Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


December 08, 1992

Owings Mills man charged in Westminster robbery

A 42-year-old Owings Mills man, who allegedly robbed a Westminster High's dairy store at gunpoint in April, was held on $10,000 bail by the court commissioner yesterday.

Walter Alexander of the first block of Hiawatha Court was brought to Carroll County from the Baltimore Detention Center, where he was being held on unrelated charges and then returned to Baltimore last night.

Mr. Alexander is charged with the armed robbery of the convenience store in the 200 block of E. Green St. about 1:22 a.m. April 26. Additional charges of theft and using a handgun in the commission of a felony were also placed against the Owings Mills man.

The suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the night manager of the store before escaping with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured in the early morning robbery, police said.


* Westminster: Someone broke the ignition of a car owned by Michele Yelton of Schalk Road near Alesia Thursday in an apparent attempt to steal the automobile, which was parked on East Green Street. Damage is estimated at $200.

The rear window of a truck belonging to James Gegraw of Old Westminster Road was shattered and property valued at $350 was taken on Friday. The truck was parked at the Moose Lodge on Buena Vista Drive.

Ramona L. Brown of Manchester Road told police the tag was removed from her car while it was parked on the Ralph Street parking lot last Friday. Loss is estimated at $27.

Glenn W. Bell of Lawndale Road in Finksburg told police his $12,000 automobile was stolen while he was at the Westminster Riding Club on North Colonial Avenue last Thursday.

D.R.S. & Associates of Winter Street reported to local authorities someone used a magic marker to write on the rear door of the business last Tuesday. Articles valued at $133 were also taken from inside. On Nov. 30 an unknown person spray-painted the rear door, causing about $50 damage. Police are investigating both incidents.

Kelly Quain of Western Maryland College reported to officials that property valued at $1,200 was removed from her room on Friday.

The windows of two automobiles parked in Westminster were shattered over the weekend. Joyce Turner of Bishop Street told police her car was parked on Wimert Street when a rock was thrown through the window. The damage is $200. Luray Whitmore of Baltimore Boulevard said his car was parked at the 140 Shopping Center when a window was shattered. The damage is estimated at $200.


* Westminster: Fire units from Westminster and New Windsor were dispatched to a house on Silver Court for a chimney fire at 6:43 p.m. on Sunday.

An automobile fire on Pennsylvania Avenue at 6:52 p.m. on Sunday was extinguished in 31 minutes.

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