Man who stole from mother gets probation

August 22, 1996

A Westminster man who was convicted of stealing his mother's wedding rings and credit cards was placed on three years' probation yesterday, court records show.

Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. also ordered Matthew G. Buswell, 19, to complete a substance abuse program at the Valley House in South Baltimore and pay an undetermined amount of restitution, court records show.

Buswell was convicted on one count of theft over $300 June 13 after pleading not guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Police said Buswell and a friend pawned the rings for $200 -- their value was estimated at $2,000 -- and used the credit cards between Jan. 11 and 29 to obtain gasoline, food, clothing, video games and cash.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster units at 5: 26 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a fire alarm in the first block of Englar Road. Units were out 11 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster units at 6: 10 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a fire alarm in the first block of Englar Road. Units were out 15 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Chamois Drive told police that the driver's side window of her vehicle was broken while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Tuesday. Damage was estimated at $75.

Westminster: A homebuilder told state police that a trash can and a box of nails were stolen from a construction site on Baumgardner Road between 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. The loss was estimated at $45.

Pub Date: 8/22/96

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