Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills


April 01, 1993

Executive to visit sites for library, ball fields

County Executive Robert R. Neall will visit a site proposed for a new library and several locations being promoted for additional ball fields when he tours Crofton next Thursday.

Mr. Neall will begin his day at an 8:30 a.m. breakfast with the Crofton Chamber of Commerce at the Crofton Convalescent Center and end it at 4:30 p.m. with a reception at Jasper's Restaurant.

His schedule is designed to bring attention to issues that Crofton leaders have been pushing for the past few months.

The civic association has fought for more ball fields and has a 100-acre site picked out south of Davidsonville Road and Defense Highway.

Mr. Neall plans to visit that site, already approved by a county budget committee, as well as land on Reidel Road proposed for a new library.

He also will visit Davco Food, a regional franchise distributor for Wendy's International, and Perinatronics Medical Systems, the developer of an electronic fetal heart monitor.

Mr. Neall decided against holding a town meeting in the evening, which he has done in most of the six other communities he has toured, because the next day is Good Friday.

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Pioneer City

A pizza delivery worker was assaulted and robbed Tuesday night by three men who pulled him from his car in Pioneer City.

County police said the 20-year-old Crofton man delivered a pizza to a home in the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive about 10 p.m.

As he was getting ready to drive away, three men wearing dark Starter jackets and hats forced him from his car and took $30 from his front pocket, police said.

Odenton woman hurt critically in crash

An Odenton woman remained in critical condition yesterday with injuries sustained when her car was struck Tuesday afternoon by a van that went through a stop sign, county police said.

Janet K. Loverin, 52, of the 700 block of Chapelgate Drive was flown by state police MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the 12:10 p.m. crash.

Police said Ms. Loverin was driving a 1985 Volkswagen Jetta south on Gambrills Road when a van ran the stop sign at Dicus Mill Road.

The driver of the 1990 Chevrolet Astro van, Robert V. Venello, 21, of the 1100 block of Baker Avenue in Catonsville, also was injured. He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police said charges are pending.

Storage bins broken open in Crofton

Thieves broke into at least 57 bins at a Crofton storage facility on Sunday and Monday, but police do not yet know what was stolen.

The manager of Shurgard Storage in the 1000 block of Route 3 told police that she discovered the break-ins Monday morning after a customer who noticed several doors ajar left a message on the office answering machine.

Gloria Gillespie, the manager, said that she found dozens of doors that had either been pried open or had had their locks cut.

Police found a large hole had been cut in the fence around the facility.


* Severn: A VCR, a gun and jewelry worth an undetermined amount of money were taken from a home in the 200 block of Constant Ave. on Monday afternoon.

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