Man, 25, is accused of selling drugs to undercover officer

November 06, 1995

Westminster police, in a continuing probe of a recent two-month undercover drug investigation, arrested a city man Thursday.

Louis "Rusty" Russell Moals Jr., 25, of the 100 block of S. Center St. was charged with one count of a drug distribution conspiracy to an undercover police officer. He also was charged with an unrelated theft and held Friday in lieu of $5,000 bond at the detention center.

Police Chief Sam Leppo credited a newly hired officer, who was not identified because he is working undercover, and Detective Sgts. Wayne Mann and Andrew McKendrick with helping to apprehend suspected drug dealers.

Additional arrests are expected, officers said.

Police arrest man on burglary charges

A 24-year-old man who told police he had no permanent address was held in lieu of $150,000 bond Friday on charges of breaking into a house and stealing property Oct. 30.

Officers said a man was observed removing items from a house in the first block of Chase St. about 9:30 a.m. The property was wrapped in an afghan, police were told.

Police said the owner said two videocassette recorders and three remote control devices were stolen. An afghan also was taken from the house. The items were valued at $1,945.

Jonathan Jarboe was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of theft and malicious destruction of property.

Cabdriver reports fare did not pay for his ride

The driver of a Royal Taxicab reported a fare dropped off in Westminster did not pay for the ride Wednesday.

The cabdriver told police he picked up a man in the 4400 block of Reisterstown Road in Baltimore and drove the fare to Westminster. The cabdriver told police the man was standing next to a disabled car that was being towed in Baltimore.

When the cab stopped on Green Street in Westminster, the man jumped out and fled without paying the $45.50 fare, police said.

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