WESTMINSTER DELIVERY MAN ROBBED — Driver arrested
WESTMINSTER -- When State Trooper Ira Click arrived Thursday morning at the scene of an accident in which a Ford truck was "wrapped around a telephone pole," he expected to take the driver to a hospital.
Instead, he took him to jail.
Twenty-year-old Anthony Michael Torosky Jr. of Winding Way was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of narcotics and paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated after his truck ran off the road and split a telephone pole.
Torosky, who said he was cut off by another motorist, had been driving east on Baker Road near Route 27 when he lost control of the vehicle, veered to the side of the road and struck the pole, splitting it in half, Click said.
Click said that when Torosky was in the patrol car, where he refused medical treatment, the officer smelled alcohol on his breath. Torosky was given a number of sobriety tests that showed his blood-alcohol level to be "over the legal limit" and he was arrested, Click said.
A subsequent search found "suspected marijuana" in a silver smoking device in Torosky's pocket, in a brass and wooden smoking device near the scene, and in a clear plastic bag in the truck.
Torosky was also charged with negligent driving, failure to use a seat belt and violating a license restriction.
WESTMINSTER -- A driver for Domino's pizza was assaulted and robbed Wednesday as he delivered an order to a Manchester Avenue business, city police reported.
Keith J. Gaj, 31, of Reisterstown, pulled up to Graham's Service Center shortly after 11:30 p.m. and saw a man and a woman standing near the building. The man approached Gaj with some money, as if to pay for the pizza.
Police said the man took the pizza from Gaj, who was knocked to the ground by a third person who kicked him repeatedly. The first man demanded money from Gaj as he lay on the ground. When Gaj gave the assailants an undisclosed sum of money, all three ran down Manchester Avenue.
Police have released composite sketches of the three suspects:
The woman is described as white, short and of heavy build, with shoulder-length brown hair.
The man who demanded the money is described as black and of slim build, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing dark clothing.
There is no description of the man who assaulted Gaj.
Police ask anyone who has information about the crime or can identify any of the suspects to call the Westminster City Police at 846-4646 or, to remain anonymous, call 857-TIPS (8477).
Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (state police). All calls are confidential, and you do not have to give your name.
Here is compilation of some of the crimes reported to local and state police:
Baltimore Boulevard: State police reported that someone broke into Murray's Motors Inc. through a window on June 1, stealing tools, telephones and two automobiles, and damaging a 1984 Dodge Ram truck.
Hanover Pike: State police reported that someone broke into the E-Z Minit Market through a window on May 29 and took money and cigarettes.
Uniontown Road: State police said someone broke into a barn owned by Macro Management Inc. through a side door and stole a masonry saw between May 16 and 31.
Salem Bottom Road: Someone broke into a shed and stole a Honda all-terrain vehicle between May 23 and 25.
Poole Road: A pavilion at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall was vandalized between May 25 and June 1.
Gorsuch Road: State police said someone broke into a residence through the front door and stole a checkbook, checks and jewelry between May 27 and 31.
South Court Street: Caprice L. Ericson reported that someone cut the screen and broke a window of her home in an attempt to break in on June 7. Nothing was reported missing. Damage was estimated at $50.
Johahn Drive: Joann Deavers reported that someone broke off the antenna and stole the hubcaps from her vehicle on June 7, at a loss of $85.
East Main Street: Andrew Keefer of Rockland Road reported that someone broke the driver's side mirror of his parked vehicle on June 7, causing $150 worth of damage.
La Costa Circle: Dona Mullen reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle on June 7 and stole property worth $139.
Willis Street: Joseph Hoffman III reported that someone entered his unlocked vehicle on June 7 and stole property worth $100.
Charles Street: Janey Wells reported both license tags from her vehicle missing on June 10.
East Main Street: Samuel Greenholz of Chase Street reported that a $400 cellular car phone was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the Gilbert Garage on June 10.
West Main Street: Louise Geiman on June 11 reported that someone slashed the front tire of her vehicle, causing $75 worth of damage.
Pennsylvania Avenue: Albert Monroe Boyce Jr., 29, was arrested June 11 on charges of violating probation. He was held on $5,000 bond.