Driver without seat belt killed in car collision


~TC A 51-year-old Baltimore man who was not wearing a seat belt was killed when he was ejected from his car in a two-car crash on Route 32 at Kate Wagner Road Monday. Three other people were injured in the 7:15 p.m. accident, state police said.

Ronald Emerson Jones of the 3400 block of Courtleigh Drive was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he died a short time later, police said.

Joseph Glorioso, 34, of the 3200 block of Old Westminster Road in Finksburg was driving a 1992 Toyota Celica east on Kate Wagner Road when his car collided with the 1994 Volkswagen Jetta being driven north on Route 32 by Mr. Jones.

Officers said Mr. Glorioso and Rosa Glorioso, of the same address, were taken to the Carroll County General Hospital and released after treatment. Both were wearing seat belts.

A passenger in the Jetta, Aaron Amamuel, 15, of the 3900 block of Innerdale Court in Randallstown was taken to the same hospital and released. He was also wearing a seat belt, police said.

Mr. Glorioso was issued a traffic citation by Tfc. Philip Henry, the investigating officer.

Two WMC students arrested on drug, alcohol charges

Three men, two of them students at Western Maryland College, were arrested in a room in Rouzer Hall and charged with possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and an alcohol violation, Westminster police said.

Robert Azan Ward, 18, of the 1500 block of Manchester Road in Westminster, and Henry Davis Streaker, 22, of the 1100 block of Sykesville Road in Sykesville are students at the school. The other man is Ryan Matthew Roberts, 19, of the 4000 block of Meadow Lane in Hampstead.

Police said they received a call to Rouzer Hall Monday to investigate the odor of marijuana and found the three men in a room with the window open. A small amount of the drug was recovered, they said.

In an unrelated case, police arrested Joseph Allen Ott, 42, of the 800 block of Fraley Road in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, and charged him with one count of distribution of crack cocaine to an undercover police officer.

The arrest of Mr. Ott brings to 13 the number of people arrested in a two-month investigation of the sale of drugs in the city. Mr. Ott was being held on $50,000 bail at the Detention Center.

Woman pleads guilty to theft, uttering charges

A 21-year-old Westminster woman involved in a string of thefts last fall pleaded guilty Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court to two counts of felony theft and one charge of uttering.

Amy Durene Rataczak of the 400 block of Old New Windsor Pike in Westminster pleaded guilty in exchange for prosecutors' dropping several other theft and related charges.

Rataczak, who remains free on bail, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 14 after a presentence investigation is completed.

Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. agreed Monday to sentence Rataczak to no more than 18 months in the Carroll County Detention Center. In addition, Rataczak will be required to pay restitution as part of her parole.


Westminster: A resident of Baldwin Park Drive reported that ** the side of his auto was damaged while it was parked near his home Monday. He estimated the damage at $200.

Westminster: A resident of East Main Street reported that a tire of her car was flattened while it was parked at her house Saturday. She estimated the damage at $110.

Westminster: A resident of Bell Road told police that the tires were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked near her home Friday. She estimated the theft at $150.

Westminster: A resident of West Main Street reported that the convertible top of her car was cut while it was parked at 140 Village Shopping Center on Thursday. She estimated the damage at $300.


Reese: Reese responded to a woods fire on Reese Road at 3:56 p.m. Saturday. Units were out 10 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster and Pleasant Valley were dispatched to a lock-out detail in the 700 block of Johahn Drive at 12:16 p.m. Monday. Units were out for 45 minutes.

Westminster: Engines from Westminster and Pleasant Valley responded to investigate the report of a fire alarm sounding in the 1100 block of S. Business Parkway at 1:58 a.m. Sunday. Units were out 23 minutes.

Union Mills: Pleasant Valley, Taneytown and Littlestown of Adams County, Pa., were dispatched to a house fire on Stone Road at 1:26 a.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 40 minutes.

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