Police, fire log

Police, fire log

November 11, 1990


Two road workers were injured Tuesday when they were struck by several orange construction barrels that became airborne after being struck by a car on Cedar Lane in Columbia, county police said.

Val Jackson, 23, of the 5900 block of Woodcutter Way, and Michael Means, 30, of the 300 block of East 27th Street in Baltimore, suffered minor injuries and bruises in the 3:30 p.m. accident, police said.

The accident occurred just south of Braeburn Road in Columbia, near a construction site in which Jackson and Means were doing contracted work.

Several of the barrels on the roadway were struck by a car driven by Marisa Blank of the 6400 block of Red Keel in Columbia, police said.

Police say Means was struck by one of the flying barrels. The impact of the blow pushed him against another barrel, which then struck Jackson, police said.

Jackson was treated and released from Howard County General Hospital.

Means suffered minor scratches but was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at University Hospital in Baltimore for treatment of an unrelated medical problem, police said.

Blank was cited for a traffic violation.

County police issued a safety warning Tuesday for motorists who travel through construction areas, which often have narrow travel lanes.


Four lanes of Interstate 95 traffic in Elkridge were blocked off for more than five hours Friday morning after a tractor-trailer overturned in the road, state police said.

The accident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. when the northbound tractor-trailer went out of control, flipped over and came to rest in the middle of the highway, police said.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened during light traffic near Route 100.

Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries and was being treated Friday afternoon. The driver's name was not available.

Highway traffic was re-routed to state Routes 175 and 100 while the accident scene was cleared, police said. The tractor-trailer was transporting electronic equipment such as televisions and videocassette recorders, many of which were destroyed during the accident.

The accident is under investigation by state police.


County police are investigating a report that a nude man was spotted looking in the window of a Columbia health spa on Tuesday.

Police say several customers of Spa Lady, in the Waterview Office Center on Minstrel Way, noticed a naked man peeking into the window at approximately 9:30 p.m. He ran off before police arrived at the scene.

He is described as a white male of unknown age. He is approximately 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds, according to witnesses.

A compilation of some of the crimes reported to state police and Howard County police is:


8700 block Cloudleap Court, Long Reach: Nov. 6, an undisclosed amount of cash and electronic equipment was reported stolen at 5:30 p.m. from an apartment that was forcibly entered.

6000 block Major's Lane, Long Reach: Nov. 4, a silverware set was stolen sometime before 11:55 p.m. from a home.


9100 block Canterbury Riding: Nov. 4, a 1983 Honda Accord was reported stolen at 1:30 p.m. from a residential neighborhood.

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