Ellicott City/elkridge

November 06, 1992

Apartment blaze injures Ellicott City woman

A 35-year-old Ellicott City woman received second-degree burns Wednesday night when she tried to extinguish a mattress fire that was started by a child playing with matches or a lighter, said a spokesman for the county's fire and rescue services.

Marcy Romal of the 9000 block of Town and Country Blvd received second-degree burns to her right hand when she tried to fight the fire in her apartment, said Battalion Chief Donald R. Howell, the spokesman. The child, who was not identified, was uninjured.

Ms. Romal was taken to Howard County General Hospital and treated for burns, Chief Howell said.

Personnel from four stations responded to the fire, which caused $250 in damage, Chief Howell said.

The fire, which was reported at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, wadeclared under control at 9:39 p.m.

Dedmond plays soccer on West Point team

Army Cadet Tony L. Dedmond Jr., son of Lt. Col. Tony L. and Rhonda L. Dedmond of Ellicott City, is a student at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., where he is one of two freshmen to join the varsity soccer team.

A former all-county and all-state selection in The Sun and the Washington Post, Cadet Dedmond is playing approximately 25 minutes a game. He has already scored his first college goal.

The 1992 graduate of Atholton High School is also a former member of the Maryland Olympic Development Team.

While at the academy, Cadet Dedmond will receive one-half of the salary of a second lieutenant.

Cadet Dedmond follows the West Point career of his father, who is now stationed at the Pentagon. Colonel Dedmond graduated from the academy in 1972.

From age 8 to 11, the cadet lived in Hawaii, where his father was assigned.


* Ellicott City: 8600 block of Route 40: A white Honda Accord without tags was stolen from O'Donnell Pontiac on Friday or Saturday.

9200 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone smashed the rear window to a 1990 Ford Aerostar van Tuesday. Nothing was taken.

9200 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone entered a 1986 Ford Aerostar van Tuesday and stole a $375 Alpine AM-FM cassette player.

2900 block of Hearthstone Road: Someone knocked down a mailbox post Tuesday.

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