Glen Burnie

November 13, 1992

Meeting on Superblock proposals postponed until 0) December

County officials have postponed for one week a meeting to present architects' concepts for development of the Glen Burnie Superblock.

Originally scheduled Nov. 30, the meeting now is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the cafeteria at Glen Burnie High School, Glen Road and Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard.

Architects said they were not sure they could have their plans done before the end of November, said Glenn

Mathiasen, community master planner who is putting together the forum.

"I think they are all going to try to address this idea of public space," he said.

He said he hopes that showing the public sketches will help planners and residents focus on what residents meant when they said at a September forum that they wanted part of the 5.6-acre tract devoted to a recreational or social public use.

Because that could range from a park to basketball courts to an exhibit hall, area builders sought a clearer definition of what it should include.

The Superblock, on Ritchie Highway near Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, has remained undeveloped for more than a decade. The county had insisted on an office building there; but companies turned to more convenient office space at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

L In the last few years, the demand for office space vanished.

Man sentenced in harassment

A 32-year-old Glen Burnie man has been sentenced to five years supervised probation yesterday after he admitted he harassed a neighbor in his Foremans Corner community.

Thomas W. Sawyer Jr., of the 200 block of Sycamore Road, was sentenced Nov. 4 by Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. after he pleaded guilty to assault, trespass, malicious destruction of property and harassment.

Assistant State's Attorney John LeCornu said that the charges stemmed from Sawyer's harassment of Donald and Patricia Leight, who lived next door to him.

Mr. LeCornu said that Sawyer placed rotten eggs in the Leights' hedges, poked the roof off their house with a stick, ripped out their television antenna, urinated on their bird feeder and threatened to blow up their car.

He described the incidents as being "an emotional siege that went on for months."

As a condition of probation, Sawyer was ordered to undergo psychiatric and alcohol counseling, pay $676 restitution and have no contact with the Leight family.


* Glen Burnie: A man walked into a 7-Eleven store in the 500 block of Quarterfield Road Monday evening, grabbed three cartons of cigarettes from a display case and ran out the door.

* Oak Leaf Villas:Someone stole a gas grill, bicycle and tool box from the

rear deck of a home in the 6400 block of Centennial Circle Monday night.

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