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CENTRAL --

June 22, 1993

Man suspected of impersonating officer

A Westminster man is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 full bond after being arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer last week.

Albert Bobby Brown Jr., 30, of the first block of Pennsylvania Avenue, also was charged with breaking and entering Wednesday the home of Josephine Brunner of the first block of Schoolhouse Avenue, according to district court records.

Ms. Brunner told Pfc. Michael E. Bubel of the Westminster City Police Department, that Mr. Brown entered her kitchen through the back door a little after 7 p.m., sat at the table, and told her he was a Baltimore City police officer working on a sexual abuse case in the neighborhood, court records said.

Ms. Brunner asked Mr. Brown for identification and he pulled TC driver's license and a library card from his wallet, the records said.

When she said she didn't believe him, Mr. Brown told Ms. Brunner not to lie to him or she would go to jail, the records said.

Ms. Brunner told the officer that Mr. Brown had told her to go back inside because he was going to go "next door and start shooting," the documents said.

No weapons were found on Mr. Brown, who was arrested shortly after the incident. Officer Bubel wrote that Mr. Brown, who appeared to be intoxicated, said he never mentioned to Ms. Brunner that he had a gun.

Mr. Brown has been held at he detention center since Wednesday night.

Man leaves imprint, is convicted of burglary

A Westminster man was convicted and sentenced to six months in jail yesterday for a burglary after the trial judge heard evidence that his tennis shoes placed him at the crime scene.

Steven Anthony Shawe 32, of the 100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, was convicted of burglary with intent to steal for taking personal property worth more than $700 in a daytime theft last summer.

Shortly before 10 a.m. on August 24, a man fitting Shawe's description was seen with a maroon four-door vehicle in the 800 block of Old New Windsor Road, according to court documents.

The basement door had been kicked open and a right shoe print was left on the surface.

Tfc. Michael Cain in a police report, ". . . the letters NVERSE were [a part] of the mark as if to indicate shoes worn by the culprit could have been Converse with the [C-O] missing caused from normal wear."

Police traced the car to Shawe and confronted him at his home, where he was arrested, wearing a pair of Converse sneakers with the "C: and "O" worn off the right shoe, court records said.

Shawe told police he had stolen the two videocassette recorders and the television to cover a debt as a result of a drug habit.

Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced Shawe to six months in the county detention center, but he will serve it concurrent with a term he is currently serving in Frederick County on another criminal conviction.

POLICE

* Westminster: A Webster Street man reported Friday that an unknown suspect entered his residence and removed a television valued at $242.

A South Court Street woman reported Friday that an unknown suspect broke out the window of her vehicle and caused $150 worth of damage.

A Hampstead man reported Saturday that someone tried to pry open the window of his East Green Street business.

A Manchester man reported Friday that someone stole his bike, valued at $130, from Cranberry Mall.

A North Colonial Street man reported Saturday that someone stole his bike, valued at $130, from his residence.

A Cascade, Md., man reported Saturday that someone scratched his vehicle while it was parked on West Main Street, causing damage worth $250.

FIRE

* Carrollton: Reese responded for a brush fire on Carrollton Road at 5:29 p.m. Saturday. They were out for 3 minutes.

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on North Center Street at 9:28 p.m. Sunday. Units were out 5 minutes.

Westminster, Reese, Gamber and Reisterstown responded for a report of a building fire at Carroll Community College at 7:06 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 15 minutes.

Westminster responded to wires on fire on Sullivan Avenue at 6:47 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 15 minutes.

Westminster made an investigation on Washington Road at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

Westminster responded to an auto fire on Route 140 at 3 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 10 minutes.

Westminster reponded to a trash fire on route 140 at 12:03 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

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