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Police: Main Street Window Smashed

A Main Street shop owner found her festive window shattered Tuesday morning.

Sweet Elizabeth Jane owner Tammy Biedman and her staff put a lot of work into their holiday window, so finding it shattered Tuesday morning was especially hard.

"It felt so personal," she said, standing outside the window as Journey from Junk owner Kelli Myers swept up the glass behind her. "Especially after we spent all night, every night for the last month working on it."

Biedman said she got a call from Howard County Police at about 8 a.m. Tuesday saying they were standing guard in front of the window.

Nothing was missing from the holiday display, Biedman said, which was uncovered for Midnight Madness.

Police received a call about the window at about 6:20 a.m. that someone shattered the display window, according to police spokesperson Mary Phalen. The police are investigating. 

 

Barb L December 11, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Oh, what a shame. These folks do such a marvelous job with their holiday windows. Reminds me of those wonderful displays from years ago.
Pearl December 11, 2012 at 09:26 PM
This is such a sad thing. These window displays help light up Main Street and help get us in the shopping spirit everytime we come to your town. We always comment on how warm and inviting your store and window displays make us feel. We hope all goes well.
Peter Edelen December 11, 2012 at 10:07 PM
its so sad. I always tell my friends when they come to visit town "Check out the displays in Sweet Elizabeth Jane's windows." she is always doing something different with them.
anon December 12, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Why is there so much vandalism in old Ellicott City? I hear about it all the time. Why is it a magnet for hooligan teenagers and homeless people? Where are the police and why can't they patrol the "jewel of Howard County" to quote Ulman?
MG42 December 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Ellicott City is officially a dump. Took less time than I thought. Well done, criminals!
Veronica Salisbury December 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM
I guess your not much of a fan of a wonderful old historic district H.R. What a nasty thing to say, and this is not right to happen to anyone now matter where.
Veronica Salisbury December 12, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I was just there this past Sat for Midnight Madness enjoying these beautiful windows and photographing them, how can people be so hateful. Hope they catch the jerk!
Veronica Salisbury December 12, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I agree anon, and there should indeed be more police to patrol Old E.C. And Yes it is indeed a Jewel!
Sean Colin December 12, 2012 at 01:52 PM
The speed cameras are supposed to free up the police for more important matters-right? I guess foot patrols are not important.
Peter Edelen December 12, 2012 at 03:10 PM
This has been brought up in the parking meetings. More police coverage in the late night and early morning hours. We get a lot bar crowd lingering past 2am and I've heard them outside up to almost 4am. The rowdiness can occur earlier in the evening as well. Patrols have gotten better since the issues have been brought up with the county council and local law enforcement but it hasn't been consistent during the busy and late hours through the whole week. There is no reason for 6 squad cars to sit in LaPalapa parking lot providing security while we have a rowdy crowd at the middle and bottom of the street.
Justin case December 12, 2012 at 11:01 PM
It was probably h.r.pufnstuf after he got finished puffin on his boyfriends stuffin

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