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05781155 CARROLL SPEEDERS BEWARE
MOUNT AIRY - State police in Westminster have started a new program to catch speeders and other traffic violators on the county's most dangerous roads.
"Operation Wolfe Pack" began Thursday night on routes 30, 140 and 26, three of the heavy traffic corridors in Carroll, said 1st Sgt. Steven Reynolds of the Westminster barracks.
Reynolds said the stepped-up enforcement of traffic laws will include a minimum of three state troopers on the targeted roads on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
The three targeted routes have been the sites of 10 of the county's 23 fatal accidents so far this year, he said.
Another special enforcement program is expected to begin in the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons to help reduce the number of accidents caused by drunken driving.
Reynolds said the holiday programs could include sobriety checkpoints.
LAW PROGRAM FOR YOUTHS
The state police here will conduct an open house on Wednesday to interest young people in the Law Enforcement Exploring Program.
The Westminster Explorer Post will be actively involved with members of the Westminster barracks in community-based programs, including distribution of anti-drug literature and helping with security at fire department carnivals.
Youths considering a career in law enforcement also are encouraged to attend the open house.
The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is open to those between 15 and 21.
The Westminster State Police barracks is located at 1100 Baltimore Blvd.
The open house begins at 7:30 p.m.
MOUNT AIRY MAN KILLED
DATELINE: MOUNT AIRY
A 30-year-old Manor Drive man was killed Wednesday morning when the car he was driving was hit from behind and pushed into the path of oncoming traffic.
State police said Enoch Andrew Harlan was traveling northbound on Route 63 in Washington County when he slowed to turn into a private driveway west of Hagerstown.
He was hit from behind by a car driven by Mary Louise Boles of Williamsport, police said.
The force of the accident pushed Harlan's car into the southbound lane, where it was struck by a dump truck driven by Ricky David Burger of Hagerstown, police said.
The accident is still under investigation.
Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:
10:08 a.m., Mount Airy assisted Montgomery County on an apartment fire on Bethesda Church Road.
6:13 p.m., Sykesville and Gamber responded to burning electrical wires on Oklahoma Road.
3:15 p.m., Gamber and Winfield responded to an auto fire on Coolidge Court.
5:03 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a woods fire on Christy Acres Court.
5:39 p.m., Sykesville, Gamber, West Friendship and Winfield responded to a gas leak in a house on Brown Street in Sykesville.
12:13 a.m., Pleasant Valley responded to a field fire on Arters Mill Road.
1:31 a.m., Reese responded to a house fire on Pleasant Hill Road in Baltimore County.
6:28 a.m., Sykesville responded to wires on fire on Bartholow Road.
8:30 a.m., Pleasant Valley responded to a car fire on Littlestown Pike.
8:35 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to an automatic alarm on Cranberry Mall.
10:57 a.m., Winfield, New Windsor and Mount Airy responded to an odor of smoke on Terrace Drive.
1:09 p.m., Westminster and Pleasant Valley responded to an automatic fire alarm at Cranberry Mall.
2:14 p.m., Sykesville and Howard County responded to an auto fire on St.