WESTMINSTER — 7 youths charged in bicycle thefts
Seven juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 15 were each charged with seven counts of theft for stealing bicycles on Sept. 3.
According to city police reports, the group was observed by officers on Uniontown Road at about 3 a.m., riding bikes stolen from area residents. When the youths saw police, they attempted to escape on foot, police said.
Two of the juveniles were arrested and questioned several days later, prior to the arrests of the others. All were released in the custody of their parents.
City police are still holding three of the recovered bicycles for the owners to claim them.
A detailed description of the bike must be furnished to authorities.
Westminster accident sends 2 to hospitals
A 40-year-old city woman who suffered serious leg injuries in a two-car accident on Sunday was listed in fair and stable condition at the R. Adams Cowley Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.
Sharon Yingling, of Marhill Court, was transferred to the trauma center after receiving emergency treatment at Carroll County General Hospital for a leg injury.
The victim told city police she was westbound on state Route 140, preparing to enter the left-turn lane for Route 31, when her vehicle was struck head-on by an eastbound car operated by Stephen Lee Selby, 40, also of Westminster.
Mr. Selby was taken to the trauma center by Med-Evac helicopter, treated and released.
Police said Mr. Selby was driving east on Route 140 and crossed the double yellow center line to avoid striking a white Toyota Corolla that crossed in front of him. The errant Toyota did not stop.
* Englar Road: Electronic equipment valued at $1,629 was stolen from the automobile of Steven Michael Crist, of Ridge Road, Finksburg, while it was parked near the K mart on Sunday.
* West Main Street: An official of Lemar Realty Co. told police an electric antenna was broken off one of the firm's cars on Monday.
* Pennsylvania Avenue: Property valued at $180 was taken from the home of Joanna Smith when someone gained entry on Monday.