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

The group is targeting a breaking, entering and theft at a home on Saw Mill Road in Westminster.

Sometime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2, suspects entered the home through a living room window, police said.

Stolen were a pair of Olympus binoculars, a 50-year-old Remington .22-caliber rifle, and a 60-year-old Savage 16-gauge shotgun.

The suspects attempted to make the home appear as though it had not been entered. Police believe theymay have been planning to return.

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

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


MANCHESTER -- A 23-year-old Millers man was listed in fair and stable condition late Tuesday after flipping his motorcycle during a chase with state police.

Trooper Ronald W. Cullison Jr. attempted to stop John Joseph Eckenrode while he was traveling northbound on Route 30 at Beaver Street at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, police records show.

Eckenrode, who was driving his 1989 Honda motorcycle, slowed down as if he were going to pull over and then sped forward and turned eastbound on York Street, reports show.

Cullison reported that Eckenrode reached speeds of up to 85 mph during the chase.

At York and Locust streets, Eckenrode lost control ofhis cycle and hit the right side of the roadway, police said.

He then hit a speed limit sign and two telephone poles before re-entering the roadway, police said.

Police said the motorcycle rolled several times before ejecting Eckenrode, who then attempted to flee on foot.

Cullison caught up with him behind a nearby residence, reportssaid.

Eckenrode, who lives in the 4700 block of Alesia Road, was taken by state police helicopter to University Hospital in Baltimore.

Charges against Eckenrode had not been filed as of late Tuesday.



SYKESVILLE -- A Fanny Dorsey Road man was discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon after a weekend crash on Old Washington Road.

Donald Gregory Keefauver, 43, was taken by ambulance to Carroll County General Hospital afterthe Saturday morning accident, state police in Westminster reported.

He was later transferred to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore.

Keefauver was traveling southbound on Old Washington Road near Route 26 when he failed to stop for a stop sign and a flashing light and crashed into a tree head on, policesaid.

Keefauver told police he did not see the stop sign because he fell asleep at the wheel, police reports show.


Here is a compilation of the fire and rescue calls to the Emergency Operations Center:

April 2

8:43 a.m., Sykesville responded to an automobile fire on Beechmont Drive.

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