Solve Crime Of Week

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May 26, 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 break-in at a home under construction in the 2500 block of Flag Marsh Road in the Woodbine section of Carroll County.

Police said that between 3:30 p.m. on March 22 and 2:45 p.m. on March 24, someone broke into the home by ripping a hole in a piece of plywood covering the stair opening from the basement to the first floor.

A ladder was used to climb from the basement to the first floor, police said.

Police said the home has been a frequent target ofcrime over the past several months. Items stolen include an electricmiter saw, a kerosene heater, a Stanley hand saw, an Eastwing hammerand a pick.

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 44-year-old Sykesville man charged with the second-degree rape of a 13-year-old was released from the Carroll County Detention Center Thursday after posting bail.

Guy Gordon Marsh of the 1300 block of Buckhorn Road was charged by state police in Westminster Tuesday with two counts of second-degree rape in connection with an assault last August on a girl who was baby-sitting his 8-week-old daughter.

Marsh was released from prison in 1987 after serving 14 years when his murder conviction was overturned.

According to a police statement, the girl said Marsh, a truck driver, came home while his wife was at work and showed her videotapes of his appearances on the "Sally Jesse Raphael Show" and "Geraldo," then showed her a pornographic videotape.

Marsh began kissing her, and theyhad sex on the living-room couch, according to a statement the girl gave police.

They had sex in the bedroom on a second occasion during the same week, the statement said.

Marsh was convicted of first-degree and robbery in 1973 and sentenced to life in prison. He was released when it was discovered that the state's only witness was in jail at the time of the murder.

Marsh, accompanied by his attorney,Frederic Heyman of Bel Air, turned himself in to police early last week.

In addition to the rape charges, Marsh also was charged with two second-degree sex offenses, two third-degree sex offenses, two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery and one count of displaying obscene material.

He originally was held on $100,000 bond, which was reduced Wednesday to $25,000.


UNIONVILLE-- A Francis Scott Key High School junior was killed and another wascritically injured last week in an automobile accident in Frederick County.

Kimberly Dawn Baile, 16, of Union Bridge, was killed when her 1981 Ford Mustang pulled in front of a dump truck just before 9 a.m. at Liberty Road and Clemsonville Road.

She was pronounced deadat the scene, state police reported.

Her passenger, 16-year-old Natalie Batovsky of Union Bridge, suffered head injuries in the accident. She was listed in critical but stable condition late Friday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore.

She was flown to the hospital after the accident by state police helicopter.

State police said the Mustang was demolished after the dump truck hit its driver-side door. They said the Mustang apparently drove in front of the truck while attempting to turn left off Clemsonville Road.

Both vehicles were thrown into a roadside ditch by the impact of the crash.

The dump truck driver, William R. Forney of Union Bridge, received minor injuries in the accident but did not require medical attention, police said.

The girls were heading to a friend's house to meet with other students when the accident occurred, police said.

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