, Dulcolax and Nyquil in his pockets at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police. He escaped with a woman driving a white, two-door car with West Virginia license plates.
Assault -- A man forced his way into a home on Coe Drive at 4:51 a.m. Nov. 6, according to Deputy Jeffrey Miller of the Carroll County sheriff's office. Authorities arrested Steven Michael Stocksdale, 39, of Marriottsville and charged him with second-degree assault on a resident, destruction of property and theft of a cell phone.
Fire -- Firefighters used chain saws, rakes, leaf blowers and portable water tanks to create a fire break around a wind-driven blaze in about 3 acres of woods Thursday afternoon behind the 7700 block of Stoney Ridge Drive off Arrington Road, said Bill Rehkopf, spokesman for the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department. Members of five companies fought the blaze for about 2 1/2 hours.
Burglary -- Someone stole a white-and-yellow, 3.5 hp Teel water pump and a black-and-yellow John Deere generator between Oct. 7 and 11 from a maintenance building in the 1300 block of Raincliffe Road, which may have been unlocked, according to Maryland State Trooper Shane L. Bussard. The value of the equipment, owned by the Maryland Environmental Service, was placed at $1,500. A chain to a work bench had been hacksawed.
Theft -- A teenage boy took a $1.99 disposable lighter from the CVS pharmacy in the 1400 block of Liberty Road at 4:48 p.m. Nov. 1, according to state police.
Assault -- A juvenile was charged with first-degree assault Nov. 7, and another was charged with hindering a police investigation into the injury of a youth who was wounded in the eye with a BB gun about 10 p.m. in the 100 block of Carnival Drive, Taneytown police said.
Disorderly conduct -- A Taneytown police officer patrolling the 100 block of Carnival Drive on Nov. 1 charged a 30-year-old man with setting off fireworks without a permit, failing to obey an order and disorderly conduct.
Theft -- A license plate was reported missing from a vehicle on Antrim Boulevard at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 7, Taneytown police said.
Theft -- A large cardboard box containing 50 phlebotomy kits - with hypodermic needles to draw blood, tubes, tourniquets, sterile pads and alcohol swabs - was reported stolen from the front porch of a home in the 3400 block of Uniontown Road Nov. 5, according to state police. An unusual amount of foot traffic in the area was attributed to the Francis Scott Key High School homecoming.
Theft -- A purse containing $40, a wedding ring and credit cards was reported stolen sometime between Oct. 11 and 28 from a resident of the 3400 block of Uniontown Road, according to state police. The purse was found Oct. 28 in some bushes a few houses away, minus the cash.
Burglary -- A 5000-watt Coleman generator and an Encore Premier lawn mower - together valued at more than $3,000 - were stolen after someone entered the side window of a garage at a home in the 4600 block of Arthur Shipley Road between noon and 6 p.m. Oct. 24, according to state police. Two long planks apparently used to load the equipment into a vehicle were left outside.
Attempted robbery -- A group of four adults and juveniles confronted a young man putting gasoline into a lawn tractor about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the BP station in the 2100 block of Baltimore Blvd. and two of them punched him in the face and demanded money, according to state police. The victim refused and obtained the license plate number of their vehicle. Charges were filed against David Alan Martin, 18, of no fixed address, and Kevin Merle Barrow Jr., 18, of the 4500 block of Sykesville Road, Finksburg.
Attempted robbery -- Maryland state police are seeking a man who tried to grab a purse from a 62-year-old woman and knocked her to the ground Nov. 7 in front of the emergency department of Carroll Hospital Center. The victim kept her purse and refused treatment for a sore shoulder and hip after the attack, reported about 9:45 p.m. at the hospital in the 200 block of Memorial Ave., according to state police. The assailant was described as a thin, dark-haired white man, in his late teens or early 20s, from 5-foot 11-inches to 6-foot 3-inches tall, with an unshaven face, and wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt and dark knit cap. He drove off in a newer model, small, boxy, dark sports utility vehicle.
Chase -- A 33-year-old Germantown man, who fled a radar trap about eight miles south of Westminster Nov. 8, was arrested after a 14-minute chase into town, according to the sheriff's office. Deputy Michael D. Kwarciany said he stopped the driver of a northbound 1990 Pontiac van at 9:39 a.m. on Route 27 south of Dennings Road, clocked at 66 miles an hour in a 50-mile zone, and suspected the man had given a fictitious name. When the deputy asked the man to step out of the vehicle, the driver fled into Westminster at speeds up to 80 mph on Route 27. On East George Street, he drove into a parking lot at the Carroll County Health Department, fled on foot into a residence in the 200 block of Westminster Ave. and hid in a locked bedroom, the deputy said. Milton Darrell Perry, of the 19400 block of Breezedale Lane, was charged with multiple traffic violations and driving on a suspended license. He had a warrant against him for failure to appear for trial on drug charges in Montgomery County, Kwarciany said. Teresa Chafin, 36, of the 200 block of Westminster Ave., also was arrested and charged with assaulting a deputy, obstructing justice and resisting arrest, he said. She was released on $2,500 bail.
