Police Dept Identify Hit-and-Run Suspect

Kate Delenick
Co Editor-in-Chief

The Westminster Police Department has identified 29 year-old, Shawron Gabriel Bibbs as the man responsible for the hit and run crash that resulted in the death of Thomas Rouleau, a sophomore at McDaniel College.

A warrant for Bibbs’ arrest has been issued charging him with: negligent manslaughter by auto, theft over $500, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, and unauthorized removal of property. He’s also been charged with 6 counts of failure to remain at the scene of a collision involving injury/death, 6 counts of failure to give information and render aid, 2 counts of reckless driving and driving without a license.

All of those charges are added to the two standing warrants Bibbs had after failing to appear in The District Court for Baltimore City for possessing an open container and theft for less than $500 both on February 12, 2007.

Students across campus are trying to cope with the loss of such a beloved friend and classmate. Susan Glore, Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Wellness Center said they have been operating with extended hours to help students cope. Glore also said they sent out an information sheet to all campus buildings and dormitories on “dealing with grief and grieving; in general it’s a 1 page sheet about the feelings you may have and what you can do to help.”

Senior Leahanne Marino trained Rouleau at the campus phone center the day the accident occurred. “I trained him for like 2 hours that day and he just seemed really cool. It was a sick feeling when I heard that happened to him. This situation doesn’t deserve to happen to anyone.”

The police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Bibb’s arrest. And anyone with information is being asked to call the Westminster Police TIPS Line at (410) 857-8477.