Sentence is 15 years or drug treatment

October 29, 1997

A Finksburg man, convicted in June of stealing jewelry from his parents to get money for drugs, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in prison.

Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. ordered that Michael A. Schneider, 31, be held for 30 days at the Carroll County Detention Center, allowing time for Schneider to gain acceptance to Stout Street, a Colorado drug treatment program.

Beck said he was familiar with the rigid Stout Street program and would modify Schneider's sentence to allow him to seek treatment there, if proof of immediate acceptance is provided.

Beck told Schneider that if he fails to complete the program on Stout Street's terms, he will be returned here to serve the balance of the sentence.

Court records show that Schneider went to his parents' home on Valentine's Day in 1996 and took jewelry estimated to be worth $10,900. He pleaded not guilty on June 23. Schneider told police he had traded the jewelry for drugs, prosecutors said.

Seipp promoted to sergeant on Annapolis police force

Timothy L. Seipp has been promoted to sergeant in the Annapolis Police Department, after his graduation from the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University.

A 1977 graduate of Westminster High School, he served in the Army before joining the Annapolis force. He is attending Anne Arundel Community College, working toward an associate's degree in criminal justice.

Seipp is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Seipp of Westminster and the grandson of the late Charles L. Seipp Sr., longtime Westminster police chief.

He and his wife, Amy, have a son.

Police

Westminster: Employees at Kay-Lyns Party Rental of Village Road told police Saturday that someone stole a 20-foot tent from Western Maryland College. The loss was estimated at $700.

Westminster: A resident of Wimert Avenue told police Sunday that someone broke into his locked vehicle and stole personal items. The loss was estimated at $240.

Westminster: An employee of Winchester Exchange told police Monday that someone damaged the building's roof. Damage was estimated at $500.

Pub Date: 10/29/97

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