Breakfast and bake sale will benefit injured boy

November 30, 1993

Also, because of erroneous information supplied by Westminster police, a story in last Tuesday's Carroll edition gave the wrong location in an item about hood ornaments being broken off two vehicles. The crimes occurred on Hillside Court.

+ The Sun regrets the errors.

A breakfast buffet and bake sale will be held from 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Reese Fire Hall on Route 140 to benefit Gavin Jennings, a 7-year-old Westminster boy injured in a farm accident Sept. 28.

The breakfast is sponsored by Village Printing and the bake sale by the Sandymount Elementary PTA.

Breakfast is $4 for adults, $2.50 for children 5-12, and will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries and beverages.

Anyone interested in donating baked goods can bring items to the fire hall Saturday morning.

Gavin sustained severe head injuries when he became pinned between a tractor and a hay wagon while helping his father, James Jennings, with farm chores.


Monetary contributions to help defray Gavin's medical expenses can be sent to the Gavin Jennings Fund, Fairground Village Shopping Center, Suite 20, 330 One Forty Village Road, Westminster 21157.

Information: 876-7343 or 848-2947.

Pa. man killed in Silver Run crash

A 67-year-old Camp Hills, Pa., man who apparently lost control of his car died Saturday when it struck a tree on Route 97 in Silver Run.

Elvin R. Helsel, of the 3800 block of Bellows Road, was driving his 1988 Lincoln Town Car north on Route 97 at Mayberry Road about 2:50 p.m., according to state police.

The car crossed the center line, ran off the left shoulder and struck a tree in front of 4004 Littlestown Pike, police said.

The crew of an emergency medic unit tried for more than 25 minutes to resuscitate the victim. He was pronounced dead at the crash site.

State police said Mr. Helsel was not wearing a seat belt, which might have lessened the injuries.

The body was transported to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

MA No one else was injured in the single-car crash, police said.

Vandals damage 8 cars on streets, parking lots

Vandals damaged eight automobiles on Friday and Saturday, according to city police.

A resident of Coon Club Road reported that someone broke the rear window of his car Saturday while it was parked on Englar Road. Loss is estimated at $400.

An employee of Griffith Auto Park on Baltimore Boulevard reported someone broke the windshield and dented the molding of a car on display Saturday. The damage is estimated at $400.

A resident of Owings Mills said someone broke the right rear window of his car Saturday while it was parked at Cranberry Mall. The loss is estimated at $150.

A resident of West Main Street told police someone punctured the two rear tires of his car while it was parked near his house Saturday. The damage is estimated at $100.

Two residents of Hillcrest Drive reported someone broke the hood ornaments from their cars Friday evening. Total damage was about $200.

A resident of Bishop Street reported someone punctured the tires of her car Friday while it was parked at 140 Village Shopping Center. The loss is estimated at $200.

A West Main Street resident told police someone punctured the rear tires of her car Friday while it was parked along Littlestown Pike. The damage is estimated at $125.


* Westminster: An employee of the Modern Ideal Cleaners of East Green Street reported someone removed cash and checks worth an estimated $290 from a money bag behind the counter Wednesday.

An employee of Montgomery Ward at Cranberry Mall reported merchandise valued at $547 was removed from the store Saturday.

An employee of Wal-Mart reported someone stole articles worth $259 from the store Saturday.

A resident of Ward Avenue reported someone entered her garage and stole a 20-inch BMX bicycle and a basketball Monday. She estimated the loss at $294.

An Old Taneytown Road resident told police someone entered his car Saturday and stole a stereo system valued at $340 while the vehicle was parked at Wal-Mart.

A resident of Taneytown reported someone stole her purse from her baby carriage while she was shopping Saturday at Cranberry Mall. She estimated the loss at $245.


* Westminster: Engines from the Westminster and Reese companies investigated a report of a fire alarm in a building on Bond Street at 3:04 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

Westminster firefighters were dispatched for a gasoline spill from an automobile on East Main Street at 1:40 p.m. Sunday. They were out for 20 minutes.

* Reese: Engines from Reese and Gamber responded for a house fire on Deer Park Road at 8:42 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for an hour and 40 minutes.

* Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Littlestown, Pa., were dispatched for a house fire on Cherrytown Road at 12:09 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 41 minutes.

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