Glen Burnie

October 15, 1992

Girl, hurt at carnival, gets settlement

A lawsuit stemming from a July 1990 accident involving a girl hit by a ride at the Big Glen Burnie Carnival has been settled out of court.

"I'm glad it has been settled," said Ralph Shaw, owner of Shaw and Sons Inc., the Severn-based carnival rides operator that provides amusements for the annual carnival. "I'm sorry the little girl got hurt."

Marie Lynn Church and her parents, of Baltimore, received $15,000 from Mr. Shaw's insurer, according to Glen Burnie Improvement Association President Muriel Carter. The association, which sponsors the carnival and originally was named as a defendant in the lawsuit, paid nothing in the settlement, she said.

Mark Van Bavel, attorney for the family, would not comment on the case other than to say that the child did not sustain permanent injury from the accident. Scheduled to go to trial at the end of this month in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, the suit sought about $3 million.

The child had been struck in the head by a ride, "The Scrambler," and had suffered a fractured skull among other injuries, according to the lawsuit.

Woman with knife holds up Texaco station

A woman used a knife to rob the Big Red Texaco station in northern Glen Burnie early yesterday morning, county police reported.

Officers said the woman approached a clerk at the station in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway at 1:30 a.m. and asked directions to Dotson's Tavern on Furnace Branch Road. When the clerk let her into the locked station, she announced the hold up and ordered her to lay on the ground.

The robber took money and left the station in a gray car. She was described as black, in her mid 30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build and wearing a red jacket. The man who was in the car with her was described as black, in his late 30s, tall and thin.


* Glen Burnie Park:A 12-year-old boy told police that someone stole his Huffy mountain bike from the back yard of his home in the 600 block of Mayo Road Saturday.

* Hidden Woods:A 27-year-old man reported to police that someone broke into his 1982 Ford Bronco truck Monday. The car was parked in the 400 block of Hideaway Loop in Glen Burnie Monday. The vandal took two amplifiers valued at $750.

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