Local woman, 2 fugitives are arrested

April 16, 1996

A Westminster woman, the fiancee of one of four men charged with escaping from a Gettysburg, Pa., prison April 6, was arrested along with two of the escapees in Dallas early Sunday, Westminster police said yesterday.

Beverly Ann Hoffman, 25, was wanted on charges of stealing a 1986 Pontiac Trans Am bearing Pennsylvania license tag AYR2465 that was reported stolen April 7, police said.

Ms. Hoffman was arrested in Texas along with fiance Scott Dyer, 26, and Patrick Berlan, 28. They are awaiting extradition to Maryland, police said.

Still at large are Chris Abel, 24, and Donald Andrews, 23, police said.

Four men overpowered two prison guards at the Adams County Prison and escaped in a U-Haul truck, a prison spokesman said.

Police

Westminster: An East Main Street resident told city police Thursday that someone stole personal property from a storage room at her residence before 12: 55 p.m. that day. The loss was estimated at $50.

Westminster: A Westminster Avenue resident told city police that someone entered his home and stole a credit card before 8: 30 a.m. April 8. No fraudulent charges have been reported.

Westminster: A Long Valley Road resident told city police that someone entered her garage and stole property before 1: 30 p.m. Friday. The loss was estimated at $662.50.

Westminster: A Bond Street resident told city police that someone stole two rings from his residence before 3 p.m. Saturday. The loss was estimated at $2,000.

Westminster: A Chevrolet dealer told city police that someone stole a dealer's license tag from a vehicle parked on Jon Street before 3: 45 p.m. Saturday. The loss was estimated at $50.

Westminster: A resident of Hanover Pike in Hampstead told city police that someone stole a license tag from her vehicle while it was parked on Woodward Road before 6: 30 p.m. Saturday. The loss was estimated at $50.

Pub Date: 4/16/96

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