The Caspian Soccer Club players and coaches will receive a Carroll County flag from the county commissioners to carry to the Gothia Cup International Soccer Tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. today on the steps of the County Office Building.
The commissioners have endorsed the players as goodwill ambassadors. Players from more than 60 countries will participate in the tournament in Sweden.
Meanwhile, a spaghetti dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Westminster VFW Post 467, 519 Poole St., to benefit the Caspian Soccer Club.
Dinner tickets may be purchased at the door. The cost for adults is $6, senior citizens $4.50 and children $3.25. Children under age 2 eat free.
Westminster police seek stolen hydrant
A Westminster city employee told police that someone stole a fire hydrant Thursday from Hook and Gist roads.
Investigators said the hydrant apparently was struck by a vehicle with enough force to break it, and the thief knew how to shut off the water in the pipe. Police said the pipe was not damaged.
The hydrant was valued at $600.
Police have no suspects, but are searching for the 2-foot-high, orange cast-iron hydrant.
* Westminster: A resident of Pennsylvania Avenue reported that someone stole several plants and bushes from her property Sunday. She estimated the loss at $300.
A resident of Buck Cash Drive told police that the driver's side window of her auto was broken while the car was parked near her house Saturday. She estimated the damage at $200.
A Charles Street resident reported that someone broke into her house and stole items valued at $200 Saturday.
A resident of Johahn Drive told police that someone stole his 21-speed Nishikimountain bike from the rear of his house Friday. He estimated the theft at $280.
A resident of Ward Avenue reported that someone stole a 24-inch Murray Mountain Climber 10-speed bike from his front porch Friday. He estimated the theft at $100.
A resident of West George Street told police that someone stole $20 from his house Thursday.
* Finksburg: Reese responded to a pile of mulch on fire on Old Kays Mill Road at 3:25 p.m. Friday. Firefighters were out 20 minutes.
* Westminster: Westminster and Reese responded to a call of a natural gas line rupture in the 100 block of Liberty St. at 11:46 p.m. Monday. Fire officials said a contractor installing a gas line struck a 1-inch line. The contractor clamped the line and called Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Units were out 46 minutes.
Westminster and Reese responded to the report of a fire alarm sounding in a building in the 300 block of S. Center St. at 7:39 a.m. Sunday. Units were out 15 minutes.
Westminster and Reese responded to a building fire in the 200 block of W. Main St. at 10:50 p.m. Friday. Units were out 48 minutes.
Westminster and Reese responded to a fire alarm sounding in a building on Washington Road at 9:49 a.m. Friday. Units were out 30 minutes.