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Police hunt at schools for fleeing man


Members of the county Sheriff's Department, joined by the state police helicopter, Westminster police and several K-9 units, searched the grounds of Westminster High School and Carroll County Career and Technology Center on Washington Road for a man who escaped from a sheriff's deputy yesterday.

Officials said a deputy was trying to serve a warrant on the man, whose identity was not available, at a home on Washington Lane when the man fled. He ran toward the school grounds, officials said.

Officers searched the area without success as students were being dismissed from the schools. Officials said they believe the man fled the area.

No one was injured in the search or chase, and a Sheriff's Department spokesman said last night he was not sure why the arrest warrant was issued.


* Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue reported that someone broke into his garage and stole several items Sunday. He estimated the theft and damage at $859.

A Lacosta Circle resident told police that someone stole a bicycle from his residence Sunday. He estimated the theft at $150.

An East Green Street resident reported that someone broke the rear window of her auto while it was parked near her home Saturday. She estimated the damage at $400.

A resident of Union Bridge told city police that someone pushed a shopping cart into her auto while it was parked on the Wal-Mart lot Saturday. She estimated the damage at $300.

A employee of Smith & Reifsnider on John Street told police that someone broke into one of the company's trucks and damaged the steering column in an apparent attempt to steal the vehicle Thursday. The damage was estimated at $500.


* Westminster: Firefighters from the Westminster station responded to an auto fire at Church and Green streets at 2:15 a.m. yesterday. They were out 90 minutes.

Westminster firefighters responded to a call about wires on fire in the 600 block of Lucabaugh Road at 5:59 p.m. Sunday. They were out 21 minutes.

Firefighters from Westminster, Pleasant Valley, New Windsor and Manchester were dispatched to an apartment fire on East Main Street in Westminster at 2:47 p.m. Sunday. Units were out 22 minutes.

Westminster firefighters responded to investigate a report of a fire in the 100 block of Liberty St. at 7:24 p.m. Friday. Firefighters were out 20 minutes.

Reese firefighters responded to investigate the report of a fire on Baltimore Boulevard at 4:39 p.m. Saturday. They were out 20 minutes.

The Reese company responded to a report of a small propane tank leaking at a building on Murray Road at 3:24 p.m. Saturday. They were out 30 minutes.

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