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NORTH COUNTY --

January 11, 1993

Two honored for work in VIPS program

At a recent awards ceremony in Pikesville, participants in the Maryland State Police Volunteer in Police Support (VIPS) program were honored.

Howard W. Ridgley and Wilbur B. Lanier, both of Linthicum, were awarded Good Citizen Awards for donating 300 hours of their time in six months at the Airport Division located at Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Col. Larry W. Tolliver, state police superintendent, said, "In this time of hiring freezes, budget constraints and personnel shortages, the Volunteers in Police Support fill a much needed gap in staffing services."

Volunteers in the support program assist police with everything from office and clerical skills to community outreach programs. Anyone interested in joining can call 653-4278.

POLICE LOG

* Brooklyn Park: Burglars broke into a 1991 Chevrolet Corsica that was parked in the 300 block of Sixth Ave. Wednesday and took a pager.

* Brooklyn Park: A resident reported that someone smashed the window of his 1992 Dodge van parked in the 300 block of 15th Ave. Thursday.

* Brooklyn Park: Burglars broke into a home in the 800 block of Jeffrey St. Sunday and took a television set valued at $367.

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