Man Charged In Escape


November 24, 1991

FREDERICK — A Montgomery County man was charged with attempted escape and malicious destruction of property as the result of his attempt to flee the Frederick County Adult Detention Center.

Matthew Tyma, 24, of Rockville is accused of trying to remove a light in a cell in an escape attempt Nov. 13. He was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail in connection with a gun-waving incident at a party near Mount Airy.



A Snydersburg Road man was listed in fair and stable condition late Friday after his car collided with a flatbed truck loaded with lumber Thursday morning.

Stephen Watt Rich, 31, was flown by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimmore after the 9:05 a.m. accident.

State police said the accident at Gorsuch and Leisters Church roads occured when Rich failed to stop at a stop sign.

Rich was southbound on Leisters Church Road in his 1984 Subaru, police said.

The truck, driven by Dennis Lee May of Taneytown, was southbound on Gorsuch Road north of Leisters Church Road.

Police said the vehicles collided when Rich pulled into the intersection

May was not injured in the crash, police said.

No charges were filed in the accident as of late Friday.


DATELINE: Hampstead

A 27-year-old Hampstead-Mexico Road woman who was seriously injured in an accident in BaltimoreCounty Wednesday faces charges in connection with the crash.

Baltimore County Police said they charged Alicia Ernst-Koors with one count of improper passing in the accident.

Ernst-Koors was westbound on Black Rock Road west of Grace Road when she pulled into the left lane in an attempt to pass two cars.

Police said Ernst-Koors' Ford Bronco collided with an oncoming pickup truck before she could returnto the right lane on Black Rock Road.

Ernst-Koors was flown by state police helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at UniversityHospital in Baltimore. She was listed in fair and stable condition late Friday.

Police said truck driver Donald Roth, and his passenger, Michael Valentino, were taken to Carroll County General Hospital where they were treated and released.

Police said Ernst-Koors may face additional charges.



Two juveniles have been charged with 13 counts each of malicious destruction in connection with the breaking of several windows Monday night.

State police said they were called to the 2000 block of Old Westminster Pike to investigate a series of windows being broken by rocks thron from a passing car.

Police said the vandalism occured in the 200, 500 and 600 blocks of Hook Road, the 2300 block of Mount Ventus Road, the 100 and 700 block of Houcksville Road, the 2100 and 2300blocks of Coon Club Road, the 500 block of Leisters Church Road and the 300 block of Georgetown Road in Littlestown, Pa.

Police said aneighbor on Mount Ventus Road copied the license number of a small white Toyota seen in the area of the damage.

The car led troopers to the juveniles,ages 16 and 17.

Police said charges are pending against the 21-year-old driver of the car.


DATELINE: Taneytown

A 32-year-old Tulip Court man has been charges withnegligent driving and failure to drive on the right side of the roadin a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman Nov. 12.

The charges against Kenneth Eugene Love stem from an accident that occured on Route 140 near Meadow Branch Road.

Police said Love lost control of the C. J. MIller dump truck he was driving and crossed the center line.

The truck struck a Ford pickup truck driven by Lora McKinney Harver of Courier Drive in Taneytown.

Harver was pronounced dead at the scene.



Residents of the Hilltop housing development are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who destroyed a soccer goal in a common area Nov. 15.

Police believe the destruction occured during the late evening hours or early morning hours.

Police said the goal was knocked over and broken into pieces. Damage is estimated at $800.

This incident is the latest in a seriesof destructions of property at the development.

The Hilltop Homeowners' Association is offering the reward. Anyone with information isasked to call the state police at 848-0999.

Callers can remain anonymous.



A Baltimore company is set to begin demolition Monday of the West Main Street building destroyed by fire Nov. 17.

City police Cpl. Rick May said Pottsand Callahan Inc. is set to raze the building at 16 W. Main St., which housed Heagy's Sport Shop and Stem's Furniture.

May said merchants on Main street should be able to operate their businesses as usual during the demolition.

May said the demolition will start at theback of the building and work forward.

He said traffic on Main Street and Winters Alley should not be interrupted.

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

Nov. 18

1:45 p.m., Gamber responded to a brush fire on Sykesville Road.

2:28 p.m., New Windsor and Westminster responded to a fire alarm on New Windsor Road.

3:14 p.m., Manchester, Pleasant Hill and Hampstead responded to a brush fire on Deep Run Road.

7:10 p.m., Hampstead responded to a brush fire on Greenmount Church Road.

8:31 p.m., Mount Airy assisted Frederick County on Old Annapolis Road.

Nov. 19

8:09 p.m., Winfield responded to a brush fire on Franklinville Road.

8:25 a.m., Gamber, Winfield and Sykesville responded to a house fire on Klee Mill Road.

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