Boy, 14, accused of arson in Finksburg house fire

July 15, 1999

A 14-year-old boy is accused of setting afire a two-story house under construction in Finksburg, state fire marshals said yesterday.

The blaze began about 5 p.m. Tuesday on the first and second floors of the house on Summerfield Drive, fire marshals said. The fire was discovered by a contractor, who detained the boy until police arrived.

No one was injured and damage was estimated at $500, fire marshals said.

The suspect was released to his father pending further action, fire marshals said.

Police are investigating 20 car vandalism complaints

Westminster police received nearly 20 complaints early yesterday about vandals smashing vehicle windows with a brick or piece of cinder block.

Officers on patrol found damaged vehicles shortly after 1 a.m., but residents along Uniontown Road, Windsor Drive, West Main Street, East Main Street, Westmoreland Street, Royer Road and Route 31 awoke to find the damage and began calling police headquarters.

Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 410- 848-4646.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester assisted Westminster at 11: 02 p.m. Tuesday, responding to an apartment fire in the first block of Charles St. Units were out 34 minutes.

Police

Westminster: An employee of Len Stoler, a car dealer on Baltimore Boulevard, told police Saturday that someone stole spare tires from vehicles parked on the company lot. The loss was estimated at $1,800.

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