Restaurant held upELDERSBURG -- Two men robbed an employee...

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May 06, 1992

ELDERSBURG — Restaurant held up

ELDERSBURG -- Two men robbed an employee of Ocean Pride Raw Bar and Lounge on Sunday morning, Maryland State Police reported.

Wayne Anderson was working in the rear of the restaurant, in the 6300 block of Georgetown Blvd., at about 10 a.m. when two men entered and accosted him.

The robbers, wearing stocking masks and armed with pistols, took an undisclosed amount of money and jewelry from Anderson. They forced him into a walk-in freezer and fled.

Police did not have detailed descriptions of the robbers.

Mount Airy man injured

NEW MARKET

NEW MARKET -- A Mount Airy man was one of two employees of a trucking company burned when a light bulb broke and ignited gasoline fumes from a truck they were repairing.

Daniel Newcomer, 26, of Mount Airy and William Trent, 25, of Washington County were taken by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center and reported in stable condition late Monday. Both work for Hahn Transportation Inc. in this Frederick County community.

A hospital spokesman said Newcomer received first- and second-degree burns on 6.5 percent of his body and Trent suffered second-degree burns on 3 percent of his body.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Faron Taylor said the fire began around 11:30 a.m. when a drop light on a cord fell. The bulb broke, igniting flammable vapor in the area.

Firefighters from Mount Airy assisted six Frederick County companies at the fire, which caused an estimated $3,000 damage to the truck.

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Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and 876-8956 (state police). 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:

FINKSBURG

Murray Road: State police reported that someone broke into a house through a window and stole currency and jewelry on April 22.

HAMPSTEAD

North Woods Trial: State police said employees of Mile Electric Co. reported that someone broke into the company's storage shed and vans and stole tools and construction materials on the night of April 20.

Shamer Run Drive: State police said that someone broke into a house and stole a Honda four-wheel all-terrain vehicle on April 23.

MANCHESTER

Manchester Baptist Church Road: State police reported that someone broke into a house and stole a Kawasaki dirt motorcycle between April 10 and 12.

Valley Vista Court: State police reported that someone broke into a house through the basement and vandalized it, causing an undetermined amount of damage, on April 22.

WESTMINSTER

Greenvale Road: State police reported that someone stole electronic equipment from a house between April 19 and 24.

Leppo Road: State police reported that someone tried to break into a house on April 23, damaging the front door, but nothing was stolen.

Old Baltimore Road: State police reported that between April 24 and 28, someone tried to break into a house, causing damage to the front door, but nothing was taken.

Sycamore Street: Westminster police arrested Ernest L. Robertson Jr. and charged him with one count of malicious destruction on April 30.

Uniontown Road: Westminster police arrested Joseph M. Keene, 27, and charged him with disorderly intoxication and failure to obey on May 1.

Pennsylvania Avenue: Westminster police arrested Shawn J. Long, 21, and charged him with writing a bad check on May 1.

Stacy Lee Drive: Westminster police said Carl Warren reported that someone dented his car and smashed his windshield, causing about $300 in damage, on May 1.

West George Street: Westminster police said Paul L. Dukehart reported that someone smashed a window and tried to enter the tool box of his truck, causing $250 in damage, on May 2.

140 Shopping Center: Westminster police said Troy W. Waddell reported that someone smashed a window of his car, causing $250 in damage, and stole some items on May 2.

Carroll View Avenue: Westminster police arrested Garry B. Ray, 20, and charged him with two counts of battery and drug possession and a count of malicious destruction on May 2.

East Main Street: Westminster police said Jaime Silverman reported that someone threw a brick through the window of her parked car on May 2 and removed property worth $214.

Janice Way: Westminster police said Luann Yaffe reported that someone broke into her car, damaged the ignition switch and caused $212 in damage on May 4.

Monroe Street: Westminster police said Lisa N. Haupt reported that someone slashed the tires of her car, causing $30 in damage, while it was parked in front of her house on May 4.

Liberty Street: Westminster police arrested Jerry R. Lell, 37, and charged him with theft under $300.

South Court Street: Westminster police said Mark K. Fields reported that someone stole his bicycle while it was parked on East Main Street.

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

May 2

2:32 a.m., Hampstead responded to a hay fire on Dover Road.

1:19 p.m. Pleasant Valley, Littlestown and Kingsdale responded to a building fire on Babylon Road.

2:18 p.m., Taneytown responded to a Dumpster fire on East Baltimore Street.

6:13 p.m., Sykesville responded to a brush fire on Georgetown Boulevard.

7:26 p.m., Winfield responded to a woods fire on Jim Smith Lane.

8:30 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a brush fire on Taneytown Road.

8:32 p.m., Manchester responded to a brush fire on Route 27.

9:03 p.m., Hampstead responded to a brush fire on Houcksville Road.

9:27 p.m., Westminster responded to a Dumpster fire on East Main Street.

11:26 p.m., Westminster responded to a Dumpster fire on Fairground Village.

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