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Robber escapes

FINKSBURG -- A masked man armed with a .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun escaped after robbing the Tevco Gas Station in the 3100 block of Baltimore Blvd. at about 4:50 a.m. Sunday.

Nichalos Lewis Zito, the attendant, told Maryland State Police pTC that the robber was wearing a straw hat with a red bandanna over his face when he entered and forced him to lie on the floor.

D8 The bandit fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Motorcyclist injured


GREENMOUNT -- A 36-year-old Hampstead woman was injured when the motorcycle she was riding was struck by an automobile early Sunday.

Sharon Ann Walters was taken to Hanover General Hospital and released following treatment, according to a spokesman.

Maryland State Police, who investigated the 1:37 a.m. accident, said the victim was riding on the rear of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Robert Lee Walters, who was northbound on Hanover Pike and slowed to make a left turn into a restaurant in Greenmount.

An automobile driven by John Dennis Cebula of Hampstead, also northbound on Hanover Pike, was unable to stop in time to avoid an accident, police said. Mr. Cebula's car veered left across the center line and struck the motorcycle.

Charges are pending, police said.

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

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


Deep Run, Garrett roads: Firearms, ammunition and fishing equipment were among items stolen from two homes, one in the 2000 block of Deep Run Road and the other in the 1600 block of Garrett Road, by burglars. Some money was also taken from the residence on Deep Run Road.


East Main Street: A 40-pound, $500 shoe heeler was stolen from the Davis Shoe Repair shop in downtown Westminster last week. Pete Davis, who operates the store, reported that the equipment is used to install heels on women's shoes and inserts five nails at a time. Mr. Davis said he was in the store working and did not see who removed the heeler.

Sullivan Avenue: Valerie Saunders told police that a bicycle valued at $50 was taken from her yard July 31.

West Main Street: Gary Moals reported that an intruder entered his home and fled with a television cable box valued at $100. The burglary occurred July 30.

Cranberry Mall: Beverly Wells of Old Westminster Pike informed police that while her automobile was parked at the mall, someone forced the door and attempted to break into a briefcase, causing damage estimated at $200, on Aug. 3.

East Main Street: An official of the Sheetz Inc. gasoline station told police that two motorists failed to pay for fuel they put in their cars on Sunday. The total loss was $16.05, police said.

Pennsylvania Avenue: Lou Ann Snyder reported that someone cut screens from both the front and rear doors of her house. The loss was estimated at $60.

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

July 31

11:30 a.m., Pleasant Valley responded to an alarm sounding on Leppo Road.

3:11 p.m., Westminster responded to an auto fire on Baltimore Boulevard.

5:03 p.m., Hampstead aided Baltimore County with a transformer fire on Mount Carmel Road in Baltimore County.

6:13 p.m., Westminster investigated a reported fire on Uniontown Road.

9:12 p.m., Mount Airy was summoned, but quickly canceled, for a natural gas leak on Ridge Road in Montgomery County.

10:30 p.m., Westminster responded to an automobile fire on Englar Road.

Aug. 1

10:33 p.m., Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Reisterstown all responded to a report of a building fire on Baltimore Boulevard.

Aug. 2

5:31 p.m., Manchester, Hampstead and Lineboro were dispatched for smoke reported in a building on Main Street in Manchester.

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