Two Linthicum boys were poisoned after smashing a can of pesticide with a rock behind an industrial park Friday night.
The boys, 11 and 12, gagged after being sprayed with a 2 percent solution of the herbicide chloropicrin, and ran home to one of the boy's home. They weretreated at South Baltimore Hospital and transferred to the University of Maryland Pediatric Center for observation before being released Saturday morning.
Police said the boys were using rocks to smash aerosol cans they found in a trash bin in a Raynor Road industrial park at 11 Friday night.
Two county paramedics also reported shortness of breath and burning in their eyes after treating the boys. The paramedics were released from North Arundel Hospital Friday night.
The attorney general's Environmental Crimes Unit has initiated an investigation to determine whether the chloropicrin was handled illegally, said Elizabeth Volz Supervising, an attorney with the agency.
CITIZEN'S BANK ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
The Citizen's National Bank on Cronson Boulevard in Crofton was held up by a man with a handgun Friday.
County police said a a 6-foot white man wearing a stocking on his face, a blue and white baseball cap and and a blue jacket took an unknown amount of money from the bank drawers.
NO HELMET NETS CYCLIST HEAD INJURY
A Jessup man seriously injured his head in a motorcycle wreck Saturday night.
Gregory Condron, 31, of Jessup, was not wearing a helmet when he crashed his Kawasaki on Race Road near his home. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in serious but stable condition.
3 IN PARK CHARGED WITH SEX CRIMES
County police detectives arrested three men for sex crimes Friday in the ongoing undercover operation in Glen Burnie's Friendship Park.
A62-year-old Baltimore County man and a 40-year-old Pasadena man bothwere charged with fourth-degree sexual assault and trespassing afterattempting to fondle an undercover officer. A 40-year-old Laurel manwas charged with indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of the detective.
Since March 28, countypolice have made nine arrests in the park after receiving numerous complaints about indecent exposure.
The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
200 block of Camrose Ave. Victim reports $2,500 worth of jewelry was stolen from home Friday. Access may have been gained through open basement window.