May 1, 1996
PoliceWestminster: Employees of an East Main Street law office told city police that someone broke the window in their office door between 11 p.m. and 11: 04 p.m. Saturday. The damage was estimated at $50.Pub Date: 5/01/96
April 23, 1996
A 24-year-old construction worker was injured yesterday morning when a wall collapsed on him at a house being built in the first block of Wentworth Court in Westminster.Donald J. Sterner of Westminster was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was in serious but stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.Police said four workers from Skillcraft Builders of Westminster were setting a 12-by-18-foot wooden wall when a brace gave way and the wall collapsed about 10: 30 a.m.The accident is being investigated by Westminster police and state occupational, safety and health officials, police said.
April 11, 1996
Four men who escaped Saturday from the Adams County, Pa., prison in Gettysburg may be driving a stolen 1986 Pontiac Firebird with Pennsylvania license plate AYR2465 and may be in the Baltimore area, state police from Maryland and Pennsylvania said yesterday.The men were being held on various assault charges, according to a prison spokesman.Police believe the four may be armed and are dangerous.The fugitives are Patrick Berlan, 28; Scott Dyer, 26; Chris Abel, 24; and Donald Andrews. All are white and have brown hair.
April 9, 1996
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Sullivan Avenue told city police Tuesday that someone took $285 from his apartment before 2: 09 a.m. that night.Westminster: A Fairfield, Pa. woman told city police Wednesday that someone scratched her vehicle while it was parked on North Court Street before 1: 05 p.m. that day. The damage was estimated at $1,000.Westminster: A Finksburg resident told city police Thursday that someone stole her property from a shopping cart while she was at a discount store in the 200 block of Woodward Road.
December 26, 1995
The new owner of a downtown Westminster soda fountain that became famous as the home of the nickel Coke plans to turn it into an ice cream parlor and convenience store.Galen L. Roop Jr. of Westminster is renovating the former Schmitt's Rexall Drugs and will reopen under the name Roop's General Store.He said he plans to provide lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and will be open on Sundays on a trial basis "to see how it goes."Mr. Roop received approval from the county liquor board last month for a transfer of the package goods license for the store on East Main Street.
November 14, 1995
FireHampstead: Hampstead and Lineboro assisted Baltimore County on a chimney fire in the 19000 block of Resh Mill Road at 2:47 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for an hour.Lineboro: Lineboro pumped water out of a building in the 4100 block of East Main Street at 7:34 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 35 minutes.
October 1, 1995
Two Westminster men charged with breaking into the homes of neighbors in unrelated incidents last month were held yesterday at the Carroll County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail on burglary and related charges.State police said a man broke into the home of his next-door neighbor on Sunshine Way on Sept. 14 and stole items valued at $3,190. Officers said the suspect forced open a rear window to get into the house.Police said the man stole a necklace, ring, watch and a small safe and pawned the jewelry at a pawn shop in Baltimore.