State fire officials are investigating the cause of a two-alarm Elkridge fire that destroyed a two-car garage containing vintage cars Friday.
The early morning fire at the 6300 block of Woodburn Avenue seriously damaged two cars in the garage, a 1955 Chevrolet and a 1932 Chevrolet, worth at least $20,000 each, according to Battalion Chief Donald Howell of the county fire and rescue services.
The fire, which started in the garage, also destroyed more than 100 model cars, tools and and welding equipment, causing at least $125,000 in damages.
The owner had been restoring the cars, and the work was near completion, Howell said.
PEDESTRIAN KILLED IDENTIFIED BY POLICE
Police have released the identity of a homeless man who wasstruck and killed by a car last week as he crossed Route 32 near Livestock Market Road in Sykesville.
Police identified the man as 48-year-old Robert Frizzell of Frederick. Police say he was drunk when he tried to cross the road last Sunday night. The driver was not cited.
*Here are other crimes reported to Howard County police:
8700 block of Cloudleap Court: A would-be burglar fled after a resident observed him trying to pry open a window Wednesday night. The suspect fled to a nearby bike path.
5500 block of Sterrett Place: A woman driving in front of Bennigan's April 13 was approached bya man who tried to open the car door. The man told the woman to moveover, but the woman drove off. The man fled in a red Grand Am.
6100 block of Camp Fire: Someone entered a garage and stole a bike. There was no sign of forced entry.
7100 block of Carved Stone: A 1990Honda Accord stolen from Prince George's County was recovered Tuesday in a bowling alley parking lot. Two other cars were stolen there Monday.
9100 block of Bourbon Street: Someone pulleda screen from an apartment window.
11000 block of Harding Road: Atool box was taken and graffiti written between April 1 and 14 aftersomeone entered a vacant house by kicking open a garage door.
6900 block of Route 1: Someone knocked down a fence at the Weeping Willow Nursery between Tuesday and Wednesday and stole yard ornaments and plants.
9000 block of Dorsey Run Road: Two late-model Honda Accords were stolen and another one tampered with Tuesday at the MARC commuter train station.