Glen Burnie

January 13, 1993

Inspectors find no fault for carnival accident

State investigators probing an accident at the Big Glen Burnie Carnival in August have found no fault with either the ride operators or the carnival's sponsors.

"It appears that it was not the fault of the equipment," said Rudy Gondeck, chief inspector for the state Department of Elevator Safety, which investigated the accident.

A 12-year-old Pasadena girl was struck in the shoulder by the cage of a Ferris wheel-like ride called the Zipper as she was getting off the ride.

The girl was treated for minor injuries at Harbor Hospital Center and released.

As part of the investigation, the state ordered Shaw and Sons Inc., a Severn company that owns the ride, to make certain repairs. But those repairs were not related to the accident, Mr. Gondeck said.

The carnival was sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association.

Woman robbed of purse at Heritage Hills

A 22-year-old woman was robbed of her purse as she walked into her apartment in Heritage Hills Monday, county police reported.

Investigators said the robber shoved the woman into the front door of her apartment in the 6700 block of Heritage Hill Drive at 7:50 p.m. and grabbed her purse.

The robber was last seen running down Heritage Hill Drive toward Smithy Square, police said.

Police gave no description of the robber.

POLICE LOG

* Glen Burnie: Burglars broke into the Penny Lane Florist in the 300 block of Crain Highway Thursday and took money and other property valued at $72.

* Glen Burnie: Burglars broke into the Battery Warehouse in the first block of East Ordnance Road Thursday and took $15.

Glen Burnie: A resident of the 7800 block of Americana Circle reported to police that someone broke into his apartment and took jewelry and money. The value of the property was not known.

* Heritage Hill: A resident of the 6300 block of Centennial Circle reported to police that someone broke into her home and took appliances valued at $1,715.

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