NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

May 17, 1993

Soldier charged in Westinghouse break-ins, theft

An Army recruiter has been arrested and charged with breaking into seven construction trailers on the grounds of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in Linthicum.

County police have charged Sgt. 1st Class Kurt Matthew Lewis, 42, of Conowingo with seven counts of breaking and entering and one count of felony theft.

Sergeant Lewis is alleged to have taken more than $2,000 worth of items from the construction trailers.

A detailed list of the items was not available.

County police said Westinghouse security officers stopped Sergeant Lewis about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on the grounds of the Westinghouse plant in the 700 block of Elkridge Landing Road.

Property from the trailers was found in Sergeant Lewis' van, police said.

The sergeant works at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County.

Man grabs cash, flees fast-food restaurant

County police are searching for a man who leapt the counter and grabbed a fistful of cash from a fast-food restaurant on Ritchie Highway Thursday night.

Police said the man entered the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at 5734 Ritchie Highway about 5 p.m. and got in line as if to make a purchase.

When an employee opened the cash drawer, the man leapt over the counter, grabbed the money and ran from the restaurant to a waiting blue Pontiac Grand Am.

Police said a white woman about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 230 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair was seen waiting in the car. She was wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

The man was described as white or Hispanic, about 30, 6 feet tall, weighing about 165 pounds, with medium-length dark hair and multiple tattoos.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt, red shorts and white tennis shoes.

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