Baltimore County man gets probation in burglary case

November 11, 1997

A Baltimore County man received three years' probation yesterday and was ordered to pay nearly $2,900 in restitution instead of a prison term on burglary and theft charges.

Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. set aside his guilty finding for Victor Bright, 20, of Ten Timbers Lane in Bonnie Ridge, saying he believed Bright's involvement in a Dec. 29 break-in at a home in the 2800 block of Dede Road in Finksburg was "quite out of character."

Bright has until Jan. 1, 1999, to pay restitution of $2,879 for two rifles and other items stolen in the burglary.

Man gets suspended term on heroin, cocaine charges

A Westminster man was found guilty yesterday on heroin and cocaine possession charges and was given suspended sentences and a stiff warning.

Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. placed Michael Goldberg, 32, of Palmsetta Court on five years' probation after imposing suspended terms of four years on the heroin count and two consecutive years on the cocaine count.

Burns ordered Goldberg to cooperate with any counseling deemed necessary and to pay a $500 fine within 120 days.

The judge warned that one positive test result indicating drug abuse would earn Goldberg a six-year prison term.

Woman, 32, pleads guilty to possession of cocaine

A Finksburg woman pleaded guilty yesterday to possession of cocaine and was given 18 months' probation because she had no previous criminal record.

Theresa Kraft, 32, of the 2100 block of Ridgemont Drive also was fined $500 by Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. and ordered to pay $500 to the State's Attorney's Substance Abuse Fund.

Prosecutors said state police raided Kraft's home May 22 and seized a trace of cocaine and a half-ounce of marijuana.

Fire

Reese: Firefighters responded at 12: 21 a.m. Sunday to a transformer fire in the 1100 block of Baltimore Blvd. Units were out 18 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 11: 34 a.m. Saturday to a fire alarm in the 400 block of Malcolm Drive. Units were out 20 minutes.

Reese: Firefighters responded at 3: 37 p.m. Saturday for a lockout detail on River Mist Drive. Units were out 30 minutes.

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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