Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

CENTRAL --

August 02, 1993

Rescuers free 3-year-old from playground bars

Westminster fire and ambulance personnel rescued a 3-year-old Reisterstown boy from the grips of Grimace at the McDonald's playground, Route 140 at Gorsuch Road, yesterday afternoon.

John Myers, who got his head wedged between bars in a piece of playground equipment shortly after 2 p.m., was not hurt.

He was at the restaurant for a friend's birthday party, said his father, John Myers.

Rescue personnel freed the boy in less than a minute by using a "jaws of life" device to stretch the bars of the cage-like piece of equipment that had the McDonald's character Grimace on top.

Westminster youth treated after accident

A 16-year-old Westminster youth was treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released after suffering head and chest injuries in an accident on Hughes Shop Road about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

Andrew Joseph Dudderar of the 500 block of Morelock Schoolhouse Road was flown to the hospital by Maryland State Police helicopter. He was released yesterday, hospital officials said.

The youth, driving a 1979 MG, was trying to turn left onto Oak Drive from Hughes Shop Road, but was going too fast to make the turn and the car ran off the road, state police said.

A passenger, Cassie Rinehart, 16, of the 700 block of Old New Windsor Road, was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released.

No one is injured when car flips

The driver of a Mitsubishi Eclipse and her passenger were not injured when the car flipped on its roof and landed in a ditch in the 1200 block of Meadow Branch Road about 3 p.m. yesterday. They declined to give their names and declined medical attention.

POLICE

* Westminster: A resident of East Main Street told police someone scratched the side and trunk of her car while it was parked near her residence Wednesday. She estimated the damage at $800.

A visitor from Delaware reported that someone stole property from his unlocked car while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Thursday. He estimated the loss at $120.

FIRE

* Westminster: Engines from the Westminster station investigated a report of a fire on South Center Street at 9:53 p.m. Saturday. They were out 23 minutes.

* Reese: Engines from the Reese station responded for a field fire on Carrollton Road at 6:07 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

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