Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

CENTRAL COUNTY --

December 03, 1992

Trial period for 'Malfunction Junction' will end this month

The trial period for "Malfunction Junction," the six-way jumble where Robinson Road and Route 648 crisscross Ritchie Highway, ends this month, says Dan Nataf, public works committee spokesman for the Greater Severna Park Council.

The committee will meet with State Highway Administration representative Larry Elliott this month to review whether the new section of Route 648 has eased traffic problems.

The SHA is beginning discussion on widening Ritchie Highway to six lanes through the commercial segment of Severna Park, Mr. Nataf said. The GSPC has voted to support a six-lane configuration.

Malfunction Junction has long been a problem area for Severna Park drivers. For the 2,000 residents east of the highway, in addition to the 2,000 shoppers heading for the Severna Park Mall every day, there is only one exit turning left for southbound traffic.

Severna Park man, 46, faces drug charges

County police charged a Severna Park man with manufacturing marijuana after they found 2 1/2 pounds of the drug in his home Tuesday evening.

According to the police report, narcotics officers searched a home in the first block of Barrensdale Drive at 5 p.m. and confiscated a paper grocery bag with marijuana in it, dozens of plants that were growing in the basement and paraphernalia.

Bobby Joe Neal, 46, also was charged with possession of marijuana, police said.

POLICE

* Bay Hills: Thieves broke into a home in the 600 block of Bay Green Drive between Thursday and Monday and stole jewelry. The value of the property was not known.

* Arnold: A man told police that his home in the 900 block of Laurel Way was broken into between Nov. 14 and Nov. 23. It was not known what was taken.

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