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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

September 15, 1993

Virginia woman accused of trying to kidnap child

Anne Arundel County police have charged a Virginia woman, who already is facing charges in a Norfolk child kidnapping case, with trying to kidnap a 5-month-old child from an Annapolis toy store in June.

Officers issued an arrest warrant yesterday for Teena Grace O'Sullivan, 28, of the 1400 block of Harthorne Drive in Chesapeake, Va. She was charged with attempted child abduction.

Ms. O'Sullivan was free in Virginia on $5,000 bond, awaiting trial. It was unclear yesterday how authorities would arrange to bring her to Maryland to face charges.

Authorities in Norfolk, Va., have charged Ms. O'Sullivan with kidnapping a 2-day-old baby from a hospital room there Sept. 3.

Anne Arundel police issued warrants for Ms. O'Sullivan after Kimberly Digirolamo of Edgewater told them she recognized Ms. O'Sullivan when she saw television coverage of the woman's arrest in Norfolk. Ms. Digirolamo told authorities that Ms. O'Sullivan tried to kidnap her 5-month-old son at the Toys 'R' Us on Defense Highway, Officer Terry Crowe, a police spokesman, said.

Ms. Digirolamo contacted investigators here and later identified a woman from a photo lineup, he said.

According to the police report, Ms. Digirolamo was shopping in the store with her child in the cart when a woman grabbed the cart and began running out of the store with it. Ms. Digirolamo ran after the woman and snatched the child out of the cart, police said.

The woman escaped from the store parking lot in a blue Toyota, police said.

Police in Virginia have charged that Ms. O'Sullivan dressed in hospital gowns to slip into the maternity ward of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and take a 2-day-old boy from his mother's room at 8:45 a.m. Sept. 3.

Police said a woman told the mother the child had to have tests. Hospital employees later saw a woman carrying the child out of the hospital through a back corridor that was not normally used. They became suspicious because she was not wearing any hospital identification and called hospital security.

Norfolk authorities said Ms. O'Sullivan later told police she found the baby in the bushes near the hospital. Investigators later charged that she was the woman who took the child from the hospital.

According to police and published reports, Ms. O'Sullivan, who has two children, was distraught because she could not have any children with her new husband.

Townhouse project proposed in Parole

U.S. Home Corp. has proposed building 24 townhouses on three acres in Heritage Harbour, the developer's 1,500-acre adult community in Parole.

County planners will scrutinize the proposal at a Sept. 30 meeting to make sure it complies with county standards. The public meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement in Parole.

The townhouses, which are to be a single story with garages, are to be built on the west side of South Haven Road at Mastline Drive.

The units will be priced between $130,000 and $140,000.

Heritage Harbour is a planned unit development, or PUD, which calls for a mix of single-family and multifamily housing and commercial development.

Its covenants require homeowners be at least 45 years old and residents be no less than 18.

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