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    Police have identified the driver implicated in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Carroll County who could face additional charges. Westminster resident Timothy Lewis Carter, 34, has been arrested and faces charges for allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian near the intersection of Tevanion Road and Otterdale Mill Road on Saturday, Sept. 17, authorities announced. The arrest came following after police received multiple tips from the public, and with the use of “investigative resources from the Maryland State Police and the Taneytown Police Department,” according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Carter was arrested for manslaughter, and more charges are pending as the investigation into the crash continues. He is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center, according to the Taneytown Police Department. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information has been asked to contact investigators from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit by calling (410) 386-5900 or emailing Cpl. Prushinski at
    Seen him? An alert has been issued by the Caroll County Sheriff’s Office as they attempt to locate a man who is wanted on multiple charges following a reported 2010 bank robbery. Brentyn Scott Finn, 33, who was convicted of robbing an Eldersburg Susquehanna Bank branch, according to the Baltimore Sun, is again wanted in Carroll County, the sheriff's office announced on Wednesday, July 20. Specifically, Finn is wanted for second-degree escape, failure to appear in court for theft, and malicious destruction of property. Finn - who can be recognized by his distinct neck and head tattoo - was described as being 5-foot-11 weighing approximately 200 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.  His last known address was on Blue Spruce Drive in Sykesville.  Anyone with information regarding Finn or his whereabouts has been asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office by calling the TIPS hotline at 1-888-399-8477 or emailing or contacting the sheriff's office directly at (410) 386-2900.
    A 51-year-old man is hospitalized and being evaluated after barricading himself inside a Maryland home and threatening police with weapons, authorities announced. Westminster Police Department Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Ewing Drive shortly before 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, where there was a report of a man experiencing a behavioral emergency, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, police said that officers found that the man - whose name was not released - was in possession of multiple “edged weapons,” which he threatened them with before barricading himself in a room. The rest of the occupants of the residence were all able to leave unharmed, officials noted. “Westminster Police then requested the Carroll County Crisis Response Team to respond to assist in bringing the incident to a peaceful resolution,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said. At approximately 2:06 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, with negotiations continuing and the subject continuing to threaten investigators, the Crisis Response Team “utilized less lethal tools in an attempt to end the barricade and get the man the assistance...
    Law enforcement agencies in Maryland are attempting to track down a woman wanted following her 2018 arrest in Carroll County. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert on Tuesday, June 21 for Angela Gail Mohr, 32, who is wanted for first-degree burglary, authorities said. Mohr was arrested in September 2018 after allegedly stealing paintball gear, clothing, and other items from a family that was moving into the area, according to the Baltimore Sun. She was described as being 5-foot-7 weighing approximately 130 pounds with blue eyes, blonde hair, and tattoos on both ankles and her right shoulder. Her last known address was on Stoner Avenue in Westminster. Anyone with information regarding Mohr or her whereabouts has been asked to contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-8477 or the sherif’s office at (410) 386-2900.
    A man was arrested after stealing a Baltimore County Fire Department ambulance and crashing into police while under the influence, according to officials. Steven David Gary, 55, allegedly stole the ambulance on Jan 6. in the area of the Emergency Department at Carroll Hospital, according to the Carrol County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff’s Office Deputies, along with Troopers from the Maryland State Police located the ambulance on Route 32 in the area of Knox Court but it continued South on Route 32, eventually striking a Maryland State Police vehicle. Gary then also struck a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, which was pushed into a parked car.  The ambulance eventually stopped near Gamber Fire Company, and at approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody. There were no injuries reported as a result of the collision. The driver, who was not the original patient from the Baltimore County ambulance, was initially taken to Carroll Hospital Center to be evaluated.  He now faces the following charges. Criminal charges: Theft over $100000 Assault 2nd degree x2 Assault 2nd degree on LEO x2...
    A 17-year-old Georgia girl was fatally shot Tuesday during what investigators reportedly believe was target practice. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a call around 8:00 p.m., Tuesday to help Zion Police Department investigate the death of Candace Chrzan, a Mount Zion High School student. “The initial investigation conducted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office revealed Chrzan was shot and killed while with friends in the backyard of the residence,” police said. “It was just a couple of friends out in the back yard, from what we have been told, possibly doing target practice with a pistol,” spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, Ashley Husley told WSB-TV 2. “The kids probably haven’t been taught the gun safety rules they should have been taught. And ultimately it resulted in Candace’s death.” Funeral expenses for Candace Chrzan — Jean Porterfield (@JeanPorterfiel4) March 31, 2021 Husley told AJC they believe the incident was an accident. “We do believe that this was an accident. We don’t believe it was intentional.” (RELATED: REPORT: Babysitter Packed Bag, Fled State After Child Shot...
    WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in Westminster on Saturday afternoon. Deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were called around 12:45 p.m. to the 100 block of Marydell Drive for a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found a 49-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was later pronounced dead on the scene by EMS personnel. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation. Anyone with information should contact police immediately.
    LINEBORO, Md. (WJZ) — A 28-year-old man was injured after a reported explosion in Lineboro Friday night, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The reported explosion happened at View Ridge Court near Valley Vista Court, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials are on the scene investigating what happened. At this time, the incident is under investigation and there is no further information available, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said. Stay with WJZ on this developing story. To get breaking news alerts, download our app now!
    SYKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man they said assaulted a family member before stealing their vehicle and then pointing a gun at another driver during a road rage incident. Deputies responded to a home in the 5200 block of Stone Mill Court in Sykesville around 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, they learned 38-year-old Kevin Michael Gardner had assaulted the family member and then taken their vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. Officials did not say whether the family member was injured. Just after 7:30 p.m., deputies got a call about a road rage incident in Eldersburg. The victim told police the driver pulled up alongside them and pulled out a handgun. The victim was able to get the vehicle’s license plate number, which matched the one from the stolen vehicle, the sheriff’s office. Police later recovered the stolen vehicle in Baltimore but Gardner is still wanted. Anyone with information is asked to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 410-386-5900 the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 1-888-399-8477 or email