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April 29, 1994

Restaurant manager foils robbery try

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rob the manager of Long John Silver's Restaurant as he deposited the night's receipts in a Westminster bank about midnight Wednesday.

John D. Hopkins told state police that a man approached him as he was about to place a money bag in the night depository of the Bank of Maryland Carroll County in the Westminster Professional Center, 500 block of Baltimore Blvd. at 11:55 p.m.

Mr. Hopkins said the man demanded, "Give me the money." Instead the manager swung around and hit the robber in the face with the bank bag. The robber ran.

Police said the assailant was described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing gray sweat pants and a white T-shirt.

Mr. Hopkins was not injured and inserted the money bag in the night depository after the man fled.

WMC students charged with drug violations

Twin brothers from Washington, both students at Western Maryland College, were arrested and charged with drug violations after a search at their dormitory room Wednesday night.

Emir Ali and Amir Ali, 19, were held yesterday on $25,000 bond each at the Carroll County Detention Center after a hearing before a district court commissioner.

Westminster police said they received information about illegal activities in a room in Rouzer Hall and began their investigation. After their investigation, police obtained a warrant and conducted the raid at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers confiscated a small amount of marijuana, scales for weighing narcotics, packaging materials and $250 cash, police said.

The suspects were charged with felony possession of a controlled dangerous substance production equipment, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Teacher is named staff member of month

The East Middle School TOWER Committee has chosen Brian Wienholt, eighth-grade reading teacher, as staff member of the month for April. He was nominated by his students for being an understanding teacher who listens to what the youngsters have to say.

Kyrica Frisby, a Team 4 student, was chosen student of the month. She was nominated for her personality, sense of humor and ability to make others feel good about themselves.

Each month's student and teacher receive tokens of appreciation.

POLICE

* Westminster: A resident of Doral Court in Wakefield Valley told city

police that someone drove nails into two tires of his vehicle while it was parked at his house on Wednesday. He was not able to provide police with an estimated of the loss.

A resident of Ewing Drive told city police that someone broke a window of his vehicle with a softball while the car was parked at his residence on Tuesday. The damage is estimated at $150.

A resident of Hook Road told city police that someone slashed the tires of his vehicle while it was parked at the 140 Village Shopping Center on Monday. The damage is estimated at $150.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster, Pleasant Valley, Reese and Manchester were dispatched to an electrical fire in a building on Airport Drive at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 30 minutes.

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