A man, wearing a ski mask, tried to rob the manager of the Hardee's on Ridgeville Boulevard here Wednesday.

Police said the suspect confronted the female manager, shortly after midnight, in the rear of the building. He held a knife to her throat and demanded money, policesaid.

When told there was no money in the cash register, the suspect fled on foot.

Police said the man was about 6-feet tall and weighed about 220 pounds. An investigation is continuing.


A Baltimore man convicted of participating in the largest theft ever of a Carroll County residence has been sentenced to 12 years in prison with five years suspended.

Carroll Circuit Court Judge Francis M. Arnold yesterday sentenced Byron Pantazonis, 42.

A jury last month found him guilty of one count of nighttime burglary with intent to steal and one count of felony theft for joining his girlfriend in a three-month scheme to steal $260,000 worth of antiques from the Westminster home of Emily Fink.

Pantazonis' girlfriend, Julie R. Wilt, a convicted murderer, was arrested Sept. 12 in connection with the theft. Pantazonis was arrested the following day, when police raided the couple's home and found more stolen antiques.

Wilt, who served four years for murdering her husband, was granted probation before judgment in the case.

Pantazonis will be required to serve his sentence consecutively with other outstanding sentences for past parole and probation violations.


WESTMINSTER --An 18-year-old New Windsor man was charged with numerous counts of theft, breaking and entering and destruction after two boats and a grocery store tractor trailer were broken into Thursday.

David James Fowble, of Rowe Road, was arrested Thursday by Westminster Detective Lt. Dean Brewer after fishing equipment was taken from two small fishing boats on Church Court and food from a tractor-trailer behind the Westminster Co-op Supermarket on Route 140. The value of the stolen goods was $1,300, Brewer said.

Fowble, who was taken to the CarrollCounty Detention Center Thursday night, was released within hours on$2,000 bond.


WESTMINSTER -- A disturbance on Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday lead to the arrest of a 44-year-old city woman, police said.

Details of the disturbance were unavailable Friday, but police said Lena Dleae Shouman of Pennsylvania Avenue wasarrested Wednesday and charged with assault and battery and with resisting arrest.

Shouman was released on her own recognizance Wednesday night.


Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and (800) 562-TIPS (Crime Solvers). All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

Here is a compilationof some of the crime reported to local and state police:


3987 Hampstead-Mexico Road: Theft of lawn equipment from Ridge Engineering Inc. between July 19 and 20. Estimated loss: $1,210.


Arrington Road: Breaking and entering through a rear door and theft of a VCR, microwave, jewelry box and cash from a residence July 22. Estimated loss: $505.

Mount Airy

Vance Drive: Vandalism to truck parked at construction site July 17. Estimated loss: $300.

New Windsor

College Avenue: Theft of stereo equipment from a vehicle parked at the residence between July 20 and 21. Estimatedloss: $300.


MacBeth Way: Theft of two auto wheels from vehicle parked at residence between July 13 and 14. Estimated loss: $500.

Taft Terrace: Theft of radar detector and golf equipment from vehicle parked at residence between July 12 and 13. Estimated loss: $1,033.

915 Liberty Road: Breaking and entering and theft of acordless phone and cash from St. Joseph Catholic Church July 16. Estimated loss: $325.


400 N. Center St.: Theft of radar detector from vehicle parked at residence July 16. Estimated loss: $300.

Wayne Avenue: Jeffrey Allen Green, 21, charged with one count driving while intoxicated July 20. Released on his own recognizance.

Pennsylvania Avenue: Christopher A. Linger, 19, charged July 18 with one count each child abuse, perverted practice, second degree sexual offense and battery. Held in lieu of $65,000 bail.

Bond Street: James K. Groves, 26, charged with one count driving while intoxicated July 16. Released on $5,000 bond.

Railroad Avenue: Theft of coins from an employee's desk at the Carroll County Times July 22. Estimated loss: $300.


Old Liberty Road: Theft of tools from a garage at South Carroll High School between July 21 and 23. Estimated loss: $660.


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

July 24

2:13 a.m., Mount Airy responded to wires down on Glissons Mill Road in Frederick County.

3:16 a.m., Sykesville responded to a trash fire on ObrechtRoad.

9:48 a.m., Westminster conducted an emergency water detail for a broken water line on West Main Street.

1:12 p.m., Taneytown,Harney and Emmitsburg, Frederick County, investigated a smoke reporton Clover Court.

5:45 p.m., Lineboro and Manchester responded to a trash fire on Gunpowder Road, Baltimore County.

9:54 p.m., UnionBridge and New Midway, Frederick County, responded to wires on Francis Scott Key Highway.

July 25

6:27 a.m., Westminster responded to an auto fire on Center Street.

12:06 p.m., Mount Airy respondedto a car leaking gas on South Main Street.

2:08 p.m., Taneytown investigated a faulty hot water heater on Frederick Street.

2:48 p.m., Hampstead, Arcadia and Reese responded to a woods fire on Carrollton Road.

5:30 p.m., Hampstead and Arcadia responded to a brush fire on Emory Church Road.

July 26

9:39 a.m., Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia responded to a dishwasher on fire on Wynside Lane.

2:10 p.m., Harney responded to a building struck by lightning on South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Frederick County.

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