Police sponsor contestThe Westminster Police Department is...


Police sponsor contest

The Westminster Police Department is sponsoring a contest where the prize is spending the day working with police officers on June 25.

The contest, which is being held as part of National Police Week -- May 10 to May 16 -- is open to children ages 6 to 10.

To participate in the contest, children must sign a pledge to help keep their neighborhoods and communities safe during National Police Week.

By turning in their pledges, they also become Junior Law Enforcement Officers. Entrants will receive a Junior Police badge.

Pledge forms can be picked up at police headquarters at 11 Longwell Ave. and at the Carroll County Library in Westminster only during the week of May 10 through 16.

Police will pick the winning entry from pledges that are dropped off or postmarked by May 16.

Please report crime tips to these hot lines: 857-TIPS (drugs) and 876-8956. All calls are confidential and you do not have to give your name.

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


Hook Road: Westminster police arrested Christina L. Hall, 21, and charged her with three counts each of writing bad checks and theft. She was also served a criminal summons charging her with two counts of writing bad checks and theft on April 27.

Locust Street: Westminster police said Catherine Smith reported that someone broke the rear window of her car while it was parked, causing $250 in damage, on April 27.

East Main Street: Westminster police said the Brown Body Tanning Salon reported that someone broke in through the rear door and stole $175 in property on April 27.

Hillside Court: Westminster police arrested Michael A. Suddath, 34, and charged him with two counts of third-degree sex offense, two counts of fourth-degree sex offense and two counts of battery on April 29. He was released after posting $20,000 bail.

Cranberry Mall: Westminster police said Fancesco Tunzi, of Union Bridge, reported that someone scratched his car while it ++ was parked at the shopping mall, causing about $800 in damage, on April 29.

Union Street: Westminster police said that Hope Inc. Rental Property reported that some items, worth $447, were removed from a house on April 30.


Woodbine Road: Maryland State Police reported that a High's store was broken into on April 21 and a lock was damaged, but nothing was taken.


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

April 28

8:19 p.m., Pleasant Valley and Littlestown responded to a woods fire on Babylon Road.

April 29

6:51 a.m., Gamber, Reese and Sykesville responded to a stove fire on La Mans Court.

7:39 a.m., Mount Airy assisted Montgomery County on a fire alarm on Lewis Drive.

7:19 p.m., Sykesville assisted Howard County on a stove fire on Henryton Road.

8:37 p.m., Westminster, Reese Pleasant Valley, Hampstead and Manchester responded to an electrical fire on West Main Street.

11:16 p.m., Taneytown, Union Bridge and New Windsor

responded to a chimney fire on Trevanion Road.

April 30

7:22 a.m., Westminster investigated a building on Washington Lane.

6:03 p.m., Lineboro, Manchester and Hampstead responded to a chimney fire on Rupp Road.

6:29 p.m., Winfield responded to a wash detail on Route 97.

9:09 p.m., Pleasant Valley investigated a building on Littlestown Pike.

May 1

12:05 p.m., Westminster, Reese Pleasant Valley, Manchester, Reisterstown and New Windsor responded to an apartment fire on Liberty Street.

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