High's Store Is Robbed

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April 29, 1992

WESTMINSTER — A lone gunman robbed the High's Dairy Store on East Green and Bishopstreets on Sunday, Westminster police reported.

The robber entered the store at about 1:15 p.m. and brandished a blue steel, semi-automatic handgun.

After taking an undetermined amount of money, the suspect was last seen fleeing east on East Green on foot.

He was described as a black male, between 5-feet-9 and 6 feet tall, with a medium build and receding hairline, and between 35 and 40 years old. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a gray sweater, blue jeans and a nylon mask.



WESTMINSTER -- Members of the Carroll County Local Emergency Planning Committee heard a proposal that the county start a latex paint collection program to prevent the paint from being dumped into the county's Northern Landfill.

During the last chemical amnesty day, most of the material collected was old paint.

The proposal calls for establishing a central collecting point where residents could drop off their unused paint.

The collected paint, which could be reformulated and probably would have a light gray tinge, could be used to paint the interiors of public buildings.

The committee also discussed the possibility of an agricultural cleanup program that would collect all unused and excess chemicals from farms.

The program would require an outside contractor -- at an estimated cost of $60,000 to $70,000 -- to collect, identify and dispose of the chemicals.

The committee is still planningto have a hazardous material spill exercise some time this fall.


* Maryland State Police: 848-3111, 875-5418 or 876-2101; Crime Prevention Unit, 876-8956; Emergency, 911.

* Sheriff: 848-9666 or 876-2440.

* Hampstead: 239-8954.

* Manchester: 848-3111.

* Mount Airy: 795-6012, 829-1424, 831-5768 or 848-3111.

* New Windsor: 848-3111.

* Sykesville: 795-0757 or 848-3111.

*Taneytown: 751-1150 or 848-3111.

* Union Bridge: 848-3111.

* Westminster: 848-4646 or 876-3100.


Please report crime tips tothese hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilation of some of the crime reported to local and state police:


Wesley Road: Westminster police arrested Stewart K. Wisner, 36, and charged him with one count of theft on April 22.


Georgetown Boulevard: Maryland State Police reported that someone broke into A Final Touch and stole an undisclosed amount of cash on April 24.

Old Washington Road: Maryland State Police arrested Charles T. Lindenberg, 23, and charged him with assault with intent to murder, breaking and entering, and two counts of battery on April 26.

New Windsor

Church Street: Maryland State Police arrested Mark Allen Moorefield, 28, and charged him with assaulton April 26.


Poole Road: Westminster police reported that someone shot an arrow at Earl Lambert while he was driving near South Center and East Green streets on April 24.

140 Village Shopping Center: Westminster police said the Eastern Waste Industries reported that someone set one of their Dumpsters on fire, causing about $50 in damage on April 24.

Long Valley Road: Westminster police said that Rossie Swanke reported that someone stole a sign, worth $128.50, from the front lawn of her house on April 24.

Baltimore Boulevard: Westminster police said Westminster Motors reported that someone broke into its showroom, causing about $125 in damage, stole the keys to a 1991 Chevy Camaro, worth $16,500, and drove it off the lot on April 25.

Ralph Street: Westminster police said that Paul Weidner reported that someone broke a window of his house, causing about $100 in damages, on April 25.

Bond Street: Westminster police arrested Matthew H. Cook, 22, and charged him with driving while intoxicated, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia on April 25.

Sullivan Avenue: Westminster police said that Lora C. Livesay reported that someone broke the windshield of her car, causing about $200 in damage on April 26.

Route 140: Westminster police said Patton Construction reported that someone removed 40 advertising signs, worth about $2,500, on routes 140 and 31 on April 26.

Hook Road: Westminster police arrested Christina L. Hall, 21, and charged her with three counts each of writing bad checks and theft.


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

April 25

11:51 a.m., Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia responded to a house fire on Hillcrest Avenue.

3:55 p.m., Westminster responded to an automobile fire on Guadalupe Drive.

11:11 p.m., New Windsor, Union Bridge and Taneytown responded to a house fireon Watson Lane.

11:32 p.m., Pleasant Valley investigated a building on Route 140.

April 26

12:25 a.m., Winfield responded to a brush fire on Liberty Road.

4:46 p.m., Winfield, Mount Airy and NewWindsor responded to a chimney fire on Roop Road.

8:47 p.m., Manchester responded to a pole fire on Park Avenue.

April 28

11:29 a.m., Westminster and Reese responded to an alarm on East Main Street.

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