Drug suspect arrested at grandparents' home

May 04, 1994

An 18-year-old Westminster man is in the Carroll County detention center on $50,000 bond on drug charges after being arrested at his grandparents' home early Saturday.

Tfc. Mark T. Judge reported he was dispatched to the home of Harry and Frances Ahalt in the 1900 block of Gablehammer Road at 5:30 a.m. Saturday to check on the welfare of the couple after a relative called police.

Trooper Judge reported that when he arrived at the home, he was taken into a bedroom where Thomas C. Ahalt Jr., 18, was sleeping. The trooper said he saw a bag of marijuana and a homemade foil pipe on a table next to the bed, and arrested the man.

Mr. Ahalt was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Police said the suspect is awaiting trial on other charges of possession of narcotics and assault and battery. He is on parole after serving one year in prison for a 1992 conviction for robbery with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering and assault, according to documents filed in Carroll District Court.

POLICE

* Westminster: An employee of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in the 140 Village Shopping Center reported that an assortment of cold tablets, aspirin and other over-the-counter medications were stolen from the store. Police said they received the report Monday, but the theft, which totaled $400, may have occurred over a period of time. They have no suspects.

An employee of Jiffy Lube on North Center Street said someone forced open a change machine and stole an estimated $75 Monday.

A resident of East Main Street told police someone did about $50 in damage to the front door of his house Monday.

A city employee reported someone spray-painted the restroom doors and walls at a playground Friday. The damage is estimated at $20.

* Silver Run: A resident of the 3700 block of Halter Road told state police someone entered her house and stole jewelry and coins Monday. Police said the method of entry was unknown and the loss is estimated at $1,187.

FIRE

* Westminster: Engines from Westminster, Reese and Pleasant Valley were dispatched to a house on Alymer Court for a kitchen fire at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday. Units were out 30 minutes.

* Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley responded to an auto fire in the 700 block of Cherrytown Road at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday. They were out 35 minutes.

* Reese: Engines from Reese and Westminster were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm in a building in the 1900 block of Bethel Road at 8:37 p.m. Monday. Units were out 20 minutes.

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