Joppatowne Man Drowns In Lake

Police beat

August 25, 1991

A Joppatowne man drowned in Lake Serene at Edgewater Village in Edgewood early Tuesday, state police said.

The man, Kenneth L. Coleman, 21, was walking with a friend through Edgewater Village about 1:15 a.m. when he jumped into the lake and started swimming across, policesaid. The lake is 10 feet deep at its deepest point.

When he started to struggle, the friend and others in the area tried to rescue him but could not, police said.

The friend describedColeman as an able swimmer, police said.

State police from the Benson barracks were called to the lake but were unable to find Coleman. Members of the Swift Dive Team from the Middle River Volunteer FireDepartment in Baltimore County found Coleman's body in the lake about 5 a.m., police said.

The state police are waiting for a medical examiner's report to determine what may have contributed to the drowning.


Sophia T. Keenan, 71, of Bel Air, was in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland ShockTrauma Center in Baltimore following an accident in Bel Air Thursdaymorning, town police said.

Keenan stopped her 1982 Chrysler at a stop sign on Maitland Street, then pulled into the path of a deliverytruck traveling on Fulford Avenue, police said.

The truck was driven by Roger W. Zellman, 36, of Bel Air, police said. He was not injured.

No charges have been filed.

County police agencies reported the following crimes last week. Unless otherwise stated, the Sheriff's Office handled the investigation.


1100 block SouthPhiladelphia Boulevard: A car alarm, radar detector and stereo equipment, worth $1,410, were stolen from a car on Aug. 12.


200 block Lodge Cliffe Court: Jewelry worth $5,500 was stolen from ahouse on Aug. 1.

Bel Air

1800 block Emmorton Road: A coin-operated machine worth $10,400 was stolen at Snozzle's Car Wash Aug. 7.

1500 block Murry Place: A radar detector, scanner, stereo and cash,worth $580, were stolen from a car on Aug. 13.


4500 block Perkins Place: Stereo equipment worth $415 was stolen from a car on Aug. 5.


Philadelphia Road: A video camcorder worth $800 was stolen from an office trailer at I.A. Construction Corp.

on Aug. 12, state police at Benson said.

1500 block Harford SquareDrive: Jewelry, cash and a lamp, worth $3,700, were stolen from a house on Aug. 14.

300 block Winterberry Drive: A 1986 Honda motorcycle worth $1,000 was stolen from a shed on Aug. 4.


2700block Belair Road: A 1985 Chevrolet worth $10,900 was stolen at Town& Country Sport Cars Inc. on Aug. 11.

2100 block Belair Road: Rims, tires and stereos, worth $1,135, were stolen from four vehicles atBudget Auto Sales Center on Aug. 6.

Forest Hill

300 block Granary Road: Computer equipment worth $1,560 was stolen at Old Line Plastics Inc. on Aug. 12.

200 block Astor Lane: A 1979 Ford worth $500was stolen on Aug. 13.

Havre de Grace

300 block Bourbon Street: The windshield of a 1985 Mercury was shattered by a beer bottle on Aug. 15, City police said. Damage totaled $300.

1700 block PulaskiHighway: A chain-link fence was cut and an out-drive boat motor was stolen at Osborne Boat Sales on Aug. 12. Loss totaled $5,600.

200 block Oakington Road: Jewelry worth $1,000 was stolen from a house onAug. 12.


2400 block Mountain Road: A $900 riding mower was stolen on Aug. 3.

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