Solve Crime Of Week

Police and fire scan

January 13, 1991

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 search for a suspect in connection with the Nov. 11 kidnapping and rape of a woman who was abducted in Manchester.

Police described the suspect as a white male, 6 feet tall, and weighing 180 pounds.

He sported long brown hair tied in a pony tail,a short beard and a half-inch tattoo of a star on his left cheek.

Police said the victim was picked up by the suspect in Manchester and was driven to Codorus State Park near Hanover, Pa., where she reported being raped.

The suspect's car was described as a dark, two-door, compact with push-button controls, red interior, and a cassette player mounted under the --board.

If you have any information aboutthis crime, or the suspect 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 -- An attack by dogs on two pet sheep at a Pleasant Valley home is still being investigated by the Carroll Humane Society, officials said.

Nicky Ratliff, director of the Humane Society, said the agency gave the pet owner a humane dog trap to catch the animals if they return.

Louise and Joe Haebler told the Humane Society that they were awakened by their Shetland sheep dogat 3 a.m. last Sunday. Outside, they saw two dark-colored dogs attacking their sheep, according to the report.

One of the sheep, a 6 -year-old Dorset-Hampshire ewe, died in the attack.

Another sheep, a 4 -year-old Suffolk ewe, suffered multiple bite wounds but is expected to recover.

Ratliff said Animal Control Officer Jane Scott is handling the investigation.

Anyone with information on the dogs isasked to call the Humane Society at 848-4810. Callers can remain anonymous.


WESTMINSTER -- Two people were arrested Wednesday and charged with forgery and theft after cashing two checks at the Westminster Bank and Trust Co. at Union Mills, police said.

Walter Edward Allen, 20, and Dorothy Ann Kenny, 19, both of nofixed address, were being held late Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Police said the suspects were charged with forging checks totaling $4,350.

Police said $1,833 was found in the suspects' room at the Days Inn along with property purchased from Westminster merchants -- including a dachshund purchased at Docktor Pet Center in Cranberry Mall.

Police said there are outstanding warrants on Allen in other Maryland counties.


WESTMINSTER -- A 17-year-old Shamrock Circle woman was released from the hospital Thursday after she was injured in a three-car accident on Route 140 early last week.

State police said the accident occurred Monday when Holly Anne Zeh, 17, of the first block of Shamrock Circle in Westminster, stopped her car on the eastboundside of the road after it was involved in a hit-and-run.

Another driver, Jody Lyn Beckman, 20, of the 1900 block of Welsh Court in Finksburg, apparently knew Zeh and was concerned when she saw her car pulled over, police reports show.

Beckman pulled her car behind Zeh's and got out to talk to her.

While the women were talking, a third driver, Diane Ruth Serio of the 800 block of Uniontown Road in Westminster, lost control of her car and skidded into Zeh's car, hitting Beckman. Zeh was ejected from her car and landed under Serio's vehicle, state police said.

All three drivers were taken to Carroll County General Hospital by Westminster Volunteer Fire Co. ambulance. Beckman and Serio were treated and released from the hospital later Monday night.

Zeh was transferred to University Hospital, where she stayed until her release Thursday.


WOODBINE -- Four county men suspected of being involved with the detonation of a pipe bomb in an abandoned washing machine on New Year's Eve still were not arrested as of Friday, fire officials said.

Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas said Tuesday said the men -- who are in their 20s -- will be charged with manufacturing and using a pipe bomb.

The pipe bomb law is a relatively new law that went into effect in July. It carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Thomas said evidence gathered at the site of the explosion -- the 2500 block of Grimville Road -- led to the identification of the men as suspects.


ELDERSBURG -- A Revere Drive woman was discharged from the hospital Thursday after a two-car collision at the intersection of routes 32 and 26 on Wednesday.

Sandra Kelly, whose age was not available, was taken by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore after the late afternoon accident that tied up rush-hour traffic.

State police said the accident occurred about 4:30 p.m. when a 1988 Ford Mustang driven by Christine Kelly, 25, the daughter of the injured woman,struck a 1978 Chevrolet Chevette.

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