Solve Crime Of Week


November 11, 1990

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

This week, the group is targeting the theft of four chain saws from a tree-trimming truck.

Police said between Oct. 4 and 5, the side compartment door of a the truck was pried open while it was parked behind a market on Hanover Pike in Hampstead.

Police say three of the chain saws were Echo brand, model No. 330 and the fourth was a Husquarna brand, model No. 61.

The estimated value of the chain saws is $1,000.

If you have any information about this crime, 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.


WESTMINSTER -- A 37-year-old city man was listed in fair and stable condition late Friday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore after a two-car accident Nov. 3 at the intersection of Routes 140 and 97.

Richard A. Moody was flown to the trauma unit by state police helicopter after the early morning crash.

Police said Moody apparently fell asleep at the wheel while driving home after working all night. His 1987 Toyota Celica ran into the back of a 1989 Jaguar that was sitting in a westbound lane waiting for a traffic signal to change.

The Jaguar's driver, Richard M. Wolf, 47, of Owings Mills, and the two passengers in his car were treated at Carroll County General Hospital for injuries.

Also, a Brodbecks, Pa., girl, who was flown to the shock trauma unit after she fell asleep at the wheel early last Sunday morning, was released from the hospital Wednesday.

State police in Westminster said Angela Borsella, 16, was traveling north on Lineboro Road near Hanover Pike when she swerved off the right roadside, slid down an embankment and struck a fruit tree.


WESTMINSTER -- City police are asking residents of the Greens housing development to contact them if items have been stolen from their cars in the last several weeks.

On Tuesday, city police arrested two brothers and charged them with four counts of theft of items left in parked cars.

Police said they believe the men could be involved in other thefts that have occurred in the area.

Arrested were Edward Scott Hanson, 20, and Allen Dale Hanson, 19.

Neither gave police an address.

The pair was being held late Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center. Edward Hanson was being held on $8,000 full bond. Allen Hanson was being held on $10,000 full bond.

City police said the men were arrested after Cpl. Terry Fike said he observed them at 2:17 a.m. in the 700 block of Windsor Drive carrying items out of one car and attempting to open another.

When the men saw Fike, they fled on foot, police reports said.

They were apprehended later by Pfc. Edward Smith on Uniontown Road.

The stolen objects police found include radar detectors, car phones, portable radios and briefcases.

If you have any information about recent thefts from parked cars or if your car was broken into and you failed to report it, please call Westminster City Police at 848-4646.


WESTMINSTER -- City police are sponsoring their second annual "Sammy Safety Coloring Contest" to promote Halloween safety.

Even though the holiday for ghoulies and goblins is past, police will accept entries for the contest until Nov. 29.

Children ages 4 to 11 may participate in the contest by picking up entry forms at Carroll County Public Library, 50 E. Main St., or at the police department headquarters, 11 Longwell Ave.

Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police:


Johnsville Road and Dixon Avenue: Theft of cable from construction site Nov. 1. Estimated loss: $650.


2400 block of Baltimore Blvd.: Theft of four tires and wheel rims from car parked in garage Nov. 5. Estimated loss: $2,500.


4900 Millers Station Road: Theft of cash from residence Nov. 5.

Estimated loss: $430

Mount Airy

Athletic Field: Theft of pitching machine from youth association shed Nov. 1. Estimated loss: $450.

Sykesville 5500 block of Strawbridge Terrace: Theft of lawn mower and leaf vacuum machine from residence Nov. 1. Estimated loss: $600.

Union Bridge

First block of North Main Street: Theft of television, stereo equipment, man's winter coat and cash from residence Nov. 4. Estimated loss: $1,203.


300 block of East Nicodemus Road: Theft of television from residence Nov. 4. Estimated loss: $570.

Sullivan Avenue: Theft of property from apartment. Estimated loss: $489.


1000 block of Liberty Road: Rock thrown through window at counseling service Nov. 1. Estimated loss: $500.

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