Solve Crime Of Week

Police and fire scan

March 17, 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 a breaking, entering and theft at a home on David Court in Mount Airy.

Police said sometime between 7 p.m. Feb. 8 and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 the home was entered when the burglars removed a kitchen screen and pried open the window.

Two rings were taken -- one 1/4-karat diamond engagement ring, size 6 1/2, and one gold ring with 2 diamonds andone pearl, also size 6 1/2.

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 31-year-old Union Bridge man accused of stabbing a Finksburg man to death during a pool game Feb. 8 was released from jail Thursday after posting $75,000 bond.

Donald Allen McCall of North Main Street is charged with first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault and battery and carrying a deadly weapon in the death of Roger Lee Childers, 24, of the 2500 block of Lawndale Road in Finksburg.

Police say Childers was stabbed once in the chest with a buck knife during a fight with McCall outside E. J.'s bar on Main Street in Union Bridge.

Childers was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

McCall was arrested after police found the knife that was used to kill Childers under a flight of stairs in his apartment building.


ELDERSBURG -- A three-car accident at Liberty Road and LintonRoad late Thursday sent three people to the hospital, state police in Westminster reported.

Stephen Lindsay, 39, of the 5400 block of Huckleberry Lane in Eldersburg, and Yvonne Krumrine, 54, of the 4800 block of Geeting Road in Westminster, were taken by Sykesville Fire Company ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital. Both were treated at the hospital and released.

Lindsay's 6-year-old son, Adam, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was admitted overnight but released Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The third driver, 36-year-old Josie Nabavian of the 5400 block of Huckleberry Lane in Eldersburg, was not injured in the crash.

Police said Lindsay was traveling southbound on Liberty Road in his 1986 Chevrolet Novawhen he attempted to make a left turn onto Linton Road. He turned into the path of Krumrine's 1985 Chrysler Laser, which was northbound on Liberty Road, police said.

Krumrine tried to turn to the right to avoid hitting Lindsay's car, when she struck it in the right passenger side.

After hitting it, Krumrine's Chrysler then struck Nabavian's Suburu, which was stopped at the light at Linton and Liberty roads.

Lindsay was charged with negligent driving and failure to yield right of way when making a left turn.


TOWSON -- A Manchester man charged with first-degree murder in last month's bludgeoning of a security guard at a Baltimore County board school for girls was being held late Friday at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $500,000 bond.

Harvey Allen Teets Jr., 28, a groundskeeper at St. Timothy's School, was arrested and charged with the Feb. 23 murder of Kimberly R. Kenna, 23, who lived at the school.

A police report filed in Baltimore County District Court said traces of blood found on work boots belonging to Teets matched Kenna's blood.

On Jan. 29, Teets' wife of two years, Connie H. Mitchell-Teets, obtained a court order in Pennsylvania to keep him away, alleging that herestranged husband was sexually abusive and had repeatedly molested her 13-year-old daughter.

She also said her husband "demanded" sex daily from her and that whenever she refused, he would force her by slapping, choking or beating her, police said.

Teets also has convictions for grand theft, larceny and breaking and entering.


BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore man convicted in the 1961 murder of a Carroll County grocer was being held without bail late Friday after being charged with shooting a city woman last weekend.

John Garbutt, 51, is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Tambra Dove.Police believe Dove was mistaken for someone else and was shot to death while picking up her 2-year-old daughter at a friends.

Police said Dove answered a knock at the door and was shot several times in the head and chest by a man carrying a rifle. The man dropped the gunand ran to a house two doors away, police said.

Garbutt had been involved in a long-standing argument with a resident of the house, dating back at least five years.

As a 21-year-old, Garbutt was convicted of the 1961 murder of Earl Baker, a Carroll County grocer, who was shot during a holdup.

Garbutt was sentenced to life in prison, escaped in 1976, and was captured two years later in North Carolina.

Police were unable to say when Garbutt was granted parole.


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

March 11

5:05 p.m., Reese and Westminster responded to a bedroom fire on Sherwood Road.

6:25 p.m., Gamber was alerted for a brush fire on Brandy Lane.

6:27 p.m., Westminster responded to a truck fire on Gorsuch Road.

March 13

3:06 a.m., Pleasant Valley responded to an automatic fire alarm on Turkey Foot Road.

6:49 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a building fire on Route 140.

9:41 a.m., Sykesville responded to smoke in a house on Liberty Road in Baltimore County.

11:07 a.m., Westminster responded to an emergency ladder detail on Rockland Road.

12:22 p.m., Reese responded to an investigation on Baltimore Boulevard.

6:06 p.m., Sykesville, West Friendship and Gamber responded to a kitchen fireon Norris Avenue.

March 14

12:10 p.m., Westminster and Manchester responded to a report of smoke in a house on Conquistador Drive.

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