Police and fire scan

April 21, 1991

Suspect reported dead

The reported death of a Philadelphia woman probably will result in the cancellation of her Carroll Circuit Court trial on drug charges.

Carlette D. Johnson, 19, reportedly was killed when she was struck by a train in New York state, the Carroll state's attorney's office said.

The state's attorney must receive the woman's death certificate before the trial can be canceled.

The defendant's mother called the state's attorney with news of the incidents.

Johnson was arrested on charges of shoplifting last November. Security officers said they found 70 vials of cocaine in her purse, which resulted in the drug charges.

Man in stable condition

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A 71-year-old Mount Airy man was listed in stable condition here late Friday after a three-vehicle accident that claimed the life of his wife Monday morning.

Clyde Henry, of the 1400 block of Harrisville Road, has been up-graded from critical condition and was out of the Intensive Care Unit at the Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Edna Henry, 74, who was following her husband in a separate vehicle, was killed in the accident, which occurred about 20 miles north of here, Pennsylvania state police said.

On a rain-slick road, a tractor-trailer slid into the 1991 Buick sedan Edna Henry was driving and sent her car smashing into the pickup truck her husband was driving.

Suspect arrested

MOUNT AIRY - A 31-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged in connection with the April 8 attempted robbery of the Woodsboro Savings Bank, the FBI said.

At about 9 a.m., FBI agents and Frederick County sheriffs deputies arrested Martin E. Lawson of the 7200 block of Green Valley Road.

Police say a man entered the bank at about 10:30 a.m. and asked about services. The man then left, police said, and returned later that afternoon with a handgun and demanded money. The teller refused.

140 Exxon robbed

FINKSBURG - Two men participated in the robbery of the 140 Exxon Thursday night, state police said.

At about 10:50 p.m., two black males entered the service station, police said. One stood by the door while the other spoke briefly with the cashier on duty.

The second man then climbed into the cashier's booth and grabbed the day's receipts and an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

The two men then fled in a large maroon vehicle, heading east on Route 140 toward Reisterstown, Baltimore County, police said.

No weapons were displayed and no injuries were sustained by the two employees on duty at the time police said.

Solve Crime of Week

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 a breaking, entering and theft at the Hardee's Restaurant in the Finksburg Plaza.

Some time between 1:30 and 3 a.m. March 3, the restaurant was forcibly entered through a rear door. The alarm on the door was damaged in the break-in, police said.

In addition to the door alarm, a safe also was damaged.

Items stolen from the restaurant include a Samsung television and a Samsung videocassette recorder.

Police believe the suspects may have hidden in the store before it closed.

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.

Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police:


Johahn Drive: Florence M. Hagy, 27, charged Thursday with four counts of uttering a bad check, four counts of theft over $300 and one count of theft/scheme; released on $1,000 bond.

Marhill Court: Theft of a radar detector from a vehicle parked at the residence April 18. Estimated loss: $200.

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

April 16

12:23 p.m., Mount Airy assisted Frederick County with a school fire on Old Annapolis Road.

6:02 p.m., Reese and Hampstead responded to a dryer fire on Wesley Road, Finksburg.

7:06 p.m., Sykesville and Winfield responded to a fire in the woods on Sykesville Road.

April 17

1:12 p.m., Taneytown , Harney, Emmitsburg, Kingsdale and Westminster responded to a report of smoke in a building on Frederick Street, Taneytown.

April 18

5:41 a.m., Mount Airy responded to an odor of gas on Interstate-70.

3:44 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a fire alarm on Watersville Road.

8:34 p.m. Westminster responded to a hazardous condition on Washington Road.

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