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Police investigating thefts, vandalism in Sykesville

Sykesville Police are investigating a series of thefts from unlocked vehicles over a three-day period last week as well as six instances of tires being slashed early Monday morning. Wallets and other valuables were taken out of five vehicles between June 30 and July 2, according to Chief Michael Spaulding. One vehicle was entered twice in that period and was unlocked both times, he said. The thefts have all occurred in residential neighborhoods on Norris Avenue, Brandenburg Circle, Braemer Court, Obrecht Road and Jennifer Way, Spaulding said. Most have occurred overnight and been discovered the next morning. One theft was not reported until the victim's wallet was found in a...