Westminster boy seriously injured in road accident
A 12-year-old Westminster boy riding a bicycle without lights was seriously injured about 7 p.m. yesterday when he was struck by an automobile on 268 E. Green St.
The youth, identified by family members as Todd Tracey of the first block of Bishop St., was flown to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in a state police helicopter for treatment of a compound fracture of his left leg.
The driver of the car, a 29-year-old woman said to be six months pregnant, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital to be examined.
Police did not immediately identify the driver.
Witnesses told police that the boy rode across the lot of an auto parts store and into the street in front of the woman's car, which was westbound on East Green Street.
Paramedics from the Westminster fire station treated the youth for injuries to his left leg and a possible neck injury before they took him to the helicopter waiting at Carroll County General.
Sullivan Avenue fire declared an arson
The Sunday fire that extensively damaged a Sullivan Avenue apartment and displaced a family of three has been ruled an arson by State Fire Marshal Frank M. Rauschenberg.
The blaze, which was discovered at about 2 p.m., started in the bedroom of the three-story apartment complex and forced families from several other apartments into the street.
The apartment in which the fire started was rented by 23-year-old Cheril Lynn Brown, the mother of two children, ages 2 1/2 and 9 months.
Three other apartments in the building received smoke damage.
Total damage was estimated at $30,000.
* Westminster: A 1986 Toyota 4 Runner valued at $6,000 was stolen while it was parked at the 140 Village Shopping Center on Sunday, Brett Allan Welsh of Taneytown told police.
Someone attempted to force open a door to Ernie's Place on West Main Street Monday but was unable to gain entry, employee Nancy Fox told police.
A burglar made off with property valued at up to $800 after breaking into the home of Kenneth Kuykendall of Wimert Avenue on Monday.
Future You Inc., in the 100 block of W. Main St., reported to police that an intruder entered the building through a rear window on Monday. Nothing was taken. Damage was estimated at $205.
* Pleasant Valley: A report of a house fire on East Mayberry Road at 8:59 p.m. on Monday brought emergency units from Littlestown and Kingsdale in Pennsylvania along with Pleasant Valley firefighters.