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Here is a compilation of the fire...


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

*Aug. 19: 6:42 p.m., Westminster called for wires on fire on Madison Street.

11:23 p.m., Westminster called for wires down on Route 140.

*Aug. 20: 9:47 a.m., Westminster responded to an auto fire at Route 140 and Gorsuch Road.

2:43 p.m., Manchester called for a field fire on Hanover Pike.

3:02 p.m., Gamber called for a water rescue on Annapolis Road in Baltimore County.

*Aug. 21: 11:58 a.m., Winfield and Westminster responded for a gas leak on Hunt Field Drive.

2:53 p.m., Mount Airy responded to a brush fire on East Ridgeville Boulevard.

Man, youth arrested after car chase

A 15-year-old Baltimore youth and his 22-year-old passenger were captured after a nine-mile high-speed chase from Randallstown to Eldersburg early Tuesday.

A 1985 Mazda, stolen from a Johns Hopkins Hospital parking lot, crashed into a traffic light pole when the driver tried to turn into Carrolltowne Shopping Center at about 65 mph, police said.

Both occupants fled on foot but were apprehended.

Dana J. Alexander, the passenger, and the juvenile driver were charged with felony theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, Baltimore County police reported.

Baltimore man shot in Westminster

A 25-year-old Northeast Baltimore man was shot while visiting his girlfriend in the first block of Union Street about 8 p.m. Thursday, Westminster police said. Harrison Timothy Brandon was wounded in the upper right arm by one of four men who came to the Union Street address looking for him to "settle a long-standing dispute," police said.

As their conversation ended, Dion Damon Dixon, 18, of the 2700 block of Tivoly Ave., Baltimore, allegedly passed a revolver to a second man as the victim closed the apartment door.

One of the suspects then kicked in the door, and Mr. Brandon was shot.

Police charged Mr. Dixon and Nathaniel Tune, 23, of the 3000 block of E. Federal St. with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and other counts. Bail for Mr. Dixon was set at $300,000. Mr. Tune was held on $75,000.

Mr. Brandon was treated at Carroll County General Hospital and released.

Man charged in kidnapping

David William Gerting, who gave police no permanent address, was held in $50,000 bail on charges of kidnapping, battery, theft and depriving Erica D. Sanders of her automobile, Westminster police said.

Mr. Gerting, 29, who was arrested at a motel on Baltimore Boulevard, told police he met Ms. Sanders and a man identified as Curtis Frisby, with the intent to purchase crack cocaine.

The three entered Ms. Sanders' car and drove to an apartment building on Pennsylvania Avenue to buy the drugs, after Mr. Gerting gave Mr. Frisby $100, court records indicated.

Ms. Sanders told authorities that when Mr. Frisby did not return, Mr. Gerting became concerned and demanded the car keys. When she refused, they fought over the keys and she tried to climb out of the passenger window as Mr. Gerting drove away.

After driving around the area, Mr. Gerting stopped the vehicle and demanded that she call Mr. Frisby. Ms. Sanders said she saw a man walking nearby and ran to him for help. Mr. Gerting was arrested at the motel several hours later, police said.


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


*Uniontown Road: Harlan Martin, an employee at Westminster Elementary School, told police that a glass in one of the school's doors was broken over the weekend. Damage was estimated at $200.

*East Main Street: Two male juveniles, one 14 and one 15, were arrested and charged with theft from Little George's convenience store. Both were released to their parents.

*East Green Street: Ron Wilson, of United Used Cars, told police that a radio was removed from one of the cars parked on the lot last Wednesday. The loss is valued at $199.

*East Main Street: A stereo unit worth $300 was stolen from the automobile of Scott McGregor while the car was parked near his residence Wednesday.

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