Driver, 14, charged with hitting car


A 14-year-old Westminster girl was arrested Sunday after she took her parents' auto without permission, drove around the 140 Village Shopping Center, hit a parked car and fled on foot, police said.

The girl, who lives on Washington Road, was charged with driving without a license, negligent driving and failure to remain at a property damage accident. She was released to her grandmother, police said.

Officers said the juvenile, whom they did not identify, was driving through the shopping center and chasing another juvenile, who was running, when the vehicle she was driving struck the parked auto. She jumped from the car and fled, but was apprehended by police.


* Westminster: A Church Street resident reported that someone scratched the side of her auto while it was parked near her home Saturday. She estimated the damage at $200.

A resident of Manchester Avenue told police that someone stole the hubcaps from his auto while it was parked near his house Saturday. He estimated the lost at $100.


* Westminster: Westminster and Reese were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding in an apartment building in the first block of Liberty Street at 4:30 p.m. yesterday. Firefighters determined the alarm was faulty. Units were out 17 minutes.

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