Police charge Taneytown youth as 8th suspect in probe of hundreds of vehicle break-ins, thefts

March 04, 1998

A Taneytown teen-ager has become the eighth suspect arrested in thefts from hundreds of vehicles since Jan. 1, state police said.

The boy, 16, was arrested yesterday, charged with delinquency and held by juvenile authorities pending further action.

Police arrested six adults and one juvenile on Feb. 15 and 16, and charged all with stealing more than $10,000 in property -- from loose change to laptop computers. Most of the thefts were from unlocked vehicles between Gamber and Westminster.

Additional arrests are expected in the investigation by state and local police and the state's attorney's office, police said.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 6: 48 a.m. Monday to a fire alarm in the first block of Cranberry Road. Units were out 32 minutes.

Pleasant Valley: Firefighters from Taneytown and Westminster assisted Pleasant Valley at 9: 06 p.m. Monday, responding to a house fire on Tyrone Road. Units were out an hour.

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 2: a.m. Tuesday, responding to a house fire on North Court Street. Units were out an hour.

Pub Date: 3/04/98

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