Westminster man charged in January street robbery

June 04, 1996

A Westminster man, accused in a January street robbery, was ordered held at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $20,000 full bond yesterday.

Luther Maurice Smith, 23, of the 100 block of S. Court St., was arrested Friday at his residence after Westminster police served a warrant listing 29 charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault, battery and related weapons counts.

Police earlier arrested Michael Holland, also of Westminster, on similar charges stemming from the Jan. 11 incident in the 100 block of E. Madison St.

Prosecutors said three men accosted Raymond Glenn Chaffman and Douglas Utz, beating and robbing them at gunpoint about 1: 30 a.m.

Police are searching for a third man.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Pinehurst Circle told city police that someone stole furniture from her patio sometime before 1: 21 p.m. Wednesday. The loss was estimated at $350.

Westminster: A resident of W. Main St. told city police that someone scratched her vehicle while it was parked Friday on the Alibion parking lot off Railroad Avenue. Damage was estimated at $100.

Westminster: A resident of West Green Street told city police that someone stole property from the unlocked shed behind his home between May 21 and May 28. The loss was estimated at $200.

Westminster: An employee of Bowen Homes in Finksburg told city police that someone stole property from a house under construction on Westcliff Road between 3: 30 p.m. Thursday and 6: 50 a.m. Friday. The loss was estimated at $1,500.

Westminster: Employees at Weis Market on Baltimore Boulevard told police at 4: 11 p.m. Sunday that a man took two baskets of merchandise without paying.

Westminster: A resident of Uniontown Road told city police that someone shattered a window on his vehicle Friday. The damage was estimated at $400.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 50 p.m. Friday to a field fire on Littlestown Pike. Units were out 15 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 10: 05 a.m. Saturday to an automobile fire on Woodward Road. Units were out 10 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 10: 21 a.m. Sunday to a brush fire on Misty Meadow Road. Units were out 31 minutes.

Pub Date: 6/04/96

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