Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A trip to the mailbox ended with a call to the bomb squad for a Taneytown man Wednesday.
A joint investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is currently underway to determine who placed a pipe bomb inside a mailbox in Taneytown Wednesday, according to a release from the Fire Marshal. The owner of the property in the 3800 block of McMullen Rd., James A. Sandel, found the device at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday when checking his mail, the Fire Marshal said. Deciding the device was a threat, sheriff's deputies notified the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Bomb technicians rendered the device safe at the scene without injury or property damage, according to the Fire Marshal. McMullen Road was closed for approximately five hours during the incident as a precaution. The …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The couple says they will use the money to help with retirement and their son's college fund.
A Westminster couple visited the Maryland Lottery headquarters Friday to claim their $1 million Powerball prize from last Saturday's drawing, according to Maryland Lottery officials. The husband and wife team purchased their winning ticket while out bowling with friends at Thunderhead Bowl & Grill, 4337 Old Taneytown Road in Taneytown. The duo didn’t realize they won until well after the drawing, according to a Maryland Lottery news release. “My sister called me at work because the bowling alley had sold a $1 million winner,” the woman said in a statement from the lottery. “I had the ticket with me so she read off the numbers.” The heating company employee could barely contain her glee as her sister read off the numbers on her ticket. The …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Maryland State police recently completed its investigation of the police-involved shooting in Taneytown in late December.
The Maryland State Police concluded its investigation into the police-involved shooting of a Taneytown man on Dec. 25 according to a Carroll County Times article. The case has been turned over to the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office for review. On the evening of Dec. 25, the parents of Edward L. Becker, Jr., 26, of Commerce Drive in Taneytown, called 911 to report Becker had been drinking and was acting disorderly. Three Taneytown police officers responded to the scene. Police said Becker failed to respond to police commands to drop the hammer and surrender. He approached to approximately within arm's length of an officer and raised the hammer at which time the officer shot Becker in the upper torso. The officer involved, a four-…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A Taneytown man was shot and killed by a Taneytown police officer Tuesday night.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Kym Byrnes
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A man was shot and killed by a Taneytown police officer Tuesday night after police say the man threatened the officer with a hammer. According to a Maryland State Police news release, at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, the parents of Edward L. Becker, Jr., 26, of Commerce Drive in Taneytown called 911 to report Becker had been drinking and was acting disorderly. Police said Becker's father reported Becker was smashing windows out of his truck with a hammer. Three Taneytown Police officers responded to the call and saw Becker walking down the street toward them, according to the news release. The officers exited their vehicles and began shouting commands to Becker to drop the hammer and surrender, police said. The officers, who …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The shooter pleaded guilty this week.
After pleading guilty to armed robbery and the use of a firearm in a felony or violent crime, Dalonte Shea Dunston, 21, of Frederick, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a shooting in a Taneytown home in 2011, according to a Carroll County Times report. As previously reported by Patch, Dunston was charged for his involvement in the December 2011 armed robbery and shooting at a home on Old Taneytown Road. According to police, five individuals were charged in the drug-related robbery and shooting. Police report that during the robbery, a resident of the home, Alan J. Kent, was shot in the leg and struck in the head with an expandable baton. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for non-life threatening injuries, …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Police have charged a 23-year-old man for stabbing that took place in Taneytown in March.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Detectives have charged Brian Keith McIntyre, 23, with first degree assault and carrying a dangerous weapon for the March 3 assault on a Westminster man during a private party at a Taneytown home. Police said they were called to Carroll Hospital Center on March 3 at approximately 4:30 a.m. for a patient suffering from a stab wound to his lower back. According to police, the victim, a 26-year-old Westminster man, had gotten stabbed while removing unwelcome visitors from a party in a home on Bull Frog Road outside of Taneytown. Police said the victim was transported by a friend to Carroll Hospital Center and later relocated to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The injury was not life threatening and …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Alex Ross, 14, hosted the event to raise money for sick children.
The American Legion Hall in Taneytown was transformed into a concert venue on Saturday night. The hall played host to a battle of the bands, a benefit for the Alexis Ross Organization. Alexis Ross, 14, from Westminster was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. She and her family have transformed this hardship into a source of inspiration and hope by creating a charitable foundation to benefit sick children and their families. “I decided to turn something negative into a positive,” Alexis explained to the benefit’s attendees before the bands played. Her foundation raises money to help pay for the medical expenses of sick children, as well as providing aid to less fortunate families coping with sick children. As she continued her …