CENTRAL Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

November 02, 1992

Baltimore woman hurt in Westminster car crash

A Baltimore woman was treated and released from Carroll County General Hospital after a tail-ender accident on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in Westminster at 5:05 p.m. Friday.

Dawn Datz, 49, of Baltimore, was westbound on Main Street when her vehicle was struck from behind by a mini-van driven by Carl Mielke Jr. of Ormond Beach, Fla.

Ms. Datz told police she had stopped quickly when a pedestrian stepped from the curb as she was trying to turn right onto Railroad Avenue.

Police said Mr. Mielke applied his brakes, but slid on wet pavement. It was raining at the time.

Ms. Datz complained of neck pains after the crash. Mr. Mielke was not injured.

Westminster police charged Mr. Mielke with failure to control speed to avoid a collision.

Police directed traffic around the rush-hour accident.

Westminster student wins scholarships

Elizabeth VanHorn, 18, the daughter of Linwood and Betsy VanHorn of Westminster, has received two four-year renewable academic scholarships from Salisbury State University, where she is a freshman.

Miss VanHorn received the Guerrieri Scholarship and the full tuition Presidential Scholarship from the university. She was also awarded a one-time $500 Honors Program Scholarship based on her academic record in high school and her Scholastic Aptitude Test scores.

She also was awarded a $1,500 Robert Byrd Scholarship and a $3000 Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award.

She is a 1992 graduate of Westminster High School where she ranked first in her class.

POLICE

* Westminster: Charles Leroy Lee, 31, unit block of West Main Street, is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in $10,000 bail on charges of robbing an employee of Harry's Lunch on Oct. 17.

Court records say that Lee grabbed Ms. Dorothy M. Martin at the rear of the restaurant and knocked her to the ground as he fled with her purse, which contained $450.

* A Pennsylvania Avenue resident reported to police that while he was away from his house an intruder entered and stole his combination television-videocassette recorder. The $500 loss was reported on Thursday.

* Delight M. Buenaflor, of Lexington Park, told police that while his car was parked on Monroe Street in Westminster last Thursday, some one stole both license plates. The loss was $27.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese fire companies investigated an odor of propane gas at Crossroads Square shopping center at Md. 97 and Md. 140 at 7:08 a.m. yesterday.

Both companies also investigated a false alarm at the Cranberry Square shopping center on Route 140 and North Center Street at 11:50 a.m. yesterday.

* Reese: Reese and Gamber companies responded to a chimney fire on Green Mill Road at 3:44 p.m. Saturday for an hour.

* Union Mills: Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., companies responded to a house fire on Brown Road at 10:40 p.m. Saturday.

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