Infant stricken at day care center dies

January 27, 1995

An autopsy will be performed on the 2-month-old Gambrills boy who was stricken at a day-care center and died yesterday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital, county police said.

James Hoover of the 2100 block of Branchwood Court was pronounced dead at 8:35 a.m. by Dr. Daryl Gwynn, police said. The boy, who had been on life support equipment, may have died of sudden infant death syndrome, police said.

The boy was at a licensed day care home in the 1800 block of Sparrow Court in Severn. When the provider, Kimberly Egan, went to feed the boy at noon Wednesday, she found he was not breathing.

Two Western District officers tried to revive the boy with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was first taken to Kimbrough Army Hospital at Fort Meade and then flown to Hopkins, police said.

Severn man charged with drug possession

A Severn man was arrested Wednesday morning by a Western District officer and charged with possession of cocaine, county police said.

Officer Daniel Sereboff was on routine patrol on northbound Route 3 in Millersville about 2:30 a.m. when he noticed a 1987 Dodge straddling the lane markers. After watching the car swerve to the right and cross a solid white line, Officer Sereboff pulled the driver over.

The driver of the car told Officer Sereboff he had swerved while trying to fix his radio. He gave Officer Sereboff permission to search the car. The officer found a pipe, five plastic bags containing 1.8 grams of cocaine, and a lid and razor used for

cutting crack cocaine, a police report said.

Peter Ashley Thomas, 42, of the 1200 block of Reece Road was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, police said.

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