CENTRAL/Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

Westminster man robbed on Main St.

A 33-year-old Westminster man walking at 9:20 a.m. in the 100 block of E. Main St. was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money yesterday.


Guy E. Hadden, of the 300 block of Church Court, told police he was walking in front of 183 E. Main St. when he felt a hard object being pressed into his back by a man he described as 6-foot-3, in his late 20s or early 30s, wearing a bright red coat, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Mr. Hadden said the man forced him into a walkway between two buildings, pushed his face against a wall and demanded money. The man took his cash and fled, the victim said.


The victim told police he was not injured.


* Westminster: The windshield of an automobile belonging to Mark Newell, of East Main Street, was shattered when someone threw a beer bottle on Sunday. Replacement cost was estimated to be about $150.

Black paint was spread over a car of Christensen Contractors Inc. on Sunday while it was parked near the office. Damage was about $100, the victim told police.

Scott Mathias, of Eagles Court, said someone broke the antenna and scratched his car Saturday while it was parked near his residence. The damage was estimated to be about $500.

Damage totaling $1,170 was done to several vehicles of the Asplundh Tree Expert Co. on Friday while the vehicles were parked on North Colonial Avenue.

Thelma Holland, of Fairfield Avenue, told police that her wallet and other personal property was taken last Friday from a table in Decker Hall at Western Maryland College.The loss is $334.

The rear license plate was stolen on Friday from the automobile of Erica Dutterer, of Woodside Drive, while parked at Wal-Mart. The loss was estimated at $35.


Pamela Darby, of Chazadale Way, reported to police that articles worth $1,788 were stolen from her car last Thursday while it was parked on Carroll Street.

Doris A. Craig, of Wampler Lane, told police that an aluminum hubcap valued at $92 was removed from her car on Thursday while it was parked near her home.

A rear window of an office on East Main Street was broken on Oct. 23, Vincent J. Fiocco, of Salem Bottom Road, reported to police. The loss was estimated at $100.

Property valued at $1,055 was stolen from the Lowes construction site on Englar Road on Oct. 23, Aaron Kendall, an employee of Interstate Fire Protection Co. of Hagerstown, reported to police.


* Westminster: Local firefighters required 10 minutes to investigate the sounding of a fire alarm at a building on Distillery Drive at 1 p.m. on Friday.