East Columbia

February 17, 1993

Officer hurt in collision

A Howard County police officer suffered minor injuries in a car collision yesterday morning when an oncoming car lost control and struck the cruiser he was driving, police said.

Brian K. Fuller, a 2 1/2 -year member of the force, was traveling south on Cradlerock Way at 8:04 a.m. when the driver of a 1986 Cadillac traveling north lost control of the car and turned counterclockwise, crossing the center line and striking the patrol car.

Zoila D. Lauth, 54, of the 7300 block of Swan Point Way in Columbia was driving the Cadillac.

She was charged with failure to reduce speed in adverse weather conditions and failure to wear a seat belt.

The drivers of both cars were taken to Howard County General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and were released.


* Kings Contrivance: 9600 block of Cold Star Court: Someone broke a car window and stole a purse between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Friday.

7500 Weather Worn Way: A 1990 dark blue Nissan 300 was stolen on Friday or Saturday. The Maryland license plate number is 114 AJM.

* Owen Brown: 7100 block of Winter Rose Path: Someone smashed glass and broke a lock to steal a stereo between 8 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

6800 block of Bugledrum Way: Someone tried to steal a 1990 Acura Integra between 6 p.m. Friday and 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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