Burglary -- About 75 rolls of copper wire valued at $7,000 were stolen from a shop in the 100 block of Liberty St. between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and 7:30 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police. The door frame apparently had been kicked in, but no other shops in the complex appeared to have been disturbed.
Break-in -- Someone entered a duplex home in the 100 block of Liberty St. through an unlocked kitchen window after attempting to pry open the door while the resident was at church between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6, according to state police. Papers and a mattress had been moved and the bathroom cabinet opened, but nothing appeared to have been taken.
Vandalism -- Seven mailboxes in the 2000 block of Old Fridinger Mill Road were damaged during the night Nov. 5, according to the sheriff's office.
Vandalism -- The rear window of a black 1989 Chevrolet Suburban was broken Oct. 31, according to state police. Damage was estimated at $300 to the vehicle, which was parked on Owings Road at Alpine Lane.
Burglary -- A resident of the first block of W. Main St. told city police at 8:40 a.m. Nov. 4 that someone had entered the home and taken $320.
Theft -- Someone took nine cartons of cigarettes valued at about $300 from the Cigarette Depot in the Crossroad Square shopping center, according to a Nov. 7 report to Westminster city police.
Vandalism -- A resident of the 400 block of Baronets Court told Westminster police Nov. 5 that someone had damaged an inflatable turkey seasonal ornament valued at $89.99.
Theft -- A resident of the first block of Pennsylvania Ave. told city police at 7 a.m. Nov. 6 that someone had taken about $150 cash from the home.
Theft -- Both windshield wipers were taken from a Dodge Daytona in the 300 block of Janice Way Nov. 9, city police said.
Vandalism -- The driver's side mirror on a Jeep Liberty, valued at $300, was broken while the vehicle was parked at Wal-Mart about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, city police said.
Vandalism -- Someone punctured three tires, causing an estimated $180 damage, on a Ford LTD in the 200 block of Westminster Ave. Nov. 5, city police said.
Break-in -- An employee of the Westminster Church of the Brethren at Park Avenue and Bond Street told city police at 8 a.m. Oct. 24 that someone had broken into the church, causing $550 damage to doors, windows and a screen.
Theft -- An employee of Fantasy Entertainment in the TownMall of Westminster told city police that someone had damaged a locking mechanism to the massage chairs and stolen $51 between Oct. 1 and 7.
Theft -- An employee of Henry H. Louis company of Owings Mills told city police Oct. 27 that someone had stolen a fuel tank from a construction site in the 200 block of Clifton Blvd. The loss was estimated at $800.
Theft -- An employee at Jiffy Mart in the first block of W. Main St. told city police Oct. 23 that someone had taken a $3.45 sub without paying.
Theft -- A resident of the 600 block of Uniontown Road told city police Oct. 18 that someone had taken cash and a drill, together valued at $203, from his Chevrolet truck.
Theft -- The owners of three vehicles parked on Buck Cash Drive reported at 6:40. a.m. Oct. 19 that someone had taken items including cash, tools, a credit card and a stereo faceplate, all valued at $862, city police said. One car also had $50 damage to the driver's side window.
Theft -- An employee of the Coca-Cola company told city police Oct. 28 that someone had damaged a soda machine and taken cash at the Super Fresh store in Westminster. The loss was estimated at $77.
Vandalism -- The doors of a Jeep Cherokee were scratched and soda sprayed inside the vehicle parked on Falcon Court Oct. 28, city police said.
Vandalism -- A resident of the 400 block of Pinehurst Circle reported that someone had scratched the driver's side fender and broken two wires on a Honda at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 25, city police said.
Vandalism -- The rear window of a Toyota was reported broken Oct. 31 at a residence in the 100 block of E. Main St., city police said.
Vandalism -- A $400 tire was reported damaged on a Jeep Wrangler Oct. 23 in the first block of Main St., city police said.
Theft -- An employee of Regional Homes told city police about 7 a.m. Oct. 24 that someone had stolen construction materials valued at $640 from a site on Pond View Court.
Theft -- A woman told city police at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 that someone had stolen her purse while she was parked at the 140 Village shopping center. The loss was placed at $535.
Theft -- A license plate was reported stolen Oct. 17 from a Chevrolet Beretta parked at the Wal-Mart in Westminster, city police said.
Theft -- A cosmetics bag, a bookbag and a license plate were reported stolen at 11:36 p.m. Oct. 31 from a Ford parked in the Wal-Mart lot, city police said. The items were valued at $295.
Theft -- A purse valued at $5 was reported stolen Oct. 18 from a Lincoln Continental parked in the first block of Liberty St., city police said.