Police and fire scan



Crime Solvers, a volunteer group that assists area police, is askingresidents to help solve the Crime of the Week.

This week, the group is targeting a break-in at the Mount Airy Bowling Lanes on Jan. 3.

Police said the break-in occurred at 3:15 a.m., when a suspect cut an 18-inch hole through an exterior wall. While making their entry,the suspects set off an alarm system and then fled without stealing anything.

If you have any information about this crime, or believeyou may know who is involved, please call Crime Solvers at (800) 562-TIPS.

You do not need to give your name, but if your information leads to an arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward.


WESTMINSTER -- State police havecharged two Finksburg men with breaking and entering and theft at the Leisure Health Spa on Manchester Road in November.

Sgt. Jeff Merson said Daniel Brian Fordyce, 21, and Donnie Jo Goodman, 25, have been charged with the theft of several items and clothing from the health spa.

Merson said an anonymous tip led police to the two suspects, who were seen wearing some of the stolen items.

Goodman was arrested Feb. 4 and some of the stolen items were recovered, police said.

Fordyce was arrested and charged Feb. 13, police said.


WESTMINSTER -- State policestill are seeking suspects in three armed robberies of county convenience stores.

Police believe the suspect, who robbed the Tevco Self-Serve convenience store in Finksburg on Feb. 15, also may have robbed the store Feb. 6.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, about 140 pounds, with a blond mustache.

During the second Tevco robbery, the man wore a hood pulled tight around his head;only a small portion of his face was showing.

The suspect in the first robbery wore a stocking on his face with eye holes cut in it, police said.

In one of the robberies, the suspect claimed he had aknife. In the other, he displayed a small, semiautomatic weapon.

In a separate armed robbery at the High's Dairy Store at Route 26 andKlee Mill Road on Feb. 5, police displayed a small silver revolver while demanding the store clerks empty the cash register.

The suspect fled in a 1988 Mazda that was reported stolen from Baltimore. Another man was waiting in the car, police said.

After a chase with a state police car, the car was abandoned on Nicodemus Road in Baltimore County.

Police believe the pair stole another car in Baltimore County and then abandoned it in Baltimore city.

State police Sgt. Jeff Merson said the police are working closely with Baltimore city police to find the suspects. He believes they live in the city.

One of the suspects is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, between 25and 30 years old.

He wore a medium-length black trench coat at the time of the robbery.

If you have any information on these cases,or believe you may know who is involved, please call the state police at 848-3111.


1800 block of Liberty Road: Breaking, entering and theft at fast-food restaurant Feb. 17. Estimated loss: unknown.


7600 block of Woodbine Road: Breaking, entering andtheft of several items from convenience store Feb. 18. Estimated loss: unknown.

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