Sinking asphalt to be repaired on Sophia Avenue

March 30, 1995

Westminster and Carroll County governments hope a joint project will end about 20 years of sinking asphalt on Sophia Avenue near Westminster.

City government will manage a $286,600 project to replace a sewer main, add storm drains and repair the street. The county will contribute $80,700 for the storm drain and road repair. The project will extend a short distance south on Fairfield Avenue from the intersection of Sophia.

Thomas B. Beyard, city public works director, said it will start as soon as the contractor, J & H Construction Co. Inc., can begin. The project will take about four months.

POLICE

* Westminster: A resident of West Main Street reported someone stole her 1987 Chevrolet Camaro from the area of her house Tuesday. She estimated the theft at $4,000.

A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue told police someone broke the driver's window of his auto and damaged the steering column in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle Tuesday. He estimated the damage at $1,000.

A resident of East Green Street reported someone drilled a hole inside the keyhole of his auto in an attempt to gain entry Tuesday. The vehicle was parked near his home and damage was estimated at $100.

A Manchester resident told police someone broke into his auto and stole several items while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Monday. The theft was estimated at $400.

FIRE

* Westminster: Westminster was dispatched to an auto fire in the 500 block of Jermor Lane at 6:53 p.m. Tuesday. Units were canceled after two minutes.

Westminster responded to a lamppost fire in the 200 block of N. Center St. at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out 16 minutes.

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