2nd Westminster man charged with carrying rifle down road


For the second straight day, police Friday arrested a man in the Westminster area on charges of carrying a loaded .22-caliber rifle along a public road.

Robert Wayne Kinser, 29, of the first block of Ralph St., Westminster, was arrested on South Court Street about 12:30 a.m. He was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and jailed in lieu of $3,500 bond.

Westminster police said the suspect was carrying a partially con

cealed semiautomatic rifle with 15 rounds of ammunition and a 15-inch knife.

Police said Mr. Kinser told officers that he had borrowed the rifle from a friend and was taking it home.

At 12:18 a.m. Thursday, state police arrested Edward August Kracke Jr., 36, of the 1300 block of Old Washington Pike, Westminster, as he walked along Route 140.

He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment of the public.

He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

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