11 student carpenters ready to build a future

June 17, 1994

Eleven employees of the Annapolis Housing Authority last night graduated from a carpentry training program that is the first of its kind in the state.

The 18-week course was funded by a federal grant and accredited by the building trades organization, Associated Builders and Contractors. It provides a first step toward a journeyman's license.

The program allows the Housing Authority to upgrade its maintenance staff while at the same time teaching skills to workers who can go on to qualify for better jobs. The students, who primarily were maintenance workers at the Housing Authority, learned how to calculate dimensions, operate basic hand and power tools, and build walls and floors. By the end of the course, they had built a small house.

The graduation was held at the Harbour House/Eastport Terrace Multiplex Center.

The program eventually is to be opened to residents of Annapolis public housing. Courses are being planned to teach plumbing, electrical and landscaping skills.

Pasadena man held on N.J. drug charges

Annapolis and state police have arrested a 32-year-old Pasadena resident who has been indicted on drug charges in New Jersey.

Brian Edward Harris of the 1000 block of Scituate Harbour was arrested about 11:30 p.m. on U.S. 50 near Rowe Boulevard.

He was being held in the county jail yesterday without bond pending extradition to New Jersey.

State police in New Brunswick, N.J., notified Annapolis police Wednesday that Mr. Harris had been indicted by a grand jury in Middlesex County.

He was charged with being a leader in a drug-trafficking network, possession of drugs with intent to distribute, possession of drugs, conspiracy to possess drugs and conspiracy to distribute drugs.

Annapolis police said Mr. Harris was carrying more than $14,000 when he was stopped.

Boater is charged with intoxication

Natural Resources Police arrested a man at the City Dock Wednesdaynight and charged him with operating his boat in Spa Creek while under the influence of alcohol, a spokesman for the department said.

Louis M. Phillips, 51, of Annapolis was given field sobriety tests and then arrested after he tied up his boat at about 9:15 p.m., police said.

Officer Steven Jones noticed the 23-foot cabin cruiser coming into the dock without a forward white light on the vessel, police said.

Officer Jones reported that he smelled alcohol on the operator's breath and then administered the sobriety tests.

The suspect was taken to the Annapolis City Police Department for booking and was released on his own recognizance, police said.

Operating under the influence carries a maximum penalty of a $500 fine and/or three months in jail.

Man accused of threats to 2 people and 1 dog

An Annapolis man was arrested Tuesday night and charged with threatening a woman and her dog and then threatening a witness, county police said.

Jeremy Lee Evans, 20, of the 800 block of Chestnut Tree Drive was charged with assault and battery, assault, disorderly conduct and destruction of property, police said.

Joyce Hartman Helveston, 51, told police the man broke her car window shortly before 9:30 p.m. as he attempted to take her dog from the vehicle, which was parked in the 1300 block of Cape St. Claire Road.

The police report said that when Ms. Helveston went to her car, the man allegedly told her he was going to kill her dog and that if she interfered, he would hurt her, too.

As the suspect started to move toward her, Ms. Helveston ran behind a nearby supermarket, police said.

OC Police said a witness to the exchange, Leonard Weese, 58, of An

napolis, was struck in the head with an unknown object by the man.

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