The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $37,500 in Maryland Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space funds for the design of a 2.3-mile, 10-foot-wide greenway for Westminster.
The Westminster Linear Park will begin at Westminster Pond Park near Sullivan Road, continue to Bennett Cerf Park on Route 27 and end in downtown Westminster.
Carroll County officials plan to build 79 connecting greenways with a total length of 353 miles through the county. The county greenway system, estimated to protect more than 2,300 acres of county land, will tie into the state's network of more than 100 greenways.
Greenways are corridors of open space connecting people to parks, historic sites and natural areas. They provide opportunities for hiking, biking, viewing nature and protecting habitats for wildlife.
County and municipal Program Open Space grants may be requested for up to 100 percent on land purchases and up to 75 percent for the development of recreational facilities.
* Westminster: An Oak Avenue resident reported to city police Saturday that somebody entered his car while it was parked on West Main Street and removed property worth an estimated $235.
An Owings Mills resident told city police Saturday that license plates were taken from her vehicle while it was parked on East Green Street. Loss is estimated at $40.
A resident of Timer Ridge Drive told city police Friday that the rear window of her car was damaged while it was parked at the 140 Village Shopping Center. Loss is estimated at $300.
A Hampstead resident told city police Friday that the rear license plate on her car was removed while it was parked on Woodward Road. The loss was estimated at $70.
An A Western Chapel Road resident reported to city police Thursday that license plates, worth $40, were removed from his car while it was parked on Uniontown Road.
A Charles Street resident told city police Thursday somebody entered his house and removed property worth an estimated $250.
An employee of Thunderhead Lanes in the 140 Village Shopping Center told city police on July 11 that coins were removed from video games in the bowling center. The loss was estimated at $425.
* Patapsco: Reese responded to wires on fire on Patapsco Road at 2:07 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 38 minutes.
* Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley responded to wires on fire on Pleasant Valley Road at 1:29 a.m. Sunday. Units were out for 31 minutes.
* Westminster: Westminster responded to a car fire on Ridge Road at 7:37 p.m. Saturday. Units were out for 48 minutes.
Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Manchester responded for the odor of natural gas in a building in the 400 block of N. Center Street at 9:28 a.m. Saturday. Units were out for 36 minutes.
Westminster responded for a kitchen fire in the 100 block of Liberty Street at 7:35 p.m. Friday. Food left unattended in the oven caused a small fire. Units were out for 36 minutes.