Man badly hurt as truck leaves road

July 11, 1996

A Glen Burnie man was seriously injured and his dog killed Tuesday in a one-vehicle accident on Donaldson Avenue, county police said.

David Jerome Boyer, 66, of the 700 block of Mayo Road was in critical condition yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with severe chest, head and arm injuries.

Witnesses told police Boyer was westbound in his 1989 Ford truck on Donaldson Avenue just west of Quarterfield Road shortly before 1 p.m. when he slumped to the right and fell from sight.

The truck crossed the eastbound lane and drifted off the south side of the roadway, down and embankment and into a tree.

Boyer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown into the dashboard.

The man's dog was thrown from the truck and was found dead next to the truck, police said.

Police search for woman in hotel room vandalism

Police are looking for the woman who took a room at the Laurel Holiday Inn Monday, then ransacked the room and stole a television and light fixtures.

Officer Howard V. Brown went to the hotel in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Road about 2 p.m. after employee Mark Eskew reported the vandalism.

Eskew told police a Seabrook woman had taken the room earlier in the day. During check-in, a clerk photocopied her driver's license and kept the copy.

When Eskew went to the room just before 1: 30 p.m., it had been vandalized, police said. Large pieces of wall paper had been torn from the wall, and one of the pieces had a note cut into it that read "I left a bomb," police said. A firecracker was left next to the note, police said.

The bed headboard was ripped from the wall, a chair cushion was cut open, the toilet bowl was filled with tobacco, and a television and light fixture were missing, police said.

Brown confirmed the driver's license information but got no answer at the phone number the woman had given the hotel clerk.

Pub Date: 7/11/96

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