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April 07, 1991

MOUNT AIRY WESTMINSTER WESTMINSTER — Solve Crime of Week

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

This week, the group is targeting a breaking, entering and theft at a home on Saw Mill Road in Westminster.

Sometime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2, suspects entered the home through a living room window,police said.

Stolen were a pair of Olympus binoculars, a 50-year-old Remington .22-caliber rifle, and a 60-year-old Savage 16-gauge shotgun.

The suspects attempted to make the home appear as though ithad not been entered. Police believe they may have been planning to return.

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.

TEEN CHARGED IN CRASH MOUNT AIRY -- A 16-YEAR-OLD HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THREE MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH A MARCH 24 ACCIDENT THAT KILLED A SOUTH CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE. MICHAEL ATCHISON WAS CHARGED WEDNESDAY NIGHT BY THE FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WITH FAILURE TO DRIVE RIGHT OF CENTER, EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT, AND FAILURE TO REDUCE SPEED APPROACHING AND GOING AROUND A CURVE. DOUGLAS DELPH, 16, OF MOUNT AIRY, WAS FATALLY INJURED WHEN THE CAR HE WAS RIDING IN VEERED OFF BILL MOXLEY ROAD NEAR ROUTE 80, STRUCKA TREE AND WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, DELPH WAS TAKEN BY STATE POLICE HELICOPTER TO THE MARYLAND SHOCK TRAUMA UNIT AT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE. HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER. ATCHISON WAS TREATED AT FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. SEAT BELT USE CHECKED WESTMINSTER -- SEVENTY-ONE PERCENT OF CITY DRIVERS OBSERVED BY POLICE LAST MONTH USED THEIR SEAT BELTS. DURING OBSERVATIONS CONDUCTED AT FOUR CITY INTERSECTIONS, WESTMINSTER POLICE FOUND A 2 PERCENT DECREASE IN USE BY MALE DRIVERS AND A 2 PERCENT INCREASE IN SEAT BELT USE BY FEMALE DRIVERS OVER FEBRUARY STATISTICS. CITY POLICE SAID 5,150 CARS WERE OBSERVED LAST MONTH. FORTY-SIX CITATIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE STATE SEAT BELT LAWWERE WRITTEN IN MARCH, AND 75 MOTORISTS RECEIVED TICKETS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY 10 MILES PER HOUR OR MORE, POLICE SAID. SINCE OCTOBER, CITY POLICE HAVE OBSERVED MOTORISTS COMPLYING WITH THE SEAT BELT LAW 71 PERCENT OF THE TIME. THE NATIONAL GOAL FOR SAFETY BELT USE IS TO ATTAIN AT LEAST 70 PERCENT COMPLIANCE BY 1991. TWO CHARGED IN THEFT WESTMINSTER -- A CITY MAN AND A HOWARD COUNTY MAN WERE BEING HELD AT THE CARROLL COUNTY DETENTION CENTER LATE FRIDAY AFTER BEING CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE THEFT OF $17,000 WORTH OF TOOLS. SHAWN JAMES LONG, 20, OF THE 100 BLOCK OF PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, AND BRYAN KEITH SIMPSON, 20, OF THE 5900 BLOCK OF TAMAR DRIVE IN COLUMBIA, WERE CHARGED WITH BREAKING AND ENTERING, THEFT AND CONSPIRACY IN TWO BURGLARIES AT J.C. KIRBY ENTERPRISES ON BERT KOONTZROAD. LONG, A FORMER JANITOR AT CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE,WAS ARRESTED IN MARCH AND CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH A SCHEME TO STEAL COMPUTERS, VIDEO EQUIPMENT AND CASH FROM THE SCHOOL. THE TWOMAN WERE CHARGED IN THE LATEST CASE AFTER THE FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT THE MEN HAD A GREAT DEAL OF EQUIPMENT FOR SALE. ON APRIL 2, FIVE FREDERICK COUNTY DEPUTIES WENT UNDERCOVER TO PURCHASE A LARGE QUANTITY OF TOOLS, VALUED AT $2,950. THE TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED AFTER THE OWNER OF J.C. KIRBY ENTERPRISES IDENTIFIED THE TOOLS AS SOME THAT WERE STOLEN FROM THE BUSINESSWHEN IT WAS BURGLARIZED MARCH 16 AND 28. THE MEN LATER TOOK CPL. WAYNE MOFFATT AND TROOPER GEORGE PRAGER OF THE WESTMINSTER BARRACKSTO FIVE RESIDENCES IN PRINCE GEORGE'S, HOWARD AND CARROLL COUNTIES,WHERE ADDITIONAL TOOLS WERE RECOVERED, POLICE SAID. AFTER A BAIL REVIEW HEARING LATE FRIDAY, LONG WAS HELD ON $10,000 BAIL FOR THE THEFT CHARGE AND $1,000 BAIL FOR NOT SHOWING UP FOR A CHILD SUPPORT HEARING MARCH 27, COURT RECORDS SHOW. SIMPSON WAS HELD ON $50,000 BOND. HERE IS A COMPILATION OF SOME OF THE CRIME REPORTED TO LOCALAND STATE POLICE: ELDERSBURG 2000 BLOCK OF STILLWATER ROAD: THEFT OF CASSETTE PLAYER, CASSETTE TAPES, A RADAR DETECTOR AND CREDIT CARDS FROM CAR PARKED AT RESIDENCE APRIL 2. ESTIMATED LOSS: $705. WESTMINSTER 600 BLOCK OF PARK ROAD: THEFT OF 4,000-WATT GAS GENERATOR FROM BUSINESS APRIL 3. ESTIMATED LOSS: $3,000. HERE IS A COMPILATION OF THE FIRE AND RESCUE CALLS TO THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: APRIL 3 1:12 A.M., SYKESVILLE RESPONDED TO AN AUTOFIRE ON RIDGE ROAD. 5:50 P.M., HAMPSTEAD, REESE, ARCADIA AND BORING RESPONDED TO A CHIMNEY FIRE ON EMORY CHURCH ROAD. APRIL 5 4:45 A.M., HAMPSTEAD AND MANCHESTER RESPONDED TO AN AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM ON HANOVER PIKE. 8:26 A.M., WESTMINSTER RESPONDED TO A FIELDFIRE ON NICODEMUS ROAD. 2:55 P.M., MOUNT AIRY RESPONDED TO WOODSON FIRE ON PEDDICORD ROAD IN FREDERICK COUNTY.

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