November 27, 1996
FireWestminster: Firefighters from Pleasant Valley assisted Westminster at 6: 07 p.m. Monday, responding for a garage fire in the 600 block of Littlestown Pike. Units were out one hour and 15 minutes.Reese: Firefighters responded at 4: 20 p.m. Monday for a brush fire in the 2700 block of Carrollton Road. Units were out 40 minutes.Westminster: Firefighters from Reese, Pleasant Valley and Reisterstown in Baltimore County assisted Westminster at 4: 02 p.m. Monday, responding for an odor of gas in the 400 block of Malcolm Drive.
November 22, 1993
POLICE* Westminster: A Bond Street resident reported to city police that someone stole her automobile, which had been parked near her home on Thursday. She estimated the car's value at $13,000.An official of Bowen Auto Sales reported to police that someone destroyed an antenna on one of the cars at the lot on Wednesday. Damage was estimated at $100.A Hanover, Pa., resident told police a welding torch was removed from the rear of his vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall on Wednesday.
February 24, 1999
FiresReese: Firefighters from Reese and Westminster responded at 2: 37 p.m. Monday to smoke in the basement in the 1500 block Bollinger Road.Westminster: Firefighters responded at 2: 12 p.m. Monday to a truck fire at 140 Village Shopping Center.PoliceWestminster: A resident of West Main Street told police Thursday that her purse was stolen while she shopped at Metro Food Market. Loss was estimated at $250.Westminster: Two employees of Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center told police Feb. 14 that their vehicles were damaged while parked at the golf course.
September 15, 1997
PoliceWestminster: An employee of Martin's Food Store in 140 Village Shopping Center reported that someone removed shopping carts from the parking lot. Loss was estimated at $400.Westminster: An employee of C. J. Miller told police that items were stolen from a company vehicle while it was parked on Pennsylvania Avenue. Loss was estimated at $2,010.Westminster: A Manchester resident told police that the rear window of her vehicle was shattered while it was parked at 1135 Business Parkway South.
November 2, 1999
PoliceWestminster: A resident of Leigh Masters Court told police Friday that someone took Halloween decorations from his front porch. Loss was estimated at $200.Westminster: A Western Maryland College student told police Wednesday that someone keyed her vehicle while it was parked in a college parking lot. Damage was estimated at $250.Westminster: An employee of Carroll Community College told police Thursday that her purse was stolen from the college annex. Loss was estimated at $100.Westminster: A resident of Washington Lane told police Friday his vehicle was damaged while it was parked at 140 Village Shopping Center.
October 27, 1999
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Central District Arrests: Officers Anthony Jobst and Bonita Dowery were in the first block of W. Lafayette Ave. late Monday night when they saw two men crouching behind a car, one window of which was shattered. Next to the car, the officers saw several kitchen utensils on the ground that matched others in the car. John Mingo, 55, of the 2100 block of N. Calvert St. and Sherrell Walker, 35, of the 7100 block of Harford Road were arrested and charged with destruction of property and theft from an auto.
March 8, 1994
A 43-year-old Westminster man charged with sexually abusing his ex-girlfriend's daughter was in custody at the Carroll County jail last night on $50,000 bond.The man was arrested by Westminster police Friday night on a 17-count indictment handed up by a Carroll grand jury in December.Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. set bond during a brief hearing yesterday. During the hearing, the man said he and the girl's mother had broken up in November.According to court records, the man -- who is not being identified to protect his accuser -- forced the girl to perform sex acts from 1988 until November 1993 at three Westminster apartments.
July 18, 1995
The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $37,500 in Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space funds for the design of a 2.3-mile, 10-foot-wide greenway for Westminster.The Westminster Linear Park will begin at Westminster Pond Park near Sullivan Road, continue to Bennett Cerf Park on Route 27 and end in downtown Westminster.Carroll County officials plan to build 79 connecting greenways with a total length of 353 miles through the county. The county greenway system, estimated to protect more than 2,300 acres of county land, will tie into the state's network of more than 100 greenways.