East Columbia

June 10, 1993

Driver faces charges in fatal auto-bike crash

Howard county police yesterday filed charges against a Kings Contrivance man in connection with a fatal bicycle accident May 26.

Salvatore Paul Trapani 3rd, 34, of the 9800 block of Rain Leaf Court, was charged with reckless and negligent driving and failing to reduce speed to avoid a collision, police said.

Killed in the accident was William Earl Shenk, 54, of the 13900 block of Wayside Drive in Clarksville.

Mr. Shenk, who had been wearing a safety helmet, was struck by a 1988 Honda Civic driven by Mr. Trapani, police said.

Mr. Trapani was traveling east on Route 216, approaching the FTC ramp to Interstate 95's southbound lanes, when he struck Mr. Shenk, who also was going east, police said.

Mr. Shenk was a meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.


* Long Reach: 8100 block of Tamar Drive. Someone entered a vehicle and stole a car radio and tapes between 8:30 p.m. June 7 and 5:45 a.m. June 8.

8700 block Cloudleap Court: Someone stole an unlocked bike from the Long Reach Village Center between 8 and 8:30 p.m. on June 8.

Snowden River Parkway and Route 175: Someone stole a 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo from the park and ride between 6:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. on June 7.

* Oakland Mills: 5900 block Steven's Forest Road: Someone broke out the passenger side window to enter a 1988 Yugo and stole a tape player between 7:30 p.m. on May 31 and 2 p.m. on June 1.

9400 Kilimanjaro Road: Someone broke a car's door handle trying to enter it through the driver's side door in a parking lot at Oakland Mills High School between 7 a.m on and 3 p.m. on June 7.

* King's Contrivance: 8800 block of Guilford Road: Someone stole a computer from a locked classroom at Hammond High School between 4 p.m. on June 4 and 7 a.m. on June 7. There were no signs of forced entry.

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