Woman accused of stealing dresses worth $1,000

April 26, 1994

A 52-year-old Woodlawn woman was charged with stealing more than $1,000 worth of clothes from a Westminster department store.

Westminster police charged Gladys S. Basilio of the 2900 block of Silver Hill Ave. with felony theft, conspiracy and providing a false statement to a law enforcement officer after an officer saw a woman standing between parked cars with clothes "dropping from underneath her dress" Friday afternoon, Carroll District Court records show.

Officer Ronald Garner responded to a shoplifting complaint from T. W. Mather's and Son Co. in the first block of E. Main St. According to court records, the officer saw two women in the rear parking lot walking away from the store. One of the women got in a car and drove away, and the other was standing between cars.

When the officer asked her who she was, she gave a fictitious name, the officer wrote in his report of the arrest. He took the woman to the police station, where she was searched. Police found seven dresses worth more than $1,000 under the woman's own dress, the court records show.

Ms. Basilio was booked shortly after the 3 p.m. incident. She posted $10,000 bail later Friday, court records show.

Businesses, homes evacuated after leak

A gas leak on Main Street yesterday forced several Westminster business people and residents to evacuate their buildings.

Work crews reconstructing a section of East Main Street near TC Church Street accidentally cut the gas line in the street shortly before 1:30 p.m., said Doug Spencer, Westminster assistant fire chief. "Well, we walked a block up and and a block down and asked people [to] vacate the buildings," Mr. Spencer said. "With houses and businesses together it was about 15 places."

Fire fighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester remained on the scene for two hours until a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. crew arrived to fix the line, Mr. Spencer said.

POLICE

* Westminster: A West Main Street resident told city police Friday somebody removed pictures and a window pole from his residence. Loss was estimated at $55.

An East Main Street resident told city police Friday somebody entered his apartment and removed money and property worth about $261.

An East Main Street resident resident told city police Friday her driver's side windshield was smashed while the vehicle was parked at her residence. Loss is estimated at $250.

A West Main Street resident told city police Friday the rear license plate was removed from her car while it was parked behind her residence.

A resident of Pleasanton Road told city police Saturday the top of his vehicle was damaged while parked at his residence. Loss is estimated at $500.

An employee of the Sheetz store on East Main Street told city police Saturday that someone failed to pay for gasoline they had pumped. Loss is estimated at $6.50.

An East Green Street resident told city police Sunday that tags were taken from her vehicle. Loss is estimated at $25.

A West Main Street resident reported to city police Sunday the malicious destruction of her vehicle, which was parked behind her residence. Loss was estimated at $600.

Two golf carts were taken from a storage lot at Western Maryland College, officials told city police Saturday. Both were later located.

FIRE

* Carrollton: Reese and Hampstead responded for an odor of smoke in the 2300 block of Carrollton Road at 11:11 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 43 minutes.

* Finksburg: Reese responded for an investigation at Lawndale and Tank roads at 9:34 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 22 minutes.

* Sandymount: Reese and Westminster responded for a woods fire on Clydesdale Road at 11:11 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 52 minutes.

* Silver Run: Pleasant Valley and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., responded for a brush fire on the 700 block of Humbert Schoolhouse Road at 2:34 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 80 minutes.

* Westminster: Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded for an odor of gas in a building on Church Street at 1:26 p.m. Monday. Units were out for two hours.

Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm in the first block of S. Cranberry Road at 9:05 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

Westminster responded to an unknown call to 911 in the 500 block of Old Westminster Pike at 1:27 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for 13 minutes.

Westminster responded for a brush fire in the 700 block of Agricultural Center Drive at 1:21 p.m. Sunday. Units were out for eight minutes.

Westminster responded for a car fire on Mall Ring Road at 8:11 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

Westminster responded to a brush fire in the 800 block of Old New Windsor Pike at 4:56 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 32 minutes.

Westminster responded to an investigation in the 700 block of Old Westminster Pike at 11:46 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 22 minutes.

Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded for an electrical odor on Distillery Drive at 6:52 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 37 minutes.

Westminster responded to a brush fire on Hook Road at 2:26 p.m. Friday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

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