Officers, soldiers carry torch for charity
About 90 police officers and 50 military personnel from Harford and Cecil counties carried a torch through Harford last week in the name of the Special Olympics, raising about $3,000 for the organization.
The police and military participated in the annual 43-mile "torch run," which started Tuesday and stopped in Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, Bel Air and Joppatowne. The race concluded Friday when the runners reached the Baltimore County line.
Runners from Baltimore County police agencies carried the torch to its destination at Towson State University, where the Special Olympics games are being played over this weekend.
Officers from the Harford Sheriff's Office, the state police, Maryland Toll Facilities police, and the municipal departments in Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace participated in the run.
In addition, military police from Aberdeen Proving Ground, a U.S. Marine detachment and U.S. Army personnel took part. Representatives from the Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Cecil Parole and Probation Office also participated in the Harford run.
Armed robbers hit store, service station
Armed robbers struck an Edgewood convenience store and a Joppa service station last week, the Harford Sheriff's Office said.
On Wednesday, a suspect entered the High's Store in the 1900 '' block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood at about 6 p.m., holding a large knife and demanding money from the shop clerk, police said.
The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber tied the clerk's hands together with a black shoe string, police said. The suspect fled the shop, as he was walking the clerk to the back of the store, when a customer entered.
The suspect was seen driving a late-model black sedan toward Aberdeen, police said. The vehicle had a black and white license plate ending with numbers 45.
The suspect is described as a black man, about 30 years old and about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build, police said. He was wearing dark pants and a light-colored shirt.
In the other incident, which occurred Friday, a suspect carrying a snub-nosed revolver demanded cash from a clerk at the Magnolia Exxon station in the 1100 block of Pulaski Highway in Joppa at 3:30 a.m., police said.
The clerk opened the cash register and the robber grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. The suspect ran toward Route 152.
The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s, and about 6 feet tall with an average build, police said. He was wearing black pants and a white button-down shirt.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the sheriff's criminal investigation division at 838-6600.
Aberdeen man killed by falling vehicle
John Lewis Kabina, 62, was killed when a vehicle fell on him on June 6 outside his home in the 100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard in Aberdeen, city police said.
Kabina was using a jack to lift the vehicle when the jack slipped. The vehicle fell on him shortly after 10 a.m., police said.
The state Medical Examiner's Office is expected to determine the cause of Kabina's death. No foul play is suspected, police said.
Forest Hill fire attributed to wiring
Faulty electrical wiring has been blamed for a fire that caused $2,000 damage to the bathroom of a Forest Hill home Thursday morning, the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company said.
Thirty-one volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze at David Kegley's home in the 300 block of Bynum Ridge Road, the company said.
The following is a compilation of some of the crimes reported to county police agencies last week:
1800 block of Mitchell Drive: A $2,200 riding mower was stolen on June 3.
Grove Street: A microwave oven, a video game unit and cash, worth $470, were stolen on June 7.
4600 block of Mercedes Drive: A 1992 Mercedes worth $85,000 was stolen from the lot at Mercedes-Benz of North America on June 1.
1400 block of Taragon Court: A stereo was stolen from a vehicle on June 4. The vehicle's -- was damaged in the theft. Loss totaled $400.
700 block of Monticello Court: A 1985 Pontiac worth $3,000 was stolen June 3.
400 block of Edgewood Road: A tailgate worth $1,500 was stolen from a pickup on June 1.
2700 block of Belair Road: Office equipment and a microwave oven, worth $1,960, were stolen from Beltone Audio Services on June 3.
2400 block of Fairview Drive: Two motorcycles, worth $4,000, were stolen from a shed on June 2.
Havre de Grace
600 block of Green Street: Stereo equipment worth $500 was stolen from the hallway of an apartment building between May 28 and June 3.
Unit block of Bourbon Street: A $1,100 dinghy docked at Tidewater Marina was stolen between June 4 and 6.
3700 block of Norrisville Road: Tires, rims and a radar detector, worth $1,500, were stolen from a vehicle at Keene Dodge on June 1.