Bomb threat interrupts work at courthouse annex

November 11, 1998

Business at the Carroll County Courthouse annex in Westminster was interrupted for more than an hour yesterday after authorities received a bomb threat, police said.

A man called the parole and probation office about 9: 15 a.m. to say a bomb was in the three-story building, police said. The North Court Street building was evacuated and dogs searched for explosives. Nothing was found, police said.

A criminal case in Circuit Court was moved to the historic courthouse across Willis Street, while a traffic case in District Court and all other courthouse annex business were delayed until about 11 a.m., officials said.

The annex also houses offices for the state's attorney, register of wills, judges of orphans' court, public defender, juvenile services, criminal and civil court clerks, and public land records.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 13 p.m. Monday to a carbon monoxide alarm in the 900 block of Firestone Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Sycamore Street told police Monday that someone broke a window with a rock. Damage was estimated at $100.

Pub Date: 11/11/98

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