2 men charged with theft, conspiracy

August 24, 1994

Two men, one from Westminster and the other from Baltimore, were charged with theft, conspiracy and having a deadly weapon after their arrest Sunday at the Super Fresh market in Englar Shopping Center.

Westminster police said they were called to the store about 2:30 p.m. for a man allegedly trying to pass a check that was believed to be stolen. They confronted James Reginald Stukes Jr., 26, of Westminster, who told them he had been driven to the store and given the check by a friend who was waiting outside in a Toyota 4 Runner.

Officers said they found Curtis Lee Long, 28, of Baltimore sleeping in a vehicle of that type on the parking lot.

A check on its registration indicated it was stolen from Baltimore, police said, and the men were arrested.

A hunting knife with a 4 1/2 -inch blade was found between the seats in the vehicle, police said.

Each man was held on $5,000 bond.

An investigation is continuing to determine if the check was stolen, according to police.

POLICE

* Westminster: An official of James Cafritz Inc., home builders, reported to state police that someone stole 10 windows, valued at $937, from a construction site in the 700 block of Eden Farm Circle between Aug. 19 and Aug. 22.

FIRE

* Westminster: Engines from Westminster and Pleasant Valley were dispatched to a house fire in the 500 block of Bachman Valley Road at 10:34 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 28 minutes.

* Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley responded to a call of wires down on Stone Road at 12:17 p.m. Monday. They were out for 37 minutes.

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