Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park


August 11, 1993

Auto repair shop fights to stay open

A zoning case involving a Severna Park auto repair business will be heard by the Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

Joseph Langlois has asked the Board of Appeals to overturn decisions by county planners to reclassify his 3.8-acre parcel on the east side of Ritchie Highway so he can keep his 10-year-old business open.

The Greater Severna Park Council has opposed the request because it is not part of a comprehensive rezoning package.

The property is zoned low-density residential, and Mr. Langlois is requesting a commercial classification.

If the property is not rezoned, Mr. Langlois will have to move his business.

Earlier this year, Mr. Langlois' request for a zoning change was denied because he did not have a clear deed to the property.

Mr. Langlois says he has had an error in the description of the property corrected and is now appealing the refusal.

Man tracked by dog, drug charge filed

County police reported that they charged a Severn man with drug possession Monday night after they found narcotics in his car, which had been involved in an accident at Ritchie Highway and College Parkway.

Police said a man fled the scene of the accident when they arrived shortly before 10:30 p.m.

An officer with a police dog tracked the man from the car and found him behind a tree between two houses on Fox Run Way off Deer Creek Run, police said.

The drugs were found during a search of the car.

Police charged Floyd Preston Luedtke, 28, of the 500 block of Upton Road with drug possession. Other charges related to the accident are pending.

Boys walking on I-97 are searched, arrested

County police arrested two youths from Waynesboro, Pa., on drug charges Monday after an officer stopped to give them a ride off Interstate 97 near Millersville.

The officer, on routine patrol, stopped the boys, 16 and 17, about 4 p.m. and told them they could not walk along the highway. He offered them a ride off the freeway, but first searched them.

The officer reported that he found a pipe with suspected marijuana residue in one youth's pocket and a water pipe used for smoking marijuana in the youth's backpack. The other youth volunteered that he had a water pipe in his backpack, the officer said. The youths were arrested and released to their guardians.

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