Sex Offender Caught

Police and fire scan

December 01, 1991

WESTMINSTER — A 58-year-old convicted sex offender who escaped from a Baltimore clinic was captured on Blue Heron Drive late Tuesday night. Frederick Andre Stein was arrested by Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Fisher after the Sheriff's Department received an anonymous tip.

Stein, who was convicted in 1989 of sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl, was sent to the Johns Hopkins Sexual Disorders Clinic Nov. 4 for treatment of pedophilia.

He was scheduled to be returned to the Carroll County Detention Center after his treatment was over.

Stein was serving a 10-year sentence for abusing the girl while he was baby-sitting her.

CarrollCounty Sheriff John Brown said Stein would be charged with escape.

He was being held at the Detention Center late Friday.

RESIDENTS OFFER REWARD

DATELINE: ELDERSBURG

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

Police believe the destructionoccurred during the late evening 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 series at the development.

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

Callers may remain anonymous.

SOLVE CRIMES OF WEEK

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 that at some time 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 small pizza oven and three 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 some time 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 inflicted 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.

BARN FIRE CAUSE PROBED

DATELINE: TANEYTOWN

TANEYTOWN -- Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged a barn on Francis Scott Key Highway Thursday night.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Al Ward said the fire caused an estimated $70,000 damage to the barn, which contained straw andbales of hay.

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