Law Standardizes Address Numbers

Police beat

April 19, 1992

A new law passed April 6 sets a standard size for numbered addressesposted outside buildings and homes. It also requires that a second set of numbers be displayed on the back of commercial buildings.

Deputy Chief John W. Harkins of the Bel Air Police Department, said thelaw was passed to help police, fire and emergency response teams easily locate an address in an emergency.

The new law requires that Arabic numerals be used and does not permit letters at all unless they are part of the assigned address.

Harkins said numbers posted outside homes should be at least 1 1/2 inches high if displayed within 10 feet of the roadway.

If the numbers are not clearly visible from the roadway, property owners are required to display a second address closer to the road.


Harford County Crime Solvers have offered a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for breaking into and robbing a home in the 1400 block of Carsins Run Road in Churchville between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Jan. 22.

Among the items reported stolen were a 26-inch Sony television, a VCR, two speakers, a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and a .380-caliber "Llama" handgun with an eight-round magazine.

If you have information pertaining to this or any other crime, call the Harford County Crime Solvers Hotline at 877-STOP.

You do not have to give your name or appear in court.


The Harford County Sheriff's Department have identified the body of a man found near the Conowingo Dam April 13 as Carroll Wheeler Jourdan Jr.

Deputy DeWayne Curry, a spokesman for the county Sheriff's Office, said Jourdan, a 45-year-old Darlington resident, was found dead about 8:15 a.m.

Curry said Jourdan left his home about 6:30 April 12 to go fishing.

Curry said Jourdan's family was not immediately concerned when he did not return because he had been known to stay out fishing if the fish were biting.

Curry said police do not suspect foul play in the man's death.


Here is a compilation of some of thecrimes reported to local police agencies:


3000 block of Abingdon Road: An Abingdon resident reported finding a lottery ticket dispenser and tickets, with a total value of $2,670, April 7, police said. Police are investigating the source of the stolen machine.

100 block of Waldon Road: Police investigated the theft April 8 ofa cassette player and damage to the window and --board of a car. Theloss was estimated at $550.

Bel Air

600 block of Craigs CornerRoad: C&P Telephone Co. reported the theft of 358 feet of telephone cable April 7. The cable was valued at $841.30, police said.

200 block of Fairwood Drive: Police investigated the April 8 theft of a briefcase, portable player and guitar tuner from a vehicle. The loss was estimated at $310.

200 block of Hall St.: Police investigated anApril 7 burglary with forced entry and the theft of tools valued at $2,103.

1100 block of Royston Place: Police investigated the loss of speakers, an equalizer, a radar detector and cassette tapes, in a theft April 8 in which windows and locks on two vehicles were damaged. Police estimated the total loss at $1,880.


400 blockof Gatehead Court: Two rings valued at $467 were stolen April 7 froma home, police said.

800 block of Kingston Court.: Burglars stolea television, VCR and a remote control, with a total value of $695, on April 6, police said.


700 block of Ferguson Road: Police investigated the theft of a ring valued at $5,000 from a residenceApril 7.

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