11 flee Harwood fire that is considered suspicious

June 30, 1994

Four adults and seven children escaped from a burning house in Harwood early yesterday in a fire that investigators are labeling suspicious.

Firefighters received a call at 2:44 a.m. about three children trapped inside a blazing house in the 800 block of Harwood Road, said Lt. Robert H. Kornmann, a county Fire Department spokesman. Police officers arrived first and found that everyone had gotten out.

Most of the one-story, wood-frame house was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Lieutenant Kornmann said. Investigators believe the fire started on the front porch. The porch and kitchen received the most damage. The cause has not been determined.

Damage was estimated at $40,000 to the house; possessions valued at $20,000 were destroyed.

Man charged in theft of tools from uncle

A 24-year-old Annapolis man has been charged with stealing $1,600 worth of tools from his uncle.

Police arrested Todd Christopher Sherlock of the 1900 block of Sleepy Hollow Lane Tuesday. He was being held in the county jail on $7,500 bail yesterday.

According to a police report, his uncle, William Goodman of the 100 block McKendree Ave., lent Mr. Sherlock a car Monday evening. In the back of the car were power saws and other tools.

Mr. Sherlock didn't return the car but left a note saying where it could be found.

When Mr. Goodman retrieved the car, the tools were missing, police said.

Police said Mr. Sherlock told them he sold the tools to repay a debt and buy drugs.

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