Two Westminster men charged with burglary

September 11, 1996

Two Westminster men were arrested on burglary charges Monday after state police got an assist from a Taneytown police officer who saw a 1960 Chevrolet pickup truck he believed to be VTC the getaway vehicle.

The officer, who was headed for a reported burglary in progress on Bowers Road near Taneytown, stopped the pickup on Route 194, north of Route 140, and detained two occupants until the victim arrived to identify them.

After arresting Robert J. Stevenson III, 24, of the first block of Church St. and Timothy R. E. Cook, 23, of the 4000 block of Arters Mill Road, state police searched the pickup truck.

Police said they found a loaded .357-caliber pistol under a T-shirt on the seat, six electric fans owned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, numerous U.S. savings bonds, two men's watches and other property.

Stevenson and Cook also were charged with theft over $300, malicious destruction of property and handgun violations.

They were being held at the Carroll County Detention Center yesterday, Stevenson on $100,000 bail and Cook on $25,000.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Falcon Court told city police that someone damaged the top of his vehicle and removed personal items while it was parked outside his home Friday. Damage was estimated at $1,300.

Pub Date: 9/11/96

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