Ellicott City/elkridge

September 28, 1992

Ilchester Road may be shut months while bridge is replaced

The replacement of a bridge near the Patapsco River in Ellicott City could keep Ilchester Road closed for eight months, a county official says.

The Ilchester Road bridge over a branch of the Patapsco River was closed two weeks ago so a contractor could begin tearing it down and replacing it with culverts.

Until the job is finished, motorists will have to take a detour, first using Bonnie Branch and Beech Wood roads. Eventually, Bonnie Branch Road will be closed and the detour will shift to Ilchester and Beech Wood roads.

The $300,000 project was awarded to Allied Contractors Inc. of Baltimore.

Ensign DuBois in the Mediterranean

Navy Ensign Ronald A. DuBois, son of Maurice R. and Ann R. DuBois of Ellicott City, is currently serving a six-month Mediterranean Sea deployment aboard the USS Trenton, an amphibious transport dock which is based in Norfolk, Va.

Mystery trip sign-up required by Wednesday

Registration is necessary by Wednesday for a mystery trip of a Victorian estate, from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. The estate is the setting for spirits and suspense, table talk and tea leaves, followed by travel and intrigue. The fee is $45.

Also, discover secrets and hear stories on a walking tour of downtown Ellicott City with historian Joetta Cramm, from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 17. The fee is $5. Register in advance and meet in the Ellicott Mills parking lot.

Celebrate the White House's 200th birthday with a special, early VTC bird tour, then enjoy breakfast on your own time and at the Smithsonian museum. The date will be announced. Fee is $16.

These trips are sponsored by the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. There is a $3 surcharge for non-county residents.

Information: 313-2762.

POLICE LOG

*Ellicott City: 3300 N. Chatham Road: Sometime between August and Sept. 21, someone stole a vacuum, silver and an undisclosed amount of cash. There was no sign of forced entry.

8600 block of Manahan Drive: Sometime between August and Sept. 8, someone stole jewelry. There was no sign of forced entry.

3700 block of St. Paul St.: On Tuesday, someone forced open a door and stole scanners, CBs, speakers, a camera, knives, carbon-dioxide and several guns.

5000 block of Dorsey Hall Drive: Between Monday and Tuesday, someone forced open a window and moved a safe.

Nothing was taken.

4900 block of Edgar Road: A lock on a trailer was broken between Monday and Tuesday, and tools were taken.

9900 block of Postwick Road: Someone attempted to steal a 1990 GMC truck between Monday and Tuesday.

3200 block of Bethany Lane: Someone attempted to steal a 1988 Chevrolet truck between Monday and Tuesday.

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