Weird News: Christmas Crime, a Puppy Robbery and a Diary Confession

Patch rounds up the weird headlines from around Maryland.

A well-known Timonium tree lot was robbed and defiled.

Police: Pit Bull Puppy Stolen in Columbia Home Invasion

Police said three masked men stole cash and Nike shoes as well as the puppy in the armed robbery.

Journal Entries Result in Eight Burglary Charges

Police say a 22-year-old Lutherville woman wrote about the Parkville and Cockeysville homes she allegedly burglarized.

VIDEO: Massive Power Outages Near Annapolis

Approximately 50,000 people throughout Anne Arundel County lost power Thursday night after unexplained blue and green lights filled the skyline just before 9 p.m.

Bed bugs at U.S. Naval Academy

Nearly every midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy will get a new mattresses or mattress cover after officials found bed bugs in eight dorm rooms at Bancroft Hall.

Truck Driver Airlifted After Firefighters Rescue Him From Under His Trailer

Prince George's firefighters found a man trapped between his truck and shifting gravel in Brandywine, MD.

Handicap Placard Stolen From Unlocked Car

Annapolis police said someone took the placard while its 82-year-old owner was shopping for groceries.

Pipe Bomb Explodes Outside College Park Home

Investigators are still searching for a suspect and motive in the blast.

Random Acts of Kindness in Line for Lattes

A group of caffeine addicts renew each other's faith in humanity.


Editor’s note: This feature appears on Patch.com sites around Maryland.

romeo valianti December 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
The Mayor of Westminster says he cannot discuss the firing of the Director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Wesminster because its a personnel issue. but in the same breath, he said "His enthusiasm and energy will be greatly missed". Wow, I wonder what the Mayor he really thinks of him.
Michael Josef Basl December 23, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Gina December 24, 2012 at 04:36 AM
How come crime going on in Catonsville is never posted in the catonsville patch???? It would be nice to know what's going on in our own backyards instead of other communities!


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