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WEST COUNTY --

October 06, 1992

Mining expansion OK'd for Odenton sand firm

A county hearing officer has approved an Odenton sand and gravel company's request to expand its mining operation by 60 acres.

Campbell Sand and Gravel Co., at the intersection of Bragers and Conway roads, already has mined 20 of the 81.9 allowable acres on the 445-acre site.

Before 1987, 120 acres had been mined; that area is now used for processing.

The decision by Roger A. Perkins, a temporary administrative hearing officer, will allow the company to mine the undeveloped and partially wooded tract for up to 20 years.

The gravel company also sought a variance exempting it from a requirement that the entire operation be fenced in.

Kevin P. Dooley, from the Office of Planning and Zoning, testified that the fence should be built, at least around the areas to be mined.

Mr. Perkins ruled that the variance to the fencing regulation was reasonable, as long as certain conditions are met.

They include lockable gates at road entrances and a security guard 24 hours a day.

The variance is only good for 18 months.

Then, the company will either have to erect a fence or apply for another exemption.

Man robbed at gunpoint outside his Severn home

A 36-year-old Severn man was robbed at gunpoint late Sunday night in front of his home.

Brian Hosking of the 1200 block of Delmont Road told police he had just gotten out of his car in his driveway at 11:35 p.m. when a man came out of some bushes and demanded money.

Mr. Hosking handed over his wallet with $150 in it and the robber left, police said.

The gunman was described as a black man about 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds and wearing a gray or green ski mask and green Army jacket. He was carrying a semiautomatic handgun.

Glen Burnie man charged in break-in

A Glen Burnie man, found standing in the middle of a woman friend's bedroom with her window in his hands, was charged with breaking into an apartment in the 3400 block of Andrew Court in Laurel Saturday.

Police were called to the apartment parking lot in response to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman.

Stephanie Sharps, 29, accused Jimmy Lee Richardson, 34, of the 6400 block of Polk Circle Drive in Glen Burnie, of stealing the license plate from her car. Mr. Richardson denied it and police took a report.

The officers were called back to Ms. Sharp's apartment when she found that a window in her bedroom had been taken out of its track and Mr. Richardson was standing in the middle of the room yelling at her.

Mr. Richardson also was charged with disorderly conduct.

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