CENTRAL Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

August 03, 1993

Sewer system funding nearly complete

Carroll County has received almost all the $1.5 million needed to build a water and sewer system in Pleasant Valley, the county's grants analyst said yesterday.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development recently awarded the county a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant for the project. The county had requested $400,000.

The state Department of the Environment also recently gave the county a $350,000 grant for the project.

With these grants, Carroll has about $1.2 million for the project, including $200,000 in county money, analyst Michille D. Hyde said. The other funding is from state and federal sources.

Ms. Hyde said she is pursuing other grants for the rest of the money. Work on the water and sewer system is to begin in early fall.

Westminster suspect sought in rape attempt

Police are searching for a Westminster man who was charged with attempted rape and assault and battery after he allegedly placed a knife to the throat of his girlfriend and ordered her to disrobe last Friday.

Brian Green, of the 200 block of E. Main St., fled the apartment after the woman's screams for help alerted a neighbor, who knocked knocking on the apartment door and shouted, "Let her go," police said.

The woman told police the suspect blocked her from leaving the apartment, grabbed her by the hair, forced her to the bed and threatened her with a kitchen knife.

She told police she began kicking the wall when the man placed his hand over her mouth to prevent her from screaming. He did not let her up until the neighbor came, she said.

Police confiscated a knife allegedly used by the suspect. Police said the woman did not require hospital treatment.

Owings Mills man gets 10 years in robbery

A 42-year-old Owings Mills man pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of robbery in connection with an armed robbery at a Westminster High's Dairy Store in April 1992.

Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. sentenced Walter Alexander of the first block of Hiawatha Court to 10 years in the Maryland Department of Corrections, with all but three years suspended. He also will be on three years supervised probation when he is released.

Alexander was charged with pointing a semiautomatic handgun at the night manager and stealing $80 from the store in the 200 block of E. Green St. about 1:30 a.m. April 26. No one was injured.

POLICE

* Westminster: Tools valued at $2,100 were stolen from a shed at the rear of a home on Glenbrook Drive. The theft was discovered on Saturday, city police were told.

Two cars at separate locations in Westminster apparently were damaged by vandals last Thursday and Saturday, police reported. A Lancaster, Pa., woman told police her car was damaged while it was parked at Western Maryland College. She estimated the damage at $200. A Westminster woman told authorities someone used a sharp object to damage two tires while her car was parked at Cranberry Mall. She estimated the damage at $100.

An Old New Windsor Road resident told Westminster police that several articles were stolen from his car while it was parked on West Main Street on Sunday. He estimated the loss at $65.

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