Heather Cobun, Carroll County Times

Heather Cobun

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Past articles by Heather:

Clubhouse provides options for recovery support

Carroll County's first clubhouse for drug and alcohol recovery celebrated its first anniversary in September, and awareness of the club has been steadily increasing since it opened. → Read More

Health Department connects recovery resources, peers

As law enforcement and prosecutors shift to a model of early intervention and treatment to combat drug addiction, an approach that some say is already paying dividends in Carroll County, access to treatment and recovery services grows even more important. Heroin and opioid addiction is seen as a public health crisis, and the Carroll County Health Department is partnering with law enforcement and… → Read More

Peers provide helping hand to those in recovery

The day before Christmas Eve, a group of people recovering from addiction sat around a table at the Carroll County Health Department discussing ways to sustain sobriety during the holidays at a time when it's an even greater challenge. → Read More

Drug court provides treatment, counseling in lieu of jail

It took Greg Hendricks 28 months to complete Carroll County's Drug Treatment Court, a program that requires a minimum of 13 months if the participant doesn't stumble along the way. → Read More

Jail offers treatment options for substance abusers

It was an unseasonably muggy day with a slight drizzle when Greg Hendricks visited the Carroll County Detention Center on Dec. 23, but once you pass through the metal detector and the sally port, the climate is always the same; the air tepid and still. Down a narrow, dimly lit hall was his destination, a rectangular room in institutional green, where 16 men waited to greet Hendricks, to pull up… → Read More

Sheriff, state's attorney advocate for treatment options for drug offenders

Drug addiction drives Carroll's crime statistics. → Read More

Domestic violence program launches

Beginning in August, Carroll Hospital staff who meet with victims of possible domestic violence will screen them to determine if they are at a high risk of being injured or killed if they return to their situation. → Read More

Man charged with burglary, malicious destruction

A New York man is being held at the Carroll County Detention Center on burglary and malicious destruction charges from August 2014, when he allegedly broke a window in a Westminster apartment, then broke into a second apartment over the course of two days. → Read More

Defense requests officer personnel files in burglary case

A judge will determine whether a defense attorney will be allowed to view the personnel files of former Westminster Police Department officers involved in his client's case. → Read More

Woman involved in collision in Finksburg charged with driving while impaired

A Baltimore County woman is charged with driving while impaired by drugs and possession of drugs with the intent to distribute after police say she used heroin then was involved in a vehicle collision in Finksburg. → Read More

Investigation into death of infant pending

The investigation into the death of a 2-month-old Westminster boy is ongoing and a report from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner could take up to two months. → Read More

Judge denies motion in murder case, trial set for August

A two-week trial for a Baltimore County man accused of first-degree murder will go forward in August after a Carroll County judge denied a motion by defense attorneys claiming Maryland's post-death penalty abolition sentencing laws are unconstitutional. → Read More

Westminster man sentenced to 1 year for threat with pellet gun

A Westminster man will serve one year in jail for threatening a woman with a pellet gun last year. → Read More

House cleaner pleads guilty to theft

A Westminster woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to running theft scheme involving the theft of items from homes where she was employed as a cleaner. → Read More

Judge revokes bond after man fails to appear for trial

A judge issued a warrant Tuesday morning for a Taneytown man charged with drug-related offenses who failed to appear for the first day of his jury trial. → Read More

Man enters pleas for assaults

A Westminster man received two three-year sentences with all but time served suspended for entering a woman's Mount Airy apartment and assaulting her and another person in March. → Read More

911 dispatcher remembers career

Charles Barnhart began working as an emergency dispatcher in 1973, 10 years before 911 came to Carroll County, and during his career he saw cell phones go from being rare to a time when emergency calls from mobile devices surpassed those made from landlines. → Read More

Westminster woman charged with animal cruelty

A Westminster woman is charged with 15 counts of animal cruelty for allegedly failing to provide adequate living conditions for more than a dozen dogs and a goose. → Read More

Westminster man charged with assault for allegedly hitting woman

A Westminster man on probation for assault is being held on $25,000 bond for allegedly hitting a woman during an argument. → Read More

Westminster annexes land, allowing Sheetz development plans to advance

Plans for a Sheetz service station east of Westminster can move forward after the city's Common Council approved annexing property that developers are eyeing as the site for the project. → Read More