Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

February 09, 2004

New Windsor man charged in connection with auto, tool thefts

A New Windsor man has been charged with marijuana possession and theft in connection with two vehicles that were stolen when they were left idling Jan. 30 in two locations in the Carroll County town, state police at Westminster said.

Anthony David Bohn, 20, of the 100 block of Springdale Ave. was charged with auto theft, theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, state police said.

A 2002 Chevrolet van filled with tools and supplies was stolen about 8:30 a.m. Jan. 30 when the owner left it running outside a convenience store at Church Street and New Windsor Road, police said. A 1999 Ford pickup carrying a toolbox was stolen about 7 a.m. the same day from a driveway in the 3200 block of Atlee Ridge Road while its owner waited for it to warm up.

Both vehicles were recovered that day in Frederick County, and police received information that stolen tools and other items from the vehicles were being pawned in Frederick and Carroll counties, police said. State police coordinated their investigation with sheriff's deputies in Frederick County and with the Thurmont Police Department.

Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 18 months

A 42-year-old Westminster woman has been ordered to serve 18 months of a seven-year sentence after pleading guilty to causing a fatal collision in April that killed a 15-year-old boy.

Donna Marie Tucker of the 2400 block of Tyrone Road pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to possession of heroin and to negligent homicide for driving while impaired, according to court files. She had cocaine in her system and heroin in her car when the collision occurred, said assistant state's attorneys Diane C. Wellbrock and Edward J. Coyne.

Robin Ann Hale, 38, of the 3500 block of Harney Road, near Taneytown, was taking her son Michael Rozankowski to Westminster on April 12 to buy a bicycle for his 15th birthday, which had been six days earlier, prosecutors said.

Tucker was northbound in a 1986 Ford Bronco II about 11 a.m. when she crossed the center line of Route 140 near South Pleasant Valley Road in Frizzellburg, known as the Taneytown Pike, and collided head-on with the 1990 Chevrolet 1500 pickup driven by Hale, according to court files.

All three were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where Michael died later that day, prosecutors said.

On Friday, Carroll County Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold handed down two consecutive prison terms totaling seven years - three for the negligent homicide and four for the heroin possession - but suspended all but 18 months. Tucker will serve the time at the Carroll County Detention Center.

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