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Havre de Grace Crime: Items Stolen, Park Vandalized

The following information was supplied by the Havre de Grace Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.

From the Havre de Grace Police Department:
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Commerce Street, 300 block, 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 17. A large slide in Tydings Park was vandalized with hate graffiti. Police have no suspects.

South Union Avenue, 500 block, 1:07 p.m. on Sept. 17. A patient reported the theft of money from a hospital room at Harford Memorial Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

Pulaski Highway, 1000 block, 1:53 p.m. on Sept. 16. A suspect took six DVDs valued at approximately $25 from Dollar General, before escaping in a Chevy parked at the location. The investigation is ongoing.

Wilson Street, 100 block, 8:11 a.m. on Sept. 16. A mountain bike valued at $500 was taken from a front yard. Police have no suspects.

North Union Avenue, 500 block, 12:59 a.m. on Sept. 16. A man with a book bag stole unknown items from a 7-Eleven. The investigation is ongoing.

Commerce Street, 300 block, 11:06 p.m. on Sept. 15. A victim claims two males in their early 20s stole his cell phone from the front seat of his car. The incident took place near Tydings Park after the suspects asked the victim for a cigarette and money. They then took the phone and ran off. The suspects were wearing shorts and t-shirts, the victim said. Police have no suspects and the investigation is ongoing.

Battery Drive, 400 block, 8:55 a.m. on Sept. 15. A PlayStation 3 game console and games, as well as a laptop—items carrying a total value of approximately $2,000—were stolen from a residence overnight. Police have no suspects and there was no sign of forced entry.

North Washington Street, 200 block, 8:17 a.m. on Sept. 15. A building was spray-painted. Police have no suspects.

North Stokes and Warren streets, 7:55 p.m. on Sept. 14. A caller said there was drug activity taking place between two men. Both individuals were gone when officers arrived.

Giles Street, 800 block, 1:18 p.m. on Sept. 14. A caller said a man wearing a red and white shirt was smoking some type of drugs from a green pipe. The man was gone when officers arrived.

Erie Street, 800 block, 4:48 p.m. on Sept. 13. A victim claimed a neighbor tore up their yard. The investigation is ongoing.

Webb Lane, 400 block, 6:49 a.m. on Sept. 13. The driver’s side window was broken and a front tire flattened on a vehicle. Police have no suspects.

NOTE: See the map with this post for locations of the incidents, listed by number coinciding with the events in the order they are listed above. 

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James P. Miller September 20, 2012 at 02:06 AM
This is not the first time the playground or Promenade has been vandalized. While on the City Council I tried to get surveillance cameras mounted to keep an eye on the city’s properties. Money was budgeted, but nothing was ever done about it. Surveillance cameras would help identify the culprits and help with prosecution. Maybe next May the citizens will elect someone that can take care of the cities properties.
APG Transplant September 21, 2012 at 03:15 PM
First the soccer fields, now the playground! What's wrong with the kids in this town? The lack of respect, or fear of repercussions, is pathetic. Some day, they will grow up and realize what a tragic waste they are inflicting on their community. Youth is truly wasted on the young.
Roland September 22, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Sorry APG transplant....I disagree. Those 'kids' (They could be adults for all we know.) will grow up to be criminals without regard to anyone's property or life. Our society is too lax in discipline with offenders. Parents are only irritated that they have to take time out of their busy schedule to reprimand their children. In my day I would have had my __s whipped but that is child abuse today and so 'kids' (actually a kid is a young goat) run rampant just like young goats. Maybe their parents should be hauled before a judge for not contributing to society in a positive way. And cameras, come on… just a waste of money because an officer has to actually see the crime in order to arrest someone. City hall is smart not to spend our tax dollars on something that would do no good.

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