CENTRAL--Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

January 28, 1993

Finksburg man charged in beating

A 36-year-old Finksburg laborer was held on $25,000 bond yesterday on charges of beating his 14-year-old son on Tuesday.

Court records indicated that the boy, who was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released, was struck about the head and face numerous times and thrown to the floor at his


The suspect was was arrested by Trooper Douglas Reitz after he received a call to the boy's house about 7:40 p.m. and observed injuries to the victim's face.

The trooper indicated in his report that the boy was bleeding from the left ear and had blood on the back of his head.

The suspect was charged with child abuse of a person under 18 years old, assault and battery.

Four Dumpster blazes keep firefighters busy

Westminster firefighters were kept busy by a rash of four Dumpster fires within 2 1/2 hours in downtown Westminster late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.

The first fire was discovered at 9:32 p.m. on East Main Street.

At 9:59 p.m. a fire was discovered in a Dumpster on West Main Street, followed by another fire on West Main Street at 11:07 p.m.

At 12:02 a.m. another Dumpster fire was discovered on Oak Hill Court.


* Westminster: Three soda machines in front of stores in Westminster were damaged Tuesday by someone trying to get the money they contained. One machine, in front of the Weis Market on Route 140, was broken open and $108 removed. Two machines were damaged in front of Wal-Mart on Englar Road. That loss was estimated at $300.

Six temporary Maryland license plates were stolen Tuesday from Westminster Motors on Baltimore Boulevard. An official set the value at $48.

Melissa Frisby of Chase Street told police someone broke into her car Tuesday while it was parked on Schoolhouse Avenue and removed personal property valued at $107.

A window of Bill's Produce on Washington Road was broken Monday. The replacement cost was estimated at $100.

A resident of East Main Street told police the side-view mirror was broken off his car Monday while it was parked near his home. Damage was estimated at $50.


Smallwood: Gamber, Reese and Westminster units were dispatched 8:43 a.m. Tuesday to a chimney fire on Scotsdale Road. They were out for 40 minutes.

* Westminster: Units from Westminster were sent to a building on Airport Drive for a fire alarm at 6:17 a.m. Tuesday.

Units from Westminster and Reese responded to a tractor trailer fire on Route 140 at Englar Road at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

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