East Columbia

October 16, 1992

Board to discuss storm-water plans

The Long Reach Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jeffers Hill Neighborhood Center to discuss storm-water management plans for a 56-unit town house development.

A representative from the builder, Centrex Homes, is expecteto attend the meeting.

The development is near the intersection of Route 175 and Tamar Drive, behind the Long Reach Company fire station.

Representatives from the Columbia Association and Howard Research and Development also have been invited.

Kings Contrivance wants crime watch

Responding to the increase in property crimes in Howard County, the Kings Contrivance Village Board is attempting to establish a neighborhood watch program in Dickinson, Huntington and Macgill's Common.

The goal of the program is to reduce crime in the neighborhoods by making residents more aware of what is happening around them.

It is hoped that training and cooperation will help reduce the rates of burglary, theft and car thefts, which rose by 3 percent in the county during the first six months of the year.

Residents who are willing to serve as neighborhood coordinators, block captains or block watchers are asked to contact the village office at 381-9600.

Safety concerns in Columbia were also heightened this summer when a string of burglaries were reported in Dorsey's Search and Long Reach.

The Howard County Police Crime Prevention Section has been conducting Carjacking Prevention and Personal Safety Seminars since the Sept. 8 carjacking that killed Savage resident Pam Basu. This series included a carjacking seminar last night at Locus Park Neighborhood Center in the Village of Long Reach.

Groups interested in having a safety seminar may contact the section at 313-2230.

Crime Prevention officers will also perform home security surveys. During their inspection, officers make suggestions on correcting any security risks they find in the homes.


* Owen Brown: 7100 block of Carved Stone: Someone stole a white 1989 Ford Probe Tuesday. The Maryland plates are WZP-105.

* 6400 block of Dobbin Road: Someone stole a large gray tool box worth $4,490 from a 1987 Ford truck Oct. 6. It contained a $275 welding torch, two oxygen bottles valued at $195, two $175 electric saws and a $250 vacuum pump.

* Oakland Ridge Industrial Center: 9000 block of Red Branch Road: Someone stole four Michelin radial tires valued at $800 and four Ford steel wheels valued at $200 from a company van parked outside a building Tuesday or Wednesday.

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