Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

February 25, 1993

Scouts collect donations for Md. Food Bank

Several scouting groups will be collecting food for the Maryland Food Bank on Saturday in communities throughout the West County area.

Members of the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Explorers will participate in the drive, which collected 75,000 pounds of nonperishable food last year in what is called the "Scouting for Food" campaign.

Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, the youths will distribute donation bags to households in the communities they serve. Residents are asked to fill the bags with nonperishable food items and leave them on front porches for collection on March 7.

BBM Delivery & Services Inc., of Severn, is donating the use of several trucks and drivers to carry the food from collection points in Arnold and Linthicum to the Maryland Food Bank in Deale.

The scouts and Explorers participating in this campaign are from Fort Meade, Severn, Jessup and parts of Odenton.

Police chemist honored for work that led to arrest

A chemist whose analyses of blood samples led to an arrest in the murder of a woman whose body was found in Patapsco State Park last September has received a commendation from the county police department.

Dr. William Vosburgh, the police chemist, worked for hours on successive nights to identify samples taken from a car involved in an accident in Howard County as the blood of Emma Jean Wantland, whose body was found Sept. 29.

The information led police to charge David C. Boser, of the 200 block of S. Vincent St. in Baltimore, with the woman's murder.

Mr. Boser was driving a station wagon involved in an accident Sept. 23 in Elkridge, about two miles from the spot where Ms. Wantland's body was found. Howard County police investigating the crash became suspicious of the large amount of blood found in the car and a stab wound on Mr. Boser's arm. Anne Arundel police focused on Mr. Boser after they learned of the accident, and took blood samples form his car.

Dr. Vosburgh was honored along with other members of the department during an awards banquet last week at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie.

POLICE LOG

* Severn: Someone stole a .22 caliber rifle valued at $180 from the garage of a house in the 7800 block of Citadel Court between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday.

* Severn: Burglars took an all-terrain vehicle worth $3,600 from the garage of a home in the 8200 block of WB&A Boulevard in Severn sometime between 11 a.m. and 10:22 p.m. Monday.

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