Westminster man arrested for theft, drug possession

Carroll County Times

A Westminster man was charged July 13 after allegedly stealing and pawning a Dewalt miter saw and Ridgid inspection camera, and possessing crack cocaine.

Kirk Randall Witzen Jr., of the 1700 block of Sykesville Road, was charged with one count each of theft under $1,500, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of contraband in a place of confinement. He was released on $2,000 unsecured personal bond that same day, according to electronic court records.

According to the statement of probable cause, Westminster police were called to a home after a theft was reported. A husband and wife had stated items were missing from their home, and they had been notified by Witzen that he had sold the miter saw at a Westminster pawn shop. In the text message he sent to them, Witzen also “apologized for being a ‘junky,’” the report states.

When the police checked with the pawn shop, they saw that Witzen had traded the two stolen items on July 11 for a total of $400. Witzen later admitted to the theft and told police he had crack cocaine in his car, according to the report.

Police found a burnt clear glass pipe under a floor mat with trace amounts of crack cocaine, as well as an uncapped needle under the passenger’s seat and brass metal filters in a contact lens case, according to the statement. They also found three vials with a white powdery substance, identified by police as crack cocaine. When Witzer was brought to Carroll County Central Booking, intake staff later found more crack cocaine in his shoe, the report says.

Witzen did not return calls for comment.

His court date is scheduled for Sept. 19, according to electronic court records.

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