Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

April 15, 2003

6 file to run May 13 for 3 seats on New Windsor council

Last week, New Windsor had no nominees for its three open council seats. But by the close of town business yesterday, six residents had filed to run in the election May 13.

Terry Petry and Ronnie Blacksten, veteran council members, are not seeking re-election. Incumbent Stephen Farkas, who was appointed to replace Councilman Jack A. Gullo Jr. last year, will run for a full four-year term.

Other candidates are Charlotte Hollenbeck, Kevin Null, Brenda Kohn, Dave LaFleur and Sharon Nobles, a former town clerk.

"This many people is a good sign that people are interested in the town," said Mayor Samuel Pierce. "They all would be an asset to the town. It will be good to have new ideas.

Two critically injured, teen killed in head-on collision

Two women remained hospitalized at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after a weekend collision in northwest Carroll County that killed a 15-year-old, state police and hospital officials said.

All three victims in Saturday's head-on collision were flown to the trauma center after being trapped in their vehicles. The accident occurred about 10:50 a.m. on Route 140 near South Pleasant Valley Road in Frizzellburg, known as Taneytown Pike, according to state police at Westminster.

Michael Rosenkowski, 15, of the 3500 block of Harney Road died at the trauma center that day, police said. He was riding in a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck being driven by Robin Ann Hale, 38, of the same address, eastbound on Route 140. She was in fair condition yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The driver of the other vehicle, Donna Marie Tucker, 41, of the 2400 block of Tyrone Road remained in critical condition yesterday. Police said she was driving a 1986 Ford Bronco II west on Route 140 and was trying to pass a vehicle when her vehicle pulled into the pickup truck's path, police said.

Crews from fire stations at Pleasant Valley, Westminster, Reese and Taneytown provided emergency medical care and helped free the victims.

Taneytown man accused of sexually assaulting girl

An 18-year-old Taneytown-area man was arrested yesterday on charges that he committed sex offenses on a 12-year-old girl who was a fellow patient at Carroll County General Hospital, according to court records.

Sean Andrew Taylor of the 3900 block of Kump Station Road is charged with second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses and second-degree assault. Bail was set at $20,000 by a Carroll District Court commissioner.

According to charging documents by an officer of the county Child Abuse and Sexual Assault unit, Taylor is accused of arranging to meet the girl in a bathroom on their hospital floor the evening of March 23 and forcing her to perform a sex act.

A hospital spokeswoman said she was unaware of the alleged incident and declined further comment.

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