Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

February 17, 2005

Woman's term suspended after sex-offense conviction

A 40-year-old Reese-area woman received a suspended sentence and was ordered to register as a sex offender after being convicted yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court of a sex offense against a 15-year-old boy last February.

Shelly Renee Kaltrider of the 2100 block of Woodview Road also received probation before judgment on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure, said Assistant State's Attorney Amy Blank Ocampo. In June, Kaltrider exposed her breasts to a 17-year-old boy at a house near Uniontown Road that she had been hired to clean.

Kaltrider was originally charged with assault and two counts of third-degree sex offense in incidents between Feb. 15 and Feb. 29 last year in Finksburg, where she was accused of having intercourse and oral sex with the 15-year-old, said Ocampo. The prosecutor recited an agreed-upon statement of facts yesterday as part of a plea agreement on one count of third-degree sex offense. The sex-offense conviction is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Judge Michael M. Galloway suspended a one-year prison term on the felony conviction and ordered Kaltrider to complete a substance-abuse program and submit to testing to verify court-ordered abstinence from alcohol. She is to have no contact with the victims and must register for life as a sex offender. The defendant had been drinking alcohol in both cases, the prosecutor said.

Man with knife robs woman in parking lot

Maryland State Police at the Westminster barracks are seeking information about a masked man with a knife who robbed a woman at the Finksburg Plaza shopping center Tuesday night, authorities said yesterday.

The robbery was reported about 8:30 p.m. in a parking lot behind the shopping center in the 3000 block of Gamber Road, where a woman said a man with a knife demanded her purse and fled with it on foot, police said. She was not injured.

Police described the robber as white, in his early 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build, short brown hair and wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans.

Panel to meet tomorrow on noise, ATV zoning

The Noise and ATV Zoning Review Committee will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll Youth Services Bureau, 332 140 Village Road, Suites 1-6, Westminster.

The meeting is open to the public. Information: 410-386-2248.

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