Man is accused of stealing 5 guns, spurs

January 19, 1994

A 19-year-old Westminster man was arrested and charged with the theft of five guns, a crossbow and a pair of Civil War spurs in the burglary of a Westminster Avenue home, according to city police.

Dale Barnett of the 200 block of Washington Road was charged with burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property in the $1,512 break-in.

He was released on $2,500 unsecured bond.

Police said Mr. Barnett is accused of breaking into the home of his father-in-law, Thomas Carmine, Jan. 12.

Several of the guns have been recovered, police said.

Investigators are searching for at least one additional person in the burglary.

Police said the intruders got into the house by forcing a door.

POLICE

* Westminster: A Liberty Street resident told city police someone broke into her house and stole items valued at $1,069 Sunday.

A resident of Whispering Meadows Drive reported someone broke the driver's window of his car while it was parked near his home Sunday. The damage was estimated at $300.

Someone broke a side window of a car parked near West Main Street and Route 140 and stole items valued at $150 Sunday.

A resident of Windsor Drive reported someone broke the windshield of his car while it was parked on the Kmart lot bTC Saturday. The damage was estimated at $200.

An official of Albert's Hardware Inc. told police that someone entered the rear of the store and a shed behind it Saturday. Damage to a lock was estimated at $16.

An official at the Baumgardner's store on Railroad Avenue reported that a soda bottle was thrown through one of the show windows Friday, doing about $300 in damage.

A Hampstead woman told police someone scratched the side of her car while it was parked on Willis Street Friday. The damage was estimated at $500.

A resident of West Green Street told police an intruder entered his house and stole items valued at $450 Friday.

An employee of Harry's Lunch on West Main Street reported someone tried to get into the restaurant by prying open a door lock Friday. The damage was estimated at $50.

A Pennsylvania Avenue man told police someone broke into his car and stole property valued at $250 while it was parked at the rear of his home Thursday.

A Marhill Court resident told police someone damaged the power mechanism of his car's window by trying to force it open Jan. 12 while it was parked near his house. The damage was estimated at $1,200.

FIRE

* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster and Reese stations answered a fire alarm on Timber Ridge Drive at 8:28 a.m. yesterday. They were out for an hour.

Firefighters from the Westminster station were dispatched to investigate a fire in a building on East Main Street at 9:45 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 15 minutes.

Westminster and New Windsor responded for a fire alarm in a building on St. Mark Way at 5:46 p.m. and 6:52 p.m. Monday. Each call kept them out for an hour.

Westminster responded for an au

to fire on Memorial Drive at 5:54 p.m. Monday. Units were out for one hour.

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