Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park

NORTH COUNTY --

February 04, 1993

Shipping container stolen from Linthicum business

A large empty shipping container worth $5,700 was stolen from outside a Linthicum warehouse over the weekend.

Police said the container, used to ship goods for an international import-export company, was left outside a warehouse but inside a locked fence at the Harper Robinson Co., in the 800 block of Oregon Ave.

Company officials reported that the40-by-8-foot container was missing Monday morning, but the fence was locked.

A company official, who did not want to be identified, said the heavy box was on a chassis, so all the thief had to do was hook it to a car and drive away. But how the thief got inside the fence remains a mystery.

"We don't know how it happened," the official said. "People steal these containers all the time and use them for storage sheds. You see them all over the place."

Retirees to get update on light rail

The Linthicum chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will get an update today on the light rail service starting this spring in Linthicum.

Beth Robinson of the Mass Transit Administration will speak about senior citizen rates during the group's monthly meeting, at 1 p.m. at St. Johns Lutheran Church on West Maple Road.

Board member Helen Del Brocco said she expected about 150 members to attend the meeting. Many plan to ride the light rail to Oriole Park at Camden Yards, she said.

The parking lot at the Camp Meade Road station will accommodate 161 cars, and the station at Nursery Road will have 35 parking spaces, she said.

Board members will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. Association members can have their blood pressure checked before the meeting.

Holy Cross Rd. home is burglarized

Jewelry worth $1,300 was taken from a Brooklyn Park home last week.

The owner told police she returned home Sunday and found three pieces of jewelry missing from her bedroom.

Police said there was no forced entry into the home, in the 400 block of Holy Cross Road. Authorities also said other jewelry in the box was not touched.

The theft occurred between Jan. 25 and Sunday.

Linthicum residents make dean's list

Denise Kwiatkowski and Lisa Garrison of Linthicum have been named to the Dean's List at Salisbury State University.

To be eligible for the list, a student must be a full-time degree candidate with at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

The liberal arts university on the Eastern Shore has more than 6,000 students.

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