Police and fire scan

Police and fire scan

January 27, 1991


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

This week, the group is targeting the theft of several items from a parked car on the 7000 block of Circle Drive in Mount Airy.

Police said that sometime during the night of Nov. 30, 1990, the side passenger window of a 1989 Ford Escort was broken with an unknown object.

Stolen from the car were cassette tapes, a radar detector and cash, police said.

The estimated loss is $1,300.

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.


Baltimore County man has been released from jail on $50,000 bond after being arrested and charged with trying to hire a contract killer in Westminster to murder his wife.

Joseph Eugene Inoglia Jr., 43, of the 8100 block of Wilson Avenue, was charged after he met with a state trooper posing as a professional killer in the Days Inn Motel on South Cranberry Road between July 20, 1990, and Jan. 15, police said.

Police said Inoglia told the undercover trooper that he wanted his wife killed because of legal problems they were having.

They also said he told the officer that he wanted someone else to do the killing because he didn't want his children to find out their father was involved.

Court records said that on Aug. 20, 1990, Inoglia met with the trooper and told him where his wife worked and lived and what kindof car she drove.

At one meeting at the Golden Ring Mall in Baltimore County, police said Inoglia told the trooper that he was short of cash and that he would commit a murder for him in exchange for the murder of his wife.

A preliminary hearing in district court is scheduled for March 22.


SYKESVILLE -- A 37-year-old Fannie Dorsey Road man was sentenced to three years of probation last week for shooting a teen-ager near his family's farm in June.

John Robert Wolbert originally was charged with three counts of assault with intent to murder. In November, he was found guilty of four misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, assault and battery and two counts of assault.

Wolbert was arrested after he fired a shot from a 12-gauge shotgun in the direction of three boys who were trespassing on his neighbor's property.

One of the boys was hit by a pellet and was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore by state police helicopter.

Wolbert, whose case was heard by Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr., pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Before handing down his sentence, Burns said he found that Wolbert acted with "no criminal intent."


UNION MILLS -- A 28-year-old Bankard Road man was released on $100,000 bail from the Carroll County Detention Center Thursday afterbeing charged last week with the rape of a Westminster woman.

Steven Craig Goodhart was charged with second-degree rape, one second-degree sex offense and a misdemeanor count of battery, court records said.

Police reported that the woman told them she was raped by Goodhart after she met him in a bar and let him take her to her apartment.

The woman and her sister identified Goodhart from police file photographs.

In 1986, Goodhart was convicted on a charge of committing a "perverted sexual practice." He received a five-year suspended sentence.


WESTMINSTER -- City police were searching late Friday for a 1988 Ford Mustang that was reported stolenjust before 7 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Wampler Lane.

Thecar is described by its owner as having a white exterior and gray interior and extra-wide rear tires. When stolen, it was bearing the license tag number VVM-633, police said.

Anyone with information on the car theft is asked to call Westminster City Police at 848-4646.


MANCHESTER -- A former Taneytown police chief and one-time Baltimore patrolman was chosen as this town's fourth police chief in four years.

Donald M. Myers, 51, of Towson, Baltimore County, assumed the $23,500 post last week. He will oversee the town's three-man police force, and replaces outgoing Chief Earl E. Issenock Jr., who became an officer to devote more time to his business.

Myers began his career as a patrolman in Baltimore City in 1968. In 1970he became chief of Taneytown's police force. In 1975, he left as chief and has worked in a variety of residential and commercial securitypositions. His most recent post was as head of the security divisionof the Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore.

Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

Jan. 23

4:29 a.m., Lineboro assisted Baltimore County on a house fire on Millersmill Road.

10:53 a.m., Hampstead, Arcadia and Manchester responded to a stove fire on Willowview Street in Hampstead.

Jan. 24

1:27 a.m., Westminster responded to a trash fire on Route 27.

10:43 a.m., Gamber, Winfield and Sykesville responded to a report of smoke in a house Bartholow Road.

2:31 p.m., Mount Airy and Lisbon responded to a house fire on Flower Avenue.

3:29 p.m., Taneytown, Harney and Emmitsburg responded to a workshop fire on Roop Road.

3:39 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to an automatic fire alarm at Carroll County General Hospital.

Jan. 25

6:16 a.m., Winfield responded to an automobile fire on Ben Rose Lane.

7:13 a.m., Sykesville responded to a shed fire on Lions Mill Road in Baltimore County.

9:39 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a fire of unknown source on Washington Road. It later turned out to be controlled burning.

9:54 a.m., Westminster responded to a pickup truck fire on Hook Road.

3:34 p.m., Westminster responded to a brush fire on Buckcash Road.

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