Westminster police seek 14-year-old after car fire

October 10, 1994

Westminster police and the fire marshal's office were searching for a 14-year-old Middlebrooke area youth after a car was destroyed by fire about 2 p.m. Friday.

Neighbors said they saw the boy around the 1980 Chevrolet Caprise Classic, which was parked on a lot in the first block of Middle Grove Court W, about 30 minutes before the fire.

The neighbors told police the youth asked them to call the Fire Department after the vehicle caught fire.

The blaze, which apparently started inside the car, destroyed the seats, --board and the steering wheel. The flames were extinguished by Westminster firefighters.

L The state deputy fire marshal is investigating the incident.

W.Va. man is charged with assaulting brother

A 27-year-old West Virginia man was being held Friday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $50,000 bond on charges of TC child abuse and battery of his 12-year-old brother, Westminster police said.

Officers said in court documents that Samuel J. Sauers Jr. of Martinsburg was staying at the home of his mother in the 100 block of E. Main Street when he allegedly argued with his brother and threw the youngster against a wall on Wednesday. The boy injured his lower back when he fell on a table after the assault. Police wrote in court papers the boy also had marks on his neck.

On Thursday, Troy and his 9-year-old sister were arguing at the dinner table over french fries and Mr. Sauers got up from the table and struck the 12-year-old boy in the upper back with his fist, according to papers filed at the district court.

Mr. Sauers, who is charged with two counts each of child abuse and battery, told police he "needs to discipline the children" because their mother does not.

Sports cars collide, injuring two women

Two woman were injured when their two sports cars collided in front of the state police barracks on Route 140 near Westminster about 3:25 p.m. Friday.

Investigators said a Toyota MR2 suffered damage to the front right end and a Nissan 200 SX received damage to the front left end and was knocked up on the lawn of the Westminster barracks.

Both drivers were taken to Carroll County General Hospital in medic units from Reese and Westminster.

Police did not immediately identify the drivers, but said their injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Beauty shop allowed in woman's home

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has ruled that Josephine A. Davis may open a one-chair beauty shop in her home at 3393 Jeffrey-Lori South in Knoll View Acres near Deer Park.

L Ms. Davis said she probably will operate the shop part time.

POLICE

* Westminster: An employee of a construction company reported someone stole a gas-powered saw and a plate tamper from a shed on South Church Street on Thursday. He estimated the equipment was worth $2,700.

A Taneytown resident told police someone stole his wallet from his auto while it was parked on South Center Street on Thursday. He estimated the value at $100.

A Finksburg resident reported someone stole a license tag from her car while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Thursday.

FIRE

* Westminster: Engines from Westminster, Reese, Gamber and Reisterstown of Baltimore County were dispatched to an apartment fire in the 100 block of Washington Lane at 5:11 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 39 minutes.

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