Countywide Briefs

July 03, 1994

Boy injured in explosion released from hospital

A 12-year-old Union Bridge boy, who lost the tips of three fingers when a homemade pipe bomb detonated about 5 p.m Thursday, was released from the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore on Friday.

But the youth will require additional surgery, a hospital official told Maryland Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Bob Thomas.

The victim was one of four boys playing in a garage in the 4300 block of Bark Hill Road when the bomb -- measuring about 1 inch in diameter and 3 to 4 inches long -- exploded, Mr. Thomas said. The boys will be charged in juvenile court with manufacturing, possession and use of an explosive device, he said.

After the explosion, the state fire marshal's bomb squad searched the home for additional explosives and found another pipe bomb and several components of other explosive devices, Mr. Thomas said. He did not identify the components.

None of the other boys, a 14-year-old and two 13-year-olds, was injured, he said.

Westminster man hurt in one-car accident

A Westminster man was treated and released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the car in which he was riding overturned on Falls Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Timothy J. Kellerhouse, 27, of the first block of Washington Lane was a passenger in a 1993 Toyota Tercel, driven by David S. Whitley of Hampstead, that crossed the center line on a curve, struck a guardrail and overturned. The car slid back into the center of the road, according to state police.

The victim was flown to the trauma center in a state police helicopter and released at 10:35 a.m. after treatment, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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