Vandalism reported near Westminster

August 13, 1996

Various acts of vandalism to vehicles, mailboxes and awnings were reported just outside Westminster, along Fairfield, Franklin and David avenues about 2 a.m. Friday, according to state police at the Westminster barracks.

Vulgar words were written with red spray paint on about 25 vehicles, 10 mailboxes, and 24 awnings. There were no racial slurs or gang symbols.

Police listed no suspects in their investigation of the multiple cases of malicious destruction of property.

In Westminster, a George Street woman reported $1,000 damage from paint thrown on her vehicle while it was parked in front of her home between 11 p.m. Saturday and 1: 15 p.m. Sunday, according to police in Westminster.

Fire marshal says arson caused blaze in Westminster

Arson caused a fire Friday evening in an unoccupied apartment in the first block of East Main St. in Westminster that had been van- dalized earlier in the week, according to the state fire marshal.

The fire was discovered when smoke detectors alerted other tenants in the six-unit building, who escaped without injury. Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester spent a little more than an hour fighting the 8: 43 p.m. blaze, which caused $1,000 damage.

Ferguson is assisting in TWA wreckage search

Navy fireman Jason C. Ferguson is supporting the search and recovery of TWA Flight 800 while assigned on board USS Oak Hill.

Based in Little Creek, Va., the ship was asked to assist the National Transportation Safety Board's effort in the location and recovery of the plane's wreckage and victims.

Ferguson is a 1994 graduate of Westminster High School. He joined the Navy in July 1995.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded to a compost fire in the 1300 block of Washington Road at 5: 29 p.m. Saturday. Units were out 55 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley, Westminster and Adams County, Pa. responded at a house fire at 4: 17 p.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of Hughes Shop Road. Units were out 20 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A cellular telephone was reported stolen Friday from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home on Johahn Drive. The loss was estimated at $300.

Westminster: A Daniel Drive resident told police about $50 in property was stolen from a vehicle parked at the home Friday.

Westminster: A South Center Street resident told police a grill was stolen from outside her home Thursday. The loss was estimated at $129.

Westminster: A Wampler Lane resident told police property was stolen from a vehicle parked outside the home between 1 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday. The loss was estimated at $410.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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