MOUNT AIRY — A preliminary hearing for a 39-year-old Buffalo Road man accused of sexually abusing young boys has been set for July 5 in Frederick County District Court.
Larry Bruce Jury was arrested June 4 by state police in Frederick and charged with second- and third-degree sex offenses in connection with a boy who was in the second and fourth gradeswhen the alleged attacks took place.
Police documents said the sex offenses took place between Sept. 1, 1980, and Dec. 31, 1983.
Jury also was charged with a third-degree sex offense and assault and battery in connection with another boybetween Jan. 1, 1987, and Dec. 31, 1988.
Second-degree sex offenses can involve oral sex or sodomy of children 14 years old or younger. Third-degree sex offenses involve sexually touching children under the age of 14.
Jury was being held late Friday at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on $80,000 bail.
ARSON CHARGE FOR FIREFIGHTER
TANEYTOWN -- A 19-year-old city firefighter was arrested lastweek and charged in connection with the May arson of a newspaper recycling trailer.
Todd Naugle, of the 2000 block of Crouse Mill Road, was arrested and charged Wednesday after a tip from a citizen led fire investigators to him, fire officials said.
Naugle was charged with one count of arson of personal property worth more than $1,000. He was released after posting $5,000 bond.
The fire at the aluminum trailer occurred May 3 at about 11:30 p.m. in Taneytown Memorial Park.
The recycling trailer, which was operated by Lurgan Leasing ofShippensburg, Pa., sustained about $10,000 damage.
Officials did not disclose any motive for the fire.
FIRE SUSPECT RELEASED
WESTMINSTER -- A homeless man charged in an April arson at a Main Street apartment building has been released from jail on his own recognizance.
Charles Ray Ogline, 42, is one of two men charged with setting the four-alarm fire that left one man dead and 12 people homeless.
Carvin "Big Joe" Hanna died in the early-morning blaze that caused an estimated $100,000 damage to the apartment building. The fire also caused $85,000 damage to Ernie's Place, the bar next door.
Ogline was arrested and charged hours after the fire when Westminster City Police said he confessed to setting it.
In May, a resident of the apartment building also was charged with setting the fire.
John Woodward, 44, also faces charges of first-degree murder, arson and willfuland malicious destruction.
On June 14, District Judge Joann Ellinghaus-Jones ruled there was sufficient evidence to bring Woodward to trial on the charges.
Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck ordered Oglinereleased from the Carroll County Detention Center after reviewing his petition to have his $40,000 bail reduced.
Woodward still was being held late Friday at the detention center on a $250,000 bond.
No trial date has been set for Woodward or Ogline.
HOLIDAY TRAFFIC ALERT
WESTMINSTER -- Special traffic patterns will be in place at theend of the fireworks display July 4 at the Carroll County Farm Museum, city police said.
Traffic leaving the main entrance of the FarmMuseum will head northbound on South Center Street in two lanes. Both lanes will be one way to Route 140.
Vehicles will be allowed to turn left onto Main Street or Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.
Traffic entering Westminster from Washington Road will be directed to Route 140 via Manchester Avenue or sent to Route 97 by a right turn onto Main Street.
East Main Street and East Green Street will be closed to through traffic between South Center Street and Washington Road, police said.
CRUISERS GET A NEW LOOK
WESTMINSTER -- Carroll County Sheriff's Department police cruisers are getting a new look, courtesy of a local body shop.
Charles Beck, of Becker's Body Shop in Westminster, has agreed to donate the necessary body work to change the colors of cruisers, Sheriff John Brown announced this week.
Brown wanted the patrol cars to sport the highly visible and traditionalblack-and-white style rather than their previous white with a blue stripe.
The sheriff said Becker agreed to do the work as a good deed to the community.
Becker was able to convince two paint makers to donate the $1,000 worth of paint needed for the 15 patrol cars.
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 break-in at the Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church Sunday School in Hampstead.
Police said that between 3 p.m. March 29 and 7 a.m. April 1, five Andersen window operating cranks were damaged.
Entry to the building, which is underconstruction, was made through the roof, police said.
In a previous incident at the church Sunday School, copper pipe was stolen, police said.
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.
Here is acompilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency OperationsCenter:
5:54 p.m., Mount Airy assisted Montgomery County on a barn fire on Route 27.
7:10 a.m., Reese responded to a smoke detector sounding on Ridge Road.
12:25 p.m., Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Hampstead responded to an apartment fire on East Main Street in Westminster.
4:50 p.m., Winfield responded to a wheat field fire on Freter Road.
7:37 a.m., Gamber responded to an electrical fire on Deer Park Road.
1:09 p.m., Union Bridge and New Midway of Frederick County responded to a dump truck fire on Middleburg Road.
2:56 p.m., Gamber responded to a field fire on Route 97.