Three Charged In Raid

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November 27, 1991

WESTMINSTER — Two juveniles and two adults were arrested in a raid at the Comfort Inn Friday and face drug charges, city police reported.

Westminster City Police executed a search and seizure warrant on a room at the motel and seized an undisclosed amount of cocaine and marijuana, police said.

Matthew Lucius Conaway, 21, of no known address, and Tammy Marie Caple, 21, of Main Street in Union Bridge, were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

The two juveniles face the same charges and were released into the custody of their parents.

Conaway and Caple were released from the Carroll County Detention Center after posting $5,000 bond.



WESTMINSTER -- A Cardinal Drive man was killed Thursday when he was thrown from his car on Copper Mine Road in Frederick.

Elmer T. Bowman was driving his Jeep Cherokee north on Copper Mine Road south of CashSmith Road when his car went off the side of the road, police said.

Police said the Jeep went through a fence and flipped over, throwing Bowman from the car.

He was flown by state police helicopter tothe Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore after the 11:15 p.m. accident.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour later.

A passenger in the Jeep, Derrick R. Bowman, 29, of the 2100 block Mayberry Drive in Westminster, was treated atFrederick Memorial Hospital and released.



ELDERSBURG -- 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 occurred late at night or early in the morning.

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

This incident is the latest in a series of vandalism at the development.

The Hilltop Homeowners' Association is offering the reward. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers 848-0999.

Callers can remain anonymous.



WESTMINSTER -- The City Police have selected the winners in the fourthannual Fallfest "Sammy Safety Coloring Contest."

Nine winners were selected from 139 entries. The winning entries will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library in Westminster for the next several weeks.

In the 4- to-6-year-old group, the first-place winner was Rachel Wenzel. Second place was awarded to Jamie Coady and third place went to Lauren Malta.

Among the 7- to 9-year-olds, first placewent to Emily von Gunter, second place was awarded to Maria Miller and third place went to Laura Yingling.

First place in the 10- to 11-year-olds went to Jayme Wagner, second place was awarded to Lisa Gallagher and third place was awarded to Nick Cruz.

First-place winners received trophy plaques, second-place winners were awarded ribboned medallions and third place-winners were given award ribbons.

Each winner also received a "buckle-up" key chain that snaps together like a seat belt.


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

This week the group is targeting the theft of several items at a concession stand in Finksburg and damage to pumpkin and barley fields in Hampstead.

Police said sometime between 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m. Sept. 15, the Roaring Run Lions Club concession stand at the Finksburg ball field was broken into.

One smallcommercial stainless steel pizza oven and three household refrigerator-freezers were stolen, police said.

Two are white General Electric refrigerators and one is a green Westinghouse refrigerator.

In the second crime, police said that between 10 p.m. Oct. 5 and 8 p.m. Oct. 6 pumpkin and barley fields along Snydersburg Road in Hampstead were damaged.

Police said the damage was done by a vehicle driven through the fields.

A white pickup truck may have been involved, police said.

Anyone with information on either of the crimes is asked call Crime Solvers at (800) 562-TIPS.


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

Nov. 24

11:07 a.m., Gamber responded to a brush fire on Deer ParkRoad.

1:20 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on Railroad Avenue.

Nov. 25

5:25 p.m., Taneytown, Emmittsburg and Harney responded to a chimney fire on Taneytown Pike.

Nov. 26

6:22 a.m., New Windsor, Union Bridge and Taneytown responded to smoke in a house on Uniontown Road.

10:32 a.m., Reese, Gamber and Baltimore County responded to a chimney fire on Deer Park Road.

12:01p.m., Mount Airy responded to a brush fire on Old Annapolis Road.

12:20 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a truck fire on Herbert Avenue.

1:03 p.m., Westminster and Reese responded to a smoke detector sounding on Englar Road.

2:20 p.m., Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Adams County responded to smoke in a house on Leppo Road.

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