Pair charged in robbery of convenience store


State police arrested a 30-year-old Westminster woman, accused as the lookout for a man charged in the robbery of Little George's in Sykesville Saturday.

Police said the woman received half of the $280 allegedly stolen by a Westminster man about 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the convenience store in the 7200 block of Gaither Road.

Police said the pair entered the store and while a woman stood by the door, the man placed a bag of potato chips on the counter near the cash register where the clerk was talking on the telephone. When the cashier opened the register, police said the man grabbed the phone, pushed her to the side, pressed the mute button on the phone and demanded money.

Both fled after the robbery and drove to Baltimore to buy crack cocaine, according to police. The woman told investigators she spent $80 of her portion on the drug.

Victoria Lee Mingee of the first block of Sullivan Ave. was arrested about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Pennsylvania Avenue near Union Street, police said. She was held on $15,000 bond on robbery charges yesterday.

Ivan Leroy Sullivan Jr., 36, of the 200 block of E. Green St., Westminster, was captured after a chase by state and Baltimore County police after the Sunday evening robbery of a High's Dairy Store in Gamber. He was being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on $20,000 bond on two counts of robbery and theft and three counts of assault.

Yearbook art contest winners announced

Mechanicsville Elementary School has announced the winners of its yearbook art contest.

Students were invited to submit a drawing of what they liked best about the newly renovated school in Eldersburg. One drawing from each grade level was chosen and used in the yearbook.

The winners are: Ted Bubert, grade five; Kelly Morgan, grade four; Christine Street, grade three; Lauryn Blacha, grade two; Catherine Solomon, grade one; and Jeffrey Corron, kindergarten.

The winners received art supplies and a gift certificate from Kelly's Stationery and Bobby's Hobby Lobby in Westminster. Every contestant received a coupon for a free sundae at McDonald's.


* Eldersburg: Sykesville and Winfield investigated a fire alarm sounding in a house in the 900 block of Johnsville Road at 12:23 a.m. yesterday. Units were out 20 minutes.

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