Westminster police invite city residents to participate in the 12th annual National Night Out Against Crime tomorrow.
The event, which began in 1984, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by city police. Residents in 8,700 communities nationwide, and in U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world are expected to participate.
During the Night Out event, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
The event is intended to heighten crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support of and participation in anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relations.
* Westminster: A resident of Old Hanover Road reported that someone damaged her auto while it was parked on the lot of Fairgrounds Shopping Center on Thursday. The damage was estimated at $200.
A Raintree Avenue resident told city police that someone stole her purse while she was shopping at Cranberry Mall on Thursday. She estimated the theft at $60.
* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster and Reese were dispatched to a house fire in the 100 block of S. Court St. at 11:33 p.m. Thursday. Units were out 34 minutes.
Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley, Manchester and New Windsor firefighters were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm at the Social Services Building on Distillery Drive at 6:15 a.m. Thursday. Units were out 31 minutes.
Reese: Reese and Gamber firefighters investigated a report of a fire alarm sounding in a house in the 2000 block of Suffolk Road at 5:04 p.m. Thursday. Units were out 24 minutes.