Landscaper charged in theft of equipment
State police arrested a Manchester man who owns a Randallstown landscaping and tree service after finding two pieces of heavy-duty equipment reported stolen in Baltimore County and Harrisburg, Pa., at his shop.
James L. Yirka 3rd of the 2900 block of Patricia Court in Manchester was charged with two counts of felony theft after police seized a 1989 Melroe Bobcat front-end loader, valued at $23,800, and a 1991 Brush Bandit wood chipper, valued at $15,000, from his business in the 4700 block of Old Court Road.
Police said the front-end loader was taken from Baltimore County in December and the wood hipper was stolen from an equipment dealer in Harrisburg in 1991.
Mr. Yirka, owner of the J & K Landscaping & Tree Service Inc., was released on his own recognizance according to court records.
Troopers Robert Mignogna and Michael Grant said their investigation is continuing.
New members join two town boards
At the Manchester Town Council's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Mayor Earl A. J. Warehime Jr. administered the oath of office to new members of the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Anna Turner was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Board of Zoning Appeals member Redonna Genco, who resigned for personal reasons. Ms. Turner's term expires at the end of 1996.
Planning and Zoning Commission member Paul Fernandez was appointed to fill the term of Robert Kolodziejski, who was elected to the Town Council in November. Mr. Fernandez's term ends July 1, 1997.