Judge rejects man's request for immediate imprisonment

November 24, 1998

A Circuit Court judge rejected a Westminster man's request yesterday to be sent straight to state prison after he pleaded guilty to charges of theft and conspiring to steal guns.

Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. accepted the plea agreement for Jonathan S. Eyler, 25, of the first block of Pennsylvania Ave., which called for a 10-year sentence with all but four years suspended. But Burns told Eyler he knew nothing about him and would not send him to prison, as requested, without a presentence investigation and a psychological evaluation. The theft occurred 11 months ago.

In a statement of facts, prosecutor David P. Daggett said Eyler and another man broke into a Sullivan Avenue apartment in Westminster on Dec. 10 and stole five guns. Eyler will remain at the Carroll County Detention Center until sentencing March 2.

Finksburg teen-ager held on burglary, theft charges

A Finksburg woman accused on multiple charges stemming from burglaries and thefts in six unrelated incidents between BTC July 14 and Nov. 12 was ordered yesterday to be held at the county jail in lieu of bails totaling $21,000.

Sarah E. Bowen, 18, of the 2400 block of Appaloosa Way was taken into custody Saturday on arrest warrants sought last week by state police, who recovered some of the alleged stolen property from area pawn shops.

District Judge JoAnn M. Ellinghaus-Jones said she would consider allowing Bowen out of jail, if the teen-ager could secure admission to a drug-abuse treatment facility.

Fires

Reese: Firefighters responded at 7: 43 p.m. Sunday to investigate an unknown problem in the 2100 block of Misty Meadow Road. Units were out 24 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Union Bridge responded at 4: 07 a.m. Sunday to an apartment fire in the 300 block of Robins Way. Units were out 34 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 3: 20 p.m. Friday to a cleanup detail in the 1000 block of Washington Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Westminster: Firefighters responded at 8: 22 a.m. Friday to a carbon monoxide detector sounding in the 300 block of Buck Cash Road. Units were out 20 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue told police Friday that someone took property from his back yard. The loss was estimated at $139.

Westminster: A resident of New Jersey told police Sunday that someone punctured the tires on her vehicle while it was parked at Days Inn on Cranberry Road. Damage was estimated at $202.

Pub Date: 11/24/98

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