Police seize drugs, 4 people arrestedUsing information...


September 02, 1992

WESTMINSTER — Police seize drugs, 4 people arrested

Using information from a tip, the Carroll County Drug Task force arrested three Westminster residents and a New Windsor man Monday on charges of possession of cocaine and related offenses, police reported.

The task force was given the description of a car and its tag number and was told its occupants would be carrying an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine, said Sgt. John Burton, supervisor of the task force.

Police spotted a Ford Mustang with that license number around 11 p.m. on Md. 140 near Center Street. After the car had been stopped by police, a drug-sniffing police dog alerted officers to the presence of a controlled dangerous substance, said Sergeant Burton.

A search of the vehicle revealed eight "baggies" of crack cocaine, he said.

Three men and a woman were arrested at the scene.

Michael Lee Hill, 33, of the 900 block of McKinstry Mill Road in New Windsor; Deidra Mia Richards, 26, and Christopher Lamont Magruder, 20, both of the 100 block of E. Main St.; and Curtis Lee Frisby, 28, of Washington Lane, all in Westminster, were charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sergeant Burton said.

Mr. Hill, Mr. Magruder and Mr. Frisby were held on $2,500 bail last night. Ms. Richards was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

* 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 a compilation of some of the crimes reported to the area and state police:

* East Main Street: Stanley J. Sharkey of South Church Street reported on Aug. 22 that a bicycle valued at $150 was stolen while parked at the post office.

* Md. 32: Four juveniles were arrested and charged after the Carroll County Career and Technology Center was broken into and extensively damaged Aug. 16, according to Maryland State Police. The four were released in custody of their parents.

* Dorothy Avenue: Someone broke into a storage shed and stole a 12-horsepower riding mower, a boy's Diamond Back trick bike, a propane heater and gas tank. The burglary occurred Aug. 15.

* Longwell Lot: Louis R. Wittbecker of Kirkhoff Road reported Aug. 25 that his automobile was scratched while parked on the lot. Damage was about $100.

* Longwell Lot: Doris Jean Ward Brown, of Baltimore Street, Taneytown, told police on Monday that someone stole the right front tire and lug nuts from her car and damaged a door. She estimated the loss and damage at $56.

* East Main Street: Justin Dee Moore, of Pennsylvania Avenue, told police he left his bicycle in front of Bobby's Hobby Lobby on Tuesday and discovered it missing when he returned for it. The bike is a 20-inch with gray frame and valued at $25.

* Longwell Avenue: Someone tossed a rock through a window of West Middle School on Monday. Estimated replacement cost: $50.

* Westmoreland Avenue: In the third case of automobile vandalism this week, Jason Bennett, of Laurel Lane, reported to police that the side window of his car was broken. Loss was about $200.

* West Green Street: Grant Douglas Disharoon told police that someone damaged the ignition of his car last Wednesday in an attempt to steal the vehicle. Damage was estimated at $100.

* Carroll Street: A box of syringes worth $118.75 was stolen from the Carroll Hospice after someone broke a screen and storm window at the facility last Wednesday.

* Chase Street: Someone removed mail, opened it and returned it to her mailbox, Cynthia Gerber told authorities Aug. 26.

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