One man arrested in brawl at new bar
A fist fight in front of a Brooklyn Park bar that had opened just the day before led to one arrest and a police report to the county liquor board.
Responding to the fight at about 1:50 a.m. Sunday in front of Club Rumblefish, in the 900 block of Hammonds Lane, officers said they saw two men fighting while 50 to 100 people watched.
Police said one of the men tried to get at the other while officers held him. Officer Richard Morris said the man "took a wild swing" and hit him in the face. He said officers restrained the man with lTC citizens' help.
After the man was arrested, at least 10 police officers from the county and state cleared the lot and restored order.
Charles Baldwin Jr., 29, of the 7800 block of Leonardo Court, Pasadena, was charged with resisting arrest and battery.
In a report, police said one of the owners of the club, which opened Saturday, was uncooperative and told them there was no fight.
"In . . . this entire incident, no employees from Club Rumblefish ever attempted to stop the fight or assist police," the report said.
Workers breathe gas leaking from bucket
Five county workers suffered mild eye and throat irritation yesterday morning after breathing chlorine gas that had leaked out of a bucket stored in a Department of Utilities warehouse in Glen Burnie.
Firefighters were called to the county complex in the 7400 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., near Dorsey Road, about 10:20 a.m. for a chemical spill.
Capt. Gary Sheckells, spokesman for the county Fire Department, said the lid on a container of granular chlorine chunks used to clean water pipes came loose. The gas mixed with fumes from a nearby bucket containing a petroleum-based substance, causing a reaction that filled the room with gas.
Firefighters removed the bucket of chlorine chunks and pumped fresh air into the room with fans.
The workers were taken to North Arundel Hospital, where they were treated and released. The building was declared safe to re-enter by 1:30 p.m.
A compilation of some of the crimes reported to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County and state police:
7800 block of Nolpark Court: Jewelry taken May 9. Total loss: $2,692.
7600 block of Fairbanks Court: Entry gained through rear door May 10. Tools, jewelry taken. Total loss: $3,356.
100 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard: Entry gained through back door May 11. Roll of quarters taken from a filing cabinet. Total loss: $10.