Boy, 16, critically injured in Westminster accident

November 25, 1997

A 16-year-old boy suffered severe head and facial injuries in a two-vehicle traffic accident yesterday on Route 140 at Route 31 in Westminster, Westminster police said.

The boy was flown by state police MedEvac helicopter to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore in critical condition soon after the 4: 35 p.m. accident, which forced the closing of both roadways to accommodate the MedEvac operation and emergency vehicles, police said.

Details on the collision were incomplete, and the condition of a second accident victim, who was taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital with less serious injuries, was not available.

Burglars enter restaurant in Finksburg, steal safe

Burglars broke into Encore, a popular old-time Finksburg JTC restaurant, on Saturday and stole the business safe, which contained cash, checks and documents, state police said.

An air conditioner was removed from a rear window of the business in the 2800 block of Baltimore Blvd. to gain entry about 1: 45 a.m., police said.

The damage and loss were estimated at $4,675.

Anyone with information about the incident may call the Westminster barracks of the Maryland State Police at 410-848-3111.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 11: 26 p.m. Saturday to a report of fire on Route 97 near Bachmans Valley Road. Units were out 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from New Windsor assisted Westminster at 1: 14 p.m. Saturday, responding to a fire alarm in the 400 block of N. Center St. Units were out 20 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley assisted Westminster at 5: 38 p.m. Friday, responding to a chimney fire in the first block of Bell Road. Units were out one hour.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Westminster, Taneytown and Littlestown, Pa., assisted Pleasant Valley at 6: 53 p.m. Friday, responding to a garage fire in the 500 block of Stone Road. Units were out two hours.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Chazadale Way told police Saturday that someone scratched her vehicle while it was parked on North Center Street. Damage was estimated at $500.

Westminster: A Sandel Lane resident told police Sunday that someone scratched the side and trunk of her car while it was parked at Cranberry Mall Saturday. Damage estimated at $1,000.

Westminster: A resident of Silver Court told police Friday that someone got into his vehicle while it was parked in the 100 block of Liberty St. and stole a canvas bag and shoe box containing about 150 compact discs. The loss was estimated at $1,700.

Pub Date: 11/25/97

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