Navy Airman Michael D. Showalter is midway through a six-month deployment in the Adriatic Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, based in Mayport, Fla., the lead ship in its battle group.
The ship is supporting Operations Deny Flight and Provide Promise to enforce United Nations' sanctions in the former Yugoslavia. A goodwill visit also was made to a refugee camp in Slovenia, where Navy personnel painted the camp's buildings and played soccer with residents.
Airman Showalter is the son of David E. Showalter and Sally Marker-Showalter of Westminster.
* Finksburg: A New Windsor resident who parked her vehicle on Bollinger Mill Road Saturday evening told state police someone shattered the window of her 1994 Mazda pickup truck and stole her purse. She said the purse contained $200.
* Westminster: An American flag was taken from a house in the first block of Webster Street after someone cut the rope on the flagpole between Sunday night and 9 a.m. Monday, city police reported.
* Westminster: Westminster responded to two brush fires within one hour Tuesday evening. The first call was received at 5:28 p.m. for a fire in the 1100 block of Old Westminster Road. At 6:20 p.m. they responded to the 900 block of Western Chapel Road and battled a brush fire for one hour.