A 17-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday on charges of obstructing police by hiding a suspect wanted in connection with the drug-related death of a Westminster youth, police said.
The girl was charged with harboring a fugitive, obstructing and hindering a police investigation, conspiracy to obstruct and hinder, and accessory after the fact, police said.
The teen-ager, a girlfriend of a juvenile apprehended on alleged heroin distribution charges, was released to her mother, police said.
The boy, who is being held in custody pending action by juvenile authorities, was found hiding in the basement of the girl's home on Feb. 6. He was the third teen-ager arrested in connection with the overdose death of Liam A. O'Hara, 15, a Westminster High student who was found dead at home in bed on Jan. 9 by his father.
A state medical examiner determined that O'Hara died of drug intoxication.
Kerosene heater ignites fire at auto repair shop
The owner of a Westminster auto repair shop escaped injury Tuesday when flames from a kerosene heater ignited gas dripping from a car he was working on, fire officials said.
About 30 firefighters from Reese, Westminster and Pleasant Valley responded to Cashman's Automotive in the 1200 block of Old Westminster Pike at 5: 02 p.m.
Damage to the car and smoke damage to the two-bay garage were estimated at $16,000, state fire marshals said. The shop owner is John E. Cashman.
Pub Date: 2/19/98