Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville


November 13, 1992

Group opposes jail in residential areas

The Greater Severna Park Council, after considerable discussion, has adopted a sweeping resolution opposing a new detention center in any residential neighborhood in the county.

"We felt it important to say that we don't think a jail should go

anywhere near any community, not simply our community," said council President Pat Troy.

The resolution, adopted at the monthly meeting Tuesday, is similar to one adopted by the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Nov. 5.

The Anne Arundel County Council earlier this week eliminated seven sites proposed for a new 650-bed detention center, including one at Millersville next to the county police headquarters on Veterans Highway. The council had received strong opposition from property owners in several communities.

However, Ms. Troy said that the Millersville site could be placed back on the list by County Council resolution. She said that representatives from the Greater Severna Park Council will testify at a council hearing Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Arundel High School.


* Crownsville: A man reported to police that someone threw eggs on his 1988 Chevrolet Saturday while it was parked in the 1100 block of Severnview Drive.

* Crownsville: Vandals broke into a home in the 300 block of South Riverside Drive Saturday.

* Severna Park: A resident told police that his dirt bike parked in the 100 block of Inverness Road was stolen Saturday.

* Severna Park: A man reported to police that burglars broke into his home in the 200 block of Fairtree Road Tuesday and stole power tools.

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