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Man charged in assault on girlfriend

A 22-year-old Westminster man was charged in an assault on his girlfriend Friday.

Jeffrey Todd Morgan of the 800 block of Leisters Church Road was charged with assault and battery of Susan Blanchard shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Morgan allegedly threw his girlfriend, hit her on the heat and bit her hand, drawing blood, court documents said.

Mr. Morgan said he "overdid it" when trying to keep Ms. Blanchard from leaving, Trooper Mark E. Long wrote in the documents.

Students to create costumes at school

Students at William Winchester Elementary School are busy designing and making costumes as part of the school's "Creative Me" theme for October.

The students will learn that they are special, unique and creative and to stress that individuality by designing a costume representative of a character from stories that they have written or from books that they have read.

At the end of the month, the stu

dent costume makers will have an opportunity to wear their costume in a parade.

Information: 848-3230


* Bachmans Valley: A self-propelled lawn mower was stolen from a garage of a house on Wine Road Oct. 3.

* Westminster: Someone broke into the home of Pamela K. Brooks on Kemper Avenue Friday and stole items valued at $1,415, Westminster police reported.

Charles P. Kenyon, Sr., of New Windsor, told police that someone vandalized his truck, parked on Charles Street, by puncturing the tires on Monday causing $345 in damage.

Vandals broke the outside mirrors of an automobile belonging to Gregory J. Day, of Finksburg, while it was parked at Cranberry Mall Monday. Damage is estimated at $243.

Westminster police are searching for persons responsible for placing derogatory posters on the windows of the Carroll County Republican Club on West Main Street Saturday. Additional posters were pasted on window at the 140 Village Shopping Center on Sunday.

Vandals broke into the William Winchester Elementary School on Monroe Street over the weekend of Sept. 25-28 and damaged several areas inside. Entry was gained through a ground-level window.

Burglars broke the front window of Armacost Sporting Goods store in the Westminster Shopping Center Oct. 6 and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.


* Westminster: A pickup truck fire at Cranberry Mall that was discovered at 12:39 p.m. Monday kept firefighters out for 45 minutes.

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