CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

January 18, 1993

Vandals smash car lights windows

Vandals used what police believe to be a baseball bat to smash the windows and taillights of several vehicles Saturday night in and around Westminster, state police said.

Owners of an unspecified number of cars on Pinch Valley Drive, Snowfall Way and Geneva Drive, as well as other areas in Westminster, reported the damage to police, who believe the vehicles were vandalized between 10 p.m and 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police said the damage reported is estimated at $2,000.

Anyone with information concerning any of the incidents may call state police at 848-3111.

State highway officials eye Main St. options

State Highway Administration officials are looking at possibilities for the reconstruction of West Main Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster.

Charles Adams of the SHA landscape architecture division told the reconstruction task force last week that state highway planners would consider:

* A request from Western Maryland College to lower the crown othe hill on West Main Street near the entrance to the college to improve visibility.

* Possible changes in the triangular intersection of West MaiStreet, Old New Windsor Road and Uniontown Road.

* How to minimize loss of parking spaces and save trees whilreconstructing Pennsylvania Avenue.

POLICE

* Westminster: Police are searching for a man who escaped from the Sears Department Store at Cranberry Mall after stealing a computer and a camcorder about 6 p.m. Wednesday. He was seen running across the parking lot and getting into a car driven by a second person. The loss is estimated at $1,079.

An official of Ecker's Auto Repair on East Green Street told police someone tried to get into the building by forcing a side door Wednesday. Damage was estimated to be $5.

An East Green Street resident reported that the expiration sticker was removed from the license plate of his car while it was parked near his house Wednesday.

Someone punctured a tire on the car of Ann M. Frantz, of Niner Private Road, while it was parked on East Green Street on Wednesday. The damage was estimated at $75.

FIRE

* Westminster: Firefighters from Reese were dispatched to investigate a report of a fire on Hemlock Lane at 5:42 p.m. Thursday.

Westminster firefighters extinguished a car fire at the 140 Village shopping center at 12:04 a.m. Friday.

Firefighters investigated an open 911 call from Herbert Avenue at 8:22 p.m. Friday and were out of the station 23 minutes.

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