Westminster man charged with rape


A 21-year-old man was charged yesterday with raping a Westminster woman after he allegedly broke into her apartment and threatened her with a knife, city police said.

The man was arrested and charged with rape, burglary and battery after the woman called police when he left her dwelling at 8:19 a.m. yesterday.

The victim told police a man threw beer in her face while she and several friends were at Champ's Restaurant Wednesday night and he was ordered out of the club. He is accused of entering her apartment early yesterday and threatening her with a knife before the alleged assault, police said.

Shane Wisniewski of the first block of W. Main St. was arrested at his home and was held without bail.

He requested a postponement for an attorney at a bail review hearing before Judge Joanne Ellinghaus-Jones yesterday.

Students recognized for perfect attendance

East Middle School has recognized students who had perfect attendance during the 1994-1995 school year.

Those students were: Troy Borneman, Donald Bussard, Emily Dillon, Brett Kinnamon, Kasey Owings, Brittany Traeger, Wesley Adams, Amanda Carter, Nicole Connelly, Carolyn Erwin, Kristen Landsman, Nicolaus Mather, Ian Ozminski, Amanda Siegel, Jody VanDoren, Cynthia Eavey, Nicholas Farver, Carol Mullinix, Carrie Reeve, Alex Young.

Also, Joseph Buhl, Melinda Dean, Julie Garver, Cliff Miller, Wesley Scott, Nathan Zeminski, Jesse Byrd, Samuel Chamelin, Jason Duvall, Tara Gist, Rachel Lindsay, Rebekah Norman, Heather Patty, April Sterner, Martha Dunn, Ryan Esposito, David Gross, Cynthia Rebert, John Yingling.


* Westminster: An official of Feathers, Scales & Tails in Fairground Village Shopping Center reported to city police someone damaged the rear door of the shop in an apparent attempt to break in Wednesday. Damage is estimated at $300.

An employee of Shoney's Restaurant on Englar Road told city police someone stole money from the cash register Tuesday. The theft was estimated at $410.


* Finksburg: Reese responded to clean up a transmission oil spill at Routes 91 and 140 at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 36 minutes.

* Westminster: Westminster and Reese were dispatched to investigate the fire alarm sounding in a building in the 400 block of N. Center St. at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday. Units were out 30 minutes.

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