College professor hurt in apparent fall from bikeA Western...

September 07, 1994

College professor hurt in apparent fall from bike

A Western Maryland College professor, who was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after he was found unconscious from an apparent fall from his bicycle Friday, was treated at the hospital and released.

Robert Sapora, 50, a professor of communications, was riding his bicycle on a gravel road near his home on Cindy Lane, just outside Westminster, when the accident occurred, officials said.

Rescuers said his helmet was cracked and he had a wound on the back of his head. He was able to answer some questions, but not others, while being treated at the scene about 3 p.m., they said.

He was released at 6:45 p.m. Friday, according to a hospital spokesman.


* Westminster: Vandals broke the windows of five vehicles parked in the area of East Main and Church streets over the weekend, causing damage totaling $2,700, according to city police. Two of the vehicles had windshields shattered and two cars suffered rear window damage. On the fifth vehicle, a truck, the side window was shattered.

A resident of East Green Street reported someone stole a bicycle valued at $89 from her property Monday.

A resident of Eagles Court told police someone stole a 20-inch bicycle valued at $195 from his property Sunday.

A resident of Ruby Drive reported someone entered her car and stole property worth $94 while it was parked near her house Sunday.

Someone stole a 1990 Ford Tempo, valued at $4,900, Saturday while it was parked near the home of the owner on Charles Street.

A resident of Willis Street reported someone stole a purse containing $20 Saturday from her auto while it was parked on East Main Street.

City police said a burglar removed a pane of glass from the Direct To You Gas station on East Green Street and stole items valued at $61 Saturday.

An employee of Griffith Auto Park on Baltimore Boulevard reported someone stole four wheel covers and damaged the rear trunk lock of a new car parked on the display lot Saturday. The loss and damage were estimated at $484.

An official of Kmart on Englar Road reported someone stole 25 cartons of cigarettes, worth $421, from the store Saturday.

An employee of the J. C. Penney catalog store in Cranberry Mall reported someone stole a $390 television from the stockroom Saturday.

A resident of Manchester Avenue told police someone damaged a lock and door of his house in an apparent attempt to gain entry Saturday. The damage is estimated at $148.

A resident of Winters Street reported someone broke into her home and stole property Aug. 31. She estimated the loss at $405.

A resident of Sycamore Avenue reported someone entered her auto while it was parked on the lot of the Carroll County Bank on Englar Road and stole items valued at $505 Aug. 31.


* Westminster: Engines from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester were dispatched to investigate smoke in a building in the 400 block of N. Center St. at 1 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 17 minutes.

Firefighters from Westminster and Reese responded to an automatic alarm sounding in a building on Center Street at 12:28 a.m. Monday. Units were out for 20 minutes.

* Finksburg: Firefighters from the Reese station responded for wires on fire in the 2700 block of Cedarhurst Road at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. They were out for 24 minutes.

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