Ellicott City/elkridge

June 23, 1993

Rangers to lead campers on overnight in state park

Rangers at Patapsco Valley State Park will lead campers on an Overnight Adventure on June 26 and 27 in the park. Participants will be able to hike through the park to a secluded riverside campsite for a one-night stay without having to carry their equipment, which will be dropped off for participants.

The trip will combine history and nature day hikes with canoeing, fishing, swimming, cooking and campfire activities. Dinner will be cooked over open fires with the assistance of Rangers. The adventure trip is open to anyone age 8 or older. The only equipment required is a sleeping bag, tent, sturdy shoes for the three- to four-mile hike, a change of clothes, toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellent and a lunch for Saturday. The Rangers will provide dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, and drinks and snacks. The cost is $50 per person.

Interested campers should call 461-5005 to register.

Parks department plans whitewater expedition

Adventurers age 18 and up can splash into the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Shenandoah River on Saturday with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. The fee of $53 includes lunch on a river island.

The group will leave the George Howard Building in Ellicott City at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. Registration is needed in advance; details will be mailed to registrants.

Information: 313-2762.

POLICE LOG

* Ellicott City: 3100 block of Wheaton Way: Someone kicked open a front door of an unoccupied home, searched through the resident's drawers and left with an undetermined amount of property between 7:20 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. Friday.

3100 block of Wheaton Way: A home was heavily ransacked between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 12:30 a.m. Monday. A collection of pennies and CDs were stolen.

4900 block of Columbia Road: A black 1991 Ford Explorer was stolen sometime between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

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