Forest Park teen found guilty of intent to distribute cocaine

April 09, 1997

A Forest Park teen-ager was convicted in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday of possession with intent to distribute cocaine in Westminster.

Prosecutors said Gary L. Hayes, 19, who had pleaded not guilty, was arrested May 17, 1996, after Westminster police received an anonymous tip that occupants of a silver-colored foreign car would be delivering drugs to an apartment on Washington Road.

A surveillance was set up, and police stopped a silver Toyota.

During a search with a police dog, officers found a plastic bag containing 5.7 grams of marijuana in Hayes' pocket and plastic bags containing 26 grams of cocaine in his shoe, prosecutors said.

Sentencing is scheduled July 9 before Judge Francis M. Arnold.

Detectors rouse family, enable escape from fire

Smoke detectors roused a family of four early yesterday, enabling them to escape a fire that heavily damaged a two-story home in Finksburg.

The cause of the blaze, which occurred in the 3500 block of Pleasant Plains Drive about 4 a.m., remains under investigation, state fire marshals said. Fifteen firefighters from Reese and Boring in Baltimore County took about an hour to control the blaze.

Damage to the structure and contents of the split-level, wood-frame dwelling was estimated at $75,000, fire marshals said.

The occupants, Theodore J. Godfrey, 54, Faye, 51, Bruce, 28, and Megan, 20, were not injured, fire marshals said.

Christian women's group will meet on April 17

The Westminster Women's Aglow, an interdenominational Christian women's ministry, will meet at 9: 45 a.m. April 17 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers on Route 140.

Lucy Ballenger will tell her story of how God saved her from severe medical problems, including a massive heart attack resulting in a near-death experience.

Cost is $7 for lunch and the meeting, $1.50 for the meeting only.

Reservations are required by April 16.

Baby-sitting is available, but separate reservations are required.

Call 410-848-1501.

For luncheon reservations, call 410-848-1501, 410-848-8454, or 410-875-5491.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters assisted Reese at 4: 22 a.m. yesterday, transferring an engine to the Reese station. Units were out two hours and 27 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 6: 04 p.m. Sunday, responding to an odor of gas in the first block of Sable Court. Units were out 45 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester assisted Westminster at 7: 24 p.m. Sunday, responding to a furnace fire in the 400 block of S. Center St. Units were out 35 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 12: 10 p.m. Sunday to a woods fire in the 2000 block of Tyrone Road. Units were out 24 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters from Westminster assisted Reese at 1: 54 p.m. Saturday, responding to a storage-trailer fire in the 1400 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out one hour and 30 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 16 p.m. Saturday to transfer an engine to the Reese station. Units were out one hour.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 3: 58 p.m. Saturday to an auto fire in the first block of Webster St. Units were out 15 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 12: 52 p.m. Saturday to a field fire at Halter and Study roads. Units were out one hour.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 5: 59 p.m. Friday to a woods fire in the 3000 block of Forever Drive. Units were out one hour and 14 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 4: 18 p.m. Friday to an auto fire at Route 140 and Englar Road. Units were out 32 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 12: 36 p.m. Friday, responding to a fire alarm in the 1400 block of Old Washington Road. Units were out 21 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Wimert Avenue told police Friday that someone put sugar in the fuel tank of her vehicle while it was parked near her home. Damage was estimated at $600.

Pub Date: 4/09/97

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