Child backs into electrical outlet

June 21, 1994

County paramedics took a 5-year-old girl to the burn center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center yesterday after she backed into an electrical outlet at a day care center on Generals Highway, fire officials said.

The girl's condition was not immediately known, said Chief Gary Sheckells, a spokesman for the county Fire Department. Chief ++ Sheckells did not release the girl's name.

Chief Sheckells said firefighters were called at 3:08 p.m. to Little Duck Day Nursery in the 900 block of Generals Highway. The center is housed at the Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church.

The girl apparently backed against an electrical outlet or wiring -- investigators were not sure which late yesterday afternoon.

A stereo or television set was plugged into the outlet when the girl received the shock, Chief Sheckells said.

The spokesman said an investigation is continuing to determine the exact cause of the shock.

Man is arrested outside Old Mill High

A 19-year-old Crownsville man was arrested Friday morning in the parking lot at Old Mill High School and charged with destruction of property and vagrancy, county police said.

An officer on routine patrol noticed a car and driver in the school parking lot about 8:30 a.m. and became suspicious because school was in session and items had been stolen from cars at the school recently, police said.

As the officer questioned the driver, he noticed a rear window smashed in a nearby car, police said. He looked into the young man's car, and saw a hammer, screwdriver, electrical tape and gloves, police said.

A cassette player, a compact disc player, a speaker, an amplifier and a Polaroid were also in the car, police said. The compact disc player had the serial number removed, police said.

Duwayne Leonard Jones of the 1200 block of Sunrise Beach Road was charged with destruction of property, rogue and vagabond, and possessing property with the serial numbers removed, police said.

POLICE LOG

* Millersville: Someone stole $900 worth of stereo equipment from a truck parked in the 8300 block of Elvaton Road between 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

* Shipley's Choice: Someone stole a $315 bike Saturday afternoon from the community pool, 900 block of Rustling Oaks Drive.

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