CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

January 26, 1993

Drug suspect released on recognizance

One of two Reisterstown residents arrested with about $500 worth of suspected cocaine Friday evening has been released on her own recognizance and the second was held on $5,000 bond.

Jacqueline S. Hood, 33, was released yesterday and her companion Richard R. Cutler, 29, both of the 200 block Candytuft Road, had his bail reduced from $15,000 to $5,000.

Police said the couple was arrested in a room at the Comfort Inn after a brief investigation.

Cpl. Wayne Mann of the Westminster City police said officers recovered about $1,500 and several rocks of suspected crack cocaine in a room occupied by the couple at the Westminster motel.

Bond set at $20,000 for arson suspect

Bond was set at $20,000 Friday for a 21-year-old cook who is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on charges of setting a fire in October that extensively damaged a 100-year-old former schoolhouse on Hughes Shop Road.

Rusty J. Harman of the 600 block of Hughes Shop Road was arrested at his home by Deputy State Fire Marshal Frank Rauschenberg after a four-month investigation. He was still in the detention center yesterday evening.

The building, known as Meadow Branch School, was built in the late 1800s and used as a school until about 1935. It has been used most recently as a storehouse.

Man accused of assault released on bond

A 22-year-old Baltimore man was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on $1,000 bond after he allegedly fired a shot at another man shortly before midnight Thursday.

Antoin J. Newman of the 4100 block of Park Heights Ave. was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other charges.

Police recovered an unloaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun from an apartment in the first block of Union St., where Mr. Newman was arrested about 1 a.m. Friday. He was released on bond Saturday.


* Westminster: The windshield of an automobile parked in the rear of a house on East Main Street was broken on Sunday. The owner, Judith L. Bixler, told police the replacement cost was unknown at this time.

The side window of a car parked at Cranberry Mall was broken and two stereo speakers stolen on Sunday. David S. Newill of Robins Way told police the loss was $350.


* Westminster: Units from Westminster and Reese responded to a chimney fire on Bennet Cerf Drive at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday.

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