Youth arrested in stabbing of teen-ager during fight

June 10, 1996

A Westminster teen-ager was arrested Friday in the stabbing of a 17-year-old Taneytown boy the day before at the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company carnival, state police said.

Robert L. Mallema, 17, of Old Manchester Road was arrested at his home on charges of attempted murder and assault and weapons charges. Mallema, who is being charged as an adult, was being held Friday at the Westminster barracks pending a bond hearing before a District Court commissioner.

Police said a fistfight began between two boys after they exchanged words about 10: 30 p.m. in the 100 block of Water St. During a scuffle, the victim was stabbed on the inside of his right knee and in the stomach, police said.

The injured teen-ager, who was not identified because of his age, was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and PTC released, police said.


Taneytown: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley, Littlestown, Pa., and Kingsdale, Pa., assisted Taneytown at 4: 23 p.m. Thursday, responding to a barn fire in the 3300 block of Unger Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 7: 19 p.m. Thursday for an electrical transformer fire on Baumgardner Avenue.

Pub Date: 6/10/96

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