Car Hits A Moped

Police, fire log

Rider Seriously Hurt

May 22, 1991

A 26-year-old Laurel man was arrested on drunken driving and hit-and-run charges Saturday morning after his car struck a moped rider, said county police spokesman Gary L. Gardner.

Scott A. Oakley, of the1500 block Laureland Place, was driving his Dodge Colt south on Route 1 near Whiskey Bottom Road when he hit the moped from behind about 7:05 a.m., said Gardner.

The moped rider, 57-year-old Marion E. Loan of the 9000 block of Jefferson Street in Savage, was flown to Prince George's County General Hospital by a Maryland State Police helicopter. Loan was listed incritical condition Tuesday in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Witnesses led police to a nearby residence in Laurel, where Oakley was arrested, said Gardner.


An Ellicott City man who was repeatedly stabbed during an apparent domestic argument early Sunday managed to flee and call police from atelephone booth, said police spokesman Gary L. Gardner.

Delroy A.Matthews, 38, of the 3700 block of St. Paul Street, was found by police in a telephone booth on Maryland Avenue and Main Street at 3:28 a.m. Sunday. Police followed a trail of blood down the street to Matthews' residence about a block away, said Gardner.

Matthews' cousin,Milton L. Pollock Jr., 23, of the same address, was arrested and charged with assault with intent to murder, assault with intent to maim and assault and battery. Pollock was released Tuesday from the HowardCounty Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Matthews was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Unit at University Hospital in Baltimore in critical condition with stab wounds to his head and buttocks, said Gardner. He was released from the center Monday.

Pollock told policethe two men had been drinking, said Gardner.


A barn fire that began during a thunderstorm Friday caused $20,000 damage to a Simpsonville farm.

At 4:46 p.m., county fire and rescue units arrived at the farm, owned by C. E. Iager and Sons, located on Johns Hopkins Road near Sanner Road.

The state firemarshal's office is investigating the cause of the

blaze, which destroyed the barn.


A kitchen fire Monday night at Sunny's Pizza in Ellicott City caused $35,000 in damage to the restaurant and $6,000 of smoke damage to the GreenBrite dry cleaning business next door, fire officials said.

Threeemployees of the pizza shop, in the 9300 block of Baltimore NationalPike, were preparing pizza when they heard an explosion in the rear of the building about 6:20 p.m., officials said. The three, along with other employees of the Village Green Shopping Center, were evacuated with no injuries. The fire closed Sunny's, but Green Brite was openTuesday.

The fire is being investigated by the state fire marshal's office.


The state fire marshal's office is investigating three suspicious fires at Oakland Mills High School on Sunday, including one involving a 30-pound acetylene gas tank used for welding.

At 2 a.m., county fire and rescue services responded to a call about a fire in a plastic trash can near the front entrance of the school, in the 9400 block of Kilimanjaro Road in Columbia. Firefighters also discovered a paper fire near a parking lot Dumpster.

The third fire was discovered minutes later in a new wing of the school that is under construction. At that fire, officials discovered the acetylene fuel tank, which was surrounded by construction lumber and wood scraps. The top of the tank had been punctured, and gas was spraying onto the burning wood, said county fire spokesman Battalion Chief Donald Howell.

"All three fires look like malicious and/or arson-type fires," said Howell. Minimal damage resulted from the fires, he said.

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