Police and fire scan

Police and fire scan

October 28, 1990


MILLERS - A 41-year-old Young Road man was listed in fair and stable condition late Tuesday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore after his car struck a utility pole Sunday afternoon.

Melvin Frederick Wallace Jr. was flown to the hospital by state police helicopter after the accident on Maple Grove Road east of Basler Road.

Police reports said Wallace ran off the right side of the road andinto a utility pole, breaking the pole in half.

Police said the results of blood alcohol tests on Wallace are pending.


Crime Solvers, a volunteer group that assists area police, is asking residents to help solve the Crime of the Week.

This week, the group is targeting an increase in automobile vandalisms across the county. Police reports show the hardest hit area is Finksburg.

The police are focusing on a series of incidents that occurred on Sept.


In one case at the Sandymount Park and Ride, a driver's vent window and rear window of a 1986 Ford pickup truck were broken out by what investigators believe to be a projectile from an air rifle.

The left rear window of a 1989 Volkswagen Jetta was broken out while it was parked at the owner's residence off Old Westminster Pike in Finksburg.

The object used to break the window has not been determined by police.

On the same day the Jetta was damaged, the rear window of a 1988 Nissan also was broken by a thrown rock while it was parked along Old Westminster Pike, police said.

Police said the owners of the damaged vehicles have suffered significant monetary losses and have been inconvenienced by the temporary loss of the use of their cars.

If you have any information about these crimes, or believe you may know who is involved, please call Crime Solvers at (800) 562- TIPS.

You do not need to give your name, and if your information leads to an arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward.

Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police: Westminster 140 Village Shopping Center: Damage to car parked in lot. Estimated loss: $350.

Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center: Oct. 23 2:30 a.m., Pleasant Valley and Taneytown responded to a barn fire on Kindig Road in Adams County, Pa.

1:40 p.m., Pleasant Valley responded to wires down on Pleasant Valley Road.

6:42 p.m., Gamber, Westminster and Reese responded to a chimney fire on Birdview Road.

Oct. 25 1:40 a.m., Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., responded to a burning building on Littlestown Pike at the Union Mills Homestead.

4:35 a.m., Pleasant Valley responded to hay bales on fire on Hughes Shop Road.

7:45 a.m., Westminster, New Windsor responded to a fire alarm on St.

Mark's Way.

8:21 a.m., Westminster, Mount Airy and Howard and Montgomery counties responded to an odor of gas on South Main Street in Mount Airy.

11:58 a.m., Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded to an electrical fire on Baltimore Boulevard.

Oct. 26 3:23 a.m, Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and New Windsor responded to a fire alarm on Carroll Street.

8:51 a.m., Sykesville responded to a fire alarm on Ridge Road.

9:17 a.m., Westminster and Reese respond to a gas leak on South Colonial Avenue.

10:39 a.m. Mount Airy responded to a brush fire on Route 27.

10:50 a.m., Gamber, Sykesville and Reese responded to an oven fire on Louisville Road.

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