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05826155 SOLVE CRIME OF WEEK
MOUNT AIRY - 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 the attempted forcible entry of an office trailer at the Carroll County landfill off Kabik Court in Woodbine.
Police said the attempted entry occurred sometime after 5 p.m. on Oct. 9 and before 7 a.m. on Oct. 10.
Entrance to the trailer, which is owned by the Department of Public Works, was attempted by prying open the front door.
If you have any information about this crime, or believe you may know who is involved, please call Crime Solvers at (800)562-TIPS.
Callers can remain anonymous, and if your information leads to an arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward.
TWO COUNTY SHOOTINGS
A Union Bridge man was listed in serious condition and a Hampstead man was listed in satisfactory condition late Tuesday after two separate shootings early Monday.
State police in Westminster said Lavane Stanford Butler, 52, of the 300 block John Bucher Road, was flown by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore.
His father, 80-year-old Wilbur Stanley Butler, was charged by state police with assault and battery.
Police believe the younger Butler was shot in the right leg with a .38-caliber revolver during an argument just before 3 a.m.
The elder Butler was released from the Carroll County Detention Center later Monday on $40,000 bond.
Police said that in a separate incident, 26-year-old Michael Barrett, of the 800 block Century Street in Hampstead, accidentally shot himself through the right calf while cleaning a .44-caliber Magnum just after 1 a.m.
The bullet also pierced Barrett's foot, police said.
After the shooting, Barrett was taken to Hanover General Hospital, where he was listed in satisfactory condition late Tuesday.
DATELINE: MOUNT AIRY
MOUNT AIRY -- A 38-year-old Landover, Prince George's County, man wanted on several open warrants for theft, fraud and bad checks was arrested Saturday morning after state police received a report of a suspicious person at the Jamesway Department Store.
According to state police in Westminster, Tfc. Charles Vanek was dispatched to the store and arrived just as the suspicious person was leaving.
Police reports state that the person attempted to flee the scene on foot when he saw the police car approaching. A man was apprehended by Vanek in the woods almost 1 mile from the store.
William Frank Savage Jr., of the 9100 block Holbart Street in Landover, was turned over to the state police in Frederick, where the open warrants against him will be processed, police said.
MAN PLEADS GUILTY
WESTMINSTER -- A 42-year-old former county man pleaded guilty Monday in Carroll Circuit Court to sexually abusing his stepdaughter.
The man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of his stepdaughter, entered the plea before Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr.
According to a statement of facts read to the court by Assistant State's Attorney Kathi Hill, the man performed various sexual acts on his stepdaughter in Carroll County from Dec. 26, 1982, to May 31, 1985.
Hill said the abuse ended in 1985 when the victim, then age 17, started dating.
The young woman disclosed the abuse to the county State's Attorney's Office late last year, prompting charges to be filed.
The man, who sobbed audibly in court while the facts of the case were read aloud, could face up to 15 years in prison.
POLICE PATROLS UP
State police in Westminster will be stepping up their road patrols starting at noon today for the long holiday weekend.
First Sgt. Stephen Reynolds said the increased patrols will continue until midnight on Sunday.
The special patrols will be stationed on Interstate 70 and Maryland routes 26, 27, 97 and 140.
"The patrols will be using radar and Vascar to catch speeders," Reynolds said. "And special attention will be paid to drunk-driving patrol and occupant restraints."
In addition to the extra road patrols, the Westminster barracks will have 12 extra troopers on duty throughout the weekend, Reynolds said.
Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:
9:58 a.m., Pleasant Valley, Littlestown and Kingsdale responded to a house fire on on Babylon Road.
10:52 a.m., Union Bridge, New Windsor and Mount Airy responded to a house fire on Main Street in Libertytown.
12:10 p.m., Westminster and Manchester responded for an elevator rescue on Bond Street.
2:06 p.m., Westminster responded to an automatic alarm on Airport Drive.
2:46 p.m., Westminster responded to a field fire on Old New Windsor Pike.
5:12 p.m., Taneytown, Union Bridge and New Midway responded to a woods fire on Baumgardner Road.
7:02 a.m., Westminster and Pleasant Valley responded to a smoke in a house on West Main Street.
3:39 p.m., Westminster, Sykesville and Gamber responded to a house fire on South Klees Mill Road.