Search fails to track down convenience store bandits

March 27, 1996

A helicopter and police dogs failed to find two men who robbed an Eldersburg convenience store at gunpoint Monday night and escaped with money, cigarettes and jewelry after assaulting an employee, state police said.

Two bandits wearing ski masks entered the High's store at Route 32 and Liberty Road about 9 p.m. and demanded money, investigators said.

One of the men took jewelry from a cashier, police said.

Zoning appeals board OKs variance for kennel

The county Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a conditional use and variance to Kevin Patton and Carolyn Hricko of 4800 Arlington Drive, Sykesville, for a kennel for four dogs and reduced minimum lot area.

At a Feb. 28 hearing, the couple said they were not aware that only three adult dogs were permitted without a conditional use for a kennel. Occasionally, the dogs' barking has adversely affected neighbors.

The property owners have taken steps to reduce the dogs' barking and plan landscaping and a privacy fence to reduce distractions to the dogs. The animals have been spayed or neutered.

Granting the kennel also reduces the minimum lot area, width, setback and distance requirements of 200 feet.

Only the owners' dogs may be kept on the property. The authorization will become void if fewer than four dogs are kept.

Fire

Berrett: Sykesville responded at 2: 47 p.m. Saturday to investigate a report of smoke at Obrecht Road and Route 97. Units were out 30 minutes.

Eldersburg: Liberty Road assisted Sykesville at 9: 32 a.m. Sunday, responding to a tree fire in the 6000 block of Charnock Road. Units were out 26 minutes.

Eldersburg: Gamber responded at 4: 20 p.m. Friday to an auto fire on Stone Mill Court. Units were out 25 minutes.

Hoods Mill: Sykesville and Winfield responded at 1: 56 p.m. Sun- day to a woods fire in the 7500 block of Old Washington Road. Units were out 52 minutes.

Sykesville: Sykesville, Gamber and Liberty Road of Baltimore County responded at 4: 39 p.m. Friday to a gas leak in the 6600 block of Slacks Road. Units were out one hour and 22 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/27/96

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