Suspect charged in hitting of man with baseball bat


A 29-year-old resident of the Greens of Westminster has been arrested and charged in the striking of another man with a baseball bat Monday.

Police said a man struck Brian Lawson in the head with a bat after Mr. Lawson confronted him about his excessive driving speed on streets where children were playing.

Police said the men argued briefly before the man went to his home and returned with the baseball bat.

Hector Anibal Santiago of Ewing Drive was charged with one count each of reckless endangerment, carrying a dangerous and deadly weapon, assault and assault and battery. He was released on his own recognizance.


* Westminster: A resident of Robins Way reported to city police that someone broke into his auto and stole personal property valued at $25 on Monday. The vehicle was parked near his home.

An auto parked near Western Maryland College was damaged by someone using a sharp object on Sunday. The owner estimated the damage at $300.

A resident of E. Main Street reported to city police that someone slashed the tires of his auto while it was parked at her home on Sunday. She estimated the loss at $200.

A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue told city police someone damaged the screen door of her home on Sunday. She estimated the loss at $15.

Personal property valued at $200 was stolen from the auto of an Allen Way resident while the vehicle was parked on a lot on Railroad Avenue on July 8, city police reported.


* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm on Washington Road at 12:37 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for three minutes.

Westminster responded to a fire on Kate Wagner Road at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out for 12 minutes.

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