Trio arrested in 1993 store robbery


More than a year after a Westminster convenience store was robbed at knifepoint, city police have arrested a Littlestown, Pa., woman and two juveniles.

On Jan. 15, 1993, the Little George's convenience store in the 200 block of E. Main St. was robbed by someone brandishing a knife, city police said. No leads or suspects were found until Monday, when "the investigation division received information on this old case," police said.

Arrested Monday were Kelly Marie Baeman, 25, of the 100 block of W. King St., in Littlestown, and two sisters, 12 and 13, also from Littlestown. Ms. Baeman was charged with robbery, robbery with a deadly weapon, theft and assault. A District Court commissioner released her on her own recognizance Monday.

The juveniles are each charged with accessory to robbery and making a false statement to police. Both were released to their mother.

Police said they are seeking one more juvenile, who they expect to charge within a week.

Westminster offices due to move

Westminster city finance and housing and community development offices will be moving into a West Main Street building formerly occupied by a J.C. Penney Co. store.

The City Council this week approved a lease with Robert and David Max, owners of the Winchester Exchange building on East Main Street. The brothers plan to buy the Penney building and renovate it for office space.

The council approved a five-year lease with a five-year option to renew. Westminster will pay $9.50 a square foot plus a pro-rated share of utilities costs for the first five years, and $10.50 a square foot if the lease is renewed for an additional five years.

The city will also lend up to $50,000 in federal money to help the brothers finance the purchase and renovation of the building.

Public Works Director Thomas B. Beyard said the offices are scheduled to move by March 1, 1995.


* Westminster: Westminster, Reese, Gamber, Hampstead and Manchester responded for a report of smoke in the the Billingslea Building in the 500 block of Washington Road at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 46 minutes.

Westminster responded to a brush fire in the 600 block of Baltimore Boulevard at 12:02 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 26 minutes.

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