Westminster man, 23, held on drug, weapons and fireworks charges

April 15, 1997

A Westminster man was being held yesterday at the Carroll County Detention Center on $150,000 bond after his arrest last week on drug, weapons and fireworks charges, court records show.

Matthew W. Harris, 23, of the 100 block of W. Main St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a pistol by a convicted felon, possession of an assault rifle to be used in drug trafficking, and possession of fireworks without a permit, court records show.

Officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his bedroom during a search of an apartment Thursday, police said.

Officers also seized a pistol, a semiautomatic rifle and scope, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, several hundred rockets and other fireworks, and a scale, pipes and plastic bags believed to be used in the sale and distribution of marijuana, police said.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley, Manchester, New Windsor, Lineboro, and Glyndon and Owings Mills in Baltimore County assisted Westminster at 10: 30 p.m. Saturday, responding to an apartment fire in the 200 block of E. Main St. Units were out three hours and 10 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley assisted Reese at 8: 19 a.m. Saturday, responding to a fire at Roy Rogers restaurant in the first block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out two hours and 47 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters from Westminster assisted Reese at 7: 39 a.m. Saturday to ventilate a building in the 1100 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out one hour and nine minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 8: 01 a.m. Friday to a trash fire in the 2400 block of Florence Road. Units were out 34 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Reese at 5: 35 p.m. Thursday, responding to a trailer fire in the 3200 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out 40 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 5: 15 p.m. Thursday to an auto fire in the 100 block of Mall Ring Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue told police Saturday that someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked behind his home. Damage was estimated at $450.

Westminster: A resident of East Green Street told police Friday that someone damaged her vehicle while it was parked at her home. Damage was estimated at $250.

Westminster: An employee at Wakefield Valley Golf Club told police Friday that someone damaged a green with bicycles. Damage was estimated at $100.

Westminster: A resident of East Green Street told police that someone damaged his vehicle while it was parked in front of his home between 11 p.m. Thursday and 6: 30 a.m. Friday. Damage was estimated at $125.

Westminster: Employees at Len Stoler Jeep Eagle in the 1000 block of Baltimore Blvd. told police that someone broke windows and stole tires and floor mats between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Thursday. The loss was estimated at $1,400.

Pub Date: 4/15/97

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