Man is given probation in attack on vet's assistant

January 25, 1996

A Centreville man was given three years of supervised probation yesterday after pleading guilty to assaulting a veterinary assistant in Eldersburg last year.

Adrian Jermaine Rhyanes, 19, was one of three youths accused of stealing 15 bottles of Ketamine, a cat tranquilizer, from the Carrolltown Veterinary Hospital in Eldersburg on Feb. 28.

Police have said the drug, which was in a liquid form, can be converted to a powder and snorted or smoked. According to prosecutors, Rhyanes and two friends threatened a veterinary assistant with an imitation Uzi on Feb. 28 and forced her to give them the cat tranquilizers.

The three were charged with armed robbery and related charges.

During his trial Sept. 14, Rhyanes pleaded guilty to robbery. Yesterday, however, prosecutors agreed to accept a guilty plea for assault. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the other charges against Rhyanes.

Larger size approved for Sinai medical center

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday approved Sinai Hospital's request to increase the size of the medical center it plans to build in Eldersburg.

In September, the Baltimore hospital received approval from the board to build a 15,000-square-foot facility on a site it owns on Georgetown Boulevard, just north of the intersection of Routes 26 and 32. Since then, the hospital decided to build a 24,000-square-foot building to provide a broader range of medical services. The project required board approval because the proposed site is in an industrial zone and the medical center is a local business use.

With a larger facility in Eldersburg, Sinai Hospital officials say the medical center will be able to provide pediatric care, physical therapy and orthopedic care, in addition to primary care and X-ray services.

Fire

Eldersburg: Gamber units assisted Sykesville, responding for a carbon monoxide alarm at 12:54 p.m. Tuesday in the 5700 block of Bartholow Road. Units were out one hour.

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