CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

December 14, 1992

Youth held on burglary, auto theft charges

A 17-year-old Westminster youth who allegely broke into an apartment in the building in which he lives and stole the occupant's car was held by city police Thursday.

The youth faces juvenile charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, burglary, burglary with intent to steal, breaking and entering of a dwelling, theft, malicious destruction and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Police reports said someone gained forced entry into the apartment by entering a window from the roof and searched for money and took the car keys before taking the vehicle for a joy ride. The oil pan of the car was ruptured while the car was missing, police said.

The 1978 Ford Mustang, which was stolen from a parking lot behind East Main Street, was recovered at The Greens by police.

The suspect was released into the custody of his parents.

POLICE

* Westminster: Kenneth Taliaferro of Wimert Avenue reported to police that someone broke into his house and stole about $200 on Thursday.

Someone stole $105 from the purse of Stephanie Ault while she was at Champs on West Main Street on Thursday, she reported to police.

FIRE

* Union Mills: Pleasant Valley responded to wires down on Littlestown Pike at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for one hour.

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on Washington Road at 8:01 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 51 minutes.

Westminster responded to a Dumpster fire on Litchfield Circle at 1:38 p.m. Saturday. Two engines from the Westminster station needed more than two hours to extinguish the fire.

* Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley responded to a tree fire on Pinch Valley Road at 6:06 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 33 minutes.

Pleasant Valley responded to a transformer fire on Littlestown Pike at 5:04 a.m. Friday. Units were on the scene for 30 minutes.

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