Crofton * Odenton * Fort Meade * Gambrills

WEST COUNTY --

June 24, 1993

Commander honored by shelter at Fort Meade

A homeless shelter at Fort Meade honored the outgoing garrison commander yesterday, praising him for supporting the center as it helped ease troubled men and women back into the community.

Children from the day care center gave Col. Kent D. Menser, who retires Wednesday, a handmade calendar during a ceremony yesterday morning.

Sarah's House provides homes for 34 women and children and up to 30 men. The shelter is housed in six refurbished Army barracks at Fort Meade and is run by Catholic Charities.

Shelter officials said Colonel Menser "has been instrumental in including Sarah's House in his Meade 2000 information briefings. During his command, Sarah's House opened its Transitional II Housing Program, the Child Care and Adult Literary Center."

Meade 2000 is a plan for the future of Fort Meade that calls for it to become largely an education and research facility.

Colonel Menser had asked the Army to extend his duty one more year so that he could complete various projects, but Pentagon officials denied his request.

Laurel man charged in office break-in

County police charged a Laurel man with breaking into a Maryland City doctor's office after finding him inside the office Tuesday morning.

According to the police report, officers were called at 7:51 a.m. to the offices of Dr. Nasser Rezai in the 200 block of Old Line Ave., where they found a ground-level window broken.

Inside, they found Joseph Edward Sewell, 31, hiding in the offices, the police report said.

Police took Mr. Sewell, of the 9100 block of Bourbon St., to the Western District station to be charged.

POLICE LOG

* Crofton: Burglars broke into the Snips Hair Designs in the 2200 block of Johns Hopkins Road between 4 p.m. Saturday and 6:48 a.m. Tuesday and took $17 in quarters.

* Crofton: Burglars took an undetermined amount of money from the Crofton Station Cleaners in the Crofton Station shopping center on Route 3 between 6 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

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