Sykesville Police are investigating the theft of a wheelchair
April 5 2010
By Kevin Dayhoff for Soundtrack http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/04/sykesville-police-are-investigating.html
Folks in the small town of Sykesville are shaking their heads in disbelief today upon learning that over the weekend someone stole the wheelchair of a town resident who is paralyzed from the chest down.
Sykesville is a relatively quiet town of approximately 4500 residents, which straddles the Carroll and Howard County border in the southern part of Carroll County, where - still to this day - most everyone knows each other.
However, a small part of that small-town trust has been shaken. According to the town police chief, John Williams, who answered the phone when this reporter called the department asking for additional information, “the theft of a wheelchair occurred during the evening hours of Saturday, April 3, 2010 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
“The owner of the wheelchair is a town resident and is paralyzed from the chest down. The adult size wheelchair is red and black in color with ‘QUICKIE’ printed in white lettering on the back of the chair.”
When asked why he answers the phones and if he also takes out the trash and washes the windows at the police station, Williams only admitted to be “in a flurry of administrative tasks,” with a wry chuckle.
Williams noted that “neighbors got together and carried the owner from his car to his bed… But we sure would like to return the wheelchair to its owner.
“Officers canvassed the neighborhood, but so far we have had no luck locating the wheelchair and we have no suspects at this point. The wheelchair has been valued at $4,500.00,” said Williams.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has additional information that could help the Sykesville Police Department, they are asked to call 410-795-0757.
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