Westminster Neighborhoods Targeted by Vandals, Thieves Sunday

Westminster's Greenbrier and Judges Fancy neighborhoods sustained more than $4,000 in damages.

Early Sunday morning, thieves and vandals removed nearly $1,500 worth of items from unlocked vehicles and caused more than $4,000 in damage in the Judges Fancy and Greenbrier neighborhoods, according to police.

The damage included shattered car windshields, bent antennas and smashed mailboxes and other property, police said.  Thieves removed nearly $1,500 of portable electronics, change, jewelry and prescription drugs from several unlocked vehicles, caused more than $4,000 in damage, and were able to leave the area undetected, according to police reports.  

Sheriff’s Deputies and Crime Scene Technicians worked on scene much of the day collecting information from crime victims and processing the 27 vandalized vehicles for fingerprint and DNA evidence, police said. 

Police urge residents to roll-up car windows, lock car doors and remove valuables from sight when leaving a vehicle unattended.  Also, residents are asked to report unfamiliar vehicles and persons roaming neighborhoods and parking lots during the late evening and early morning hours. 

Anyone with information about these incidents, or did not make a report to police is asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-2900, or the toll free anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-TIPP (8477). 

Robin Nicole August 07, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Where is this located? I know roads, not development names.
jag August 07, 2012 at 11:59 AM
I agree with you Robin. I believe one of the streets involved was Shamrock Circle.
Kym Byrnes August 07, 2012 at 03:25 PM
I just spoke with the state fire marshal about a mailbox fire that occurred in that area, that they believe is linked to the destruction, and he said that the vandalism area encompassed Shamrock Circle, Neudecker Road, Tiffany Court and Raintree.
Robin Nicole August 07, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Thank you Kym! I think it's a southern thing to refer to places by their development name, and not roads - Delaware is the same way.
Kym Byrnes August 07, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Columbia (Howard County) is neighborhood oriented too. I typically refer to street names as well but the information that came from the Sheriff's Dept used neighborhood names so I did as well. I was alarmed to see that these neighborhoods aren't far from my house.


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