Officials investigating fire that destroyed shed

June 16, 1995

A fire in a storage shed Tuesday at 9 Chase St. in Westminster was set, said Bob Thomas, Maryland deputy chief fire marshal.

The fire destroyed the building behind Chase Apartments, as well as its contents, some hay, couches and chairs. Damage was estimated at $10,000. Mr. Thomas said his office is seeking leads with Westminster City Police on the arsonist.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the arson tip line at (800) 492-7529.

POLICE

* Westminster: A resident of West Main Street told city police Wednesday somebody entered his garage, stole his vehicle and damaged the garage. Total loss and damage is estimated at $12,500.

An East George Street resident reported to city police Wednesday somebody took a bicycle from the front yard of her residence. Loss is estimated at $30.

An employee of Shoney's restaurant on Route 140 told city police June 9 that a bank deposit bag containing $2,150 was taken.

An employee of the Dream Machine in Cranberry Mall reported to city police Tuesday that a padlock had been cut from a machine at the video arcade and coins removed. Total loss is estimated at $89.50.

A Bel Air resident reported to city police Sunday that somebody let the air out of one of the tires on his vehicle when it was parked on Hersh Avenue. No loss was reported.

FIRE

* Finksburg: Reese and Gamber responded to a diesel fuel spill in the 3100 block of Baltimore Blvd. at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out several hours and the Maryland Department of the Environment assisted in the cleanup.

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm in the 300 block of Manchester Ave. at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out two minutes.

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