Millfest features crafts, food and fun

July 19, 1996|By Shanon D. Murray | Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF

Main Street in historic Ellicott City will serve as the backdrop for the annual Millfest, starting today and ending Sunday.

The weekend heritage festival will feature walking tours, crafts, food and entertainment, said Barry Gibson, a member of the Ellicott City Business Association, the festival's sponsor. Historic interpreters and musicians also will stroll around the historic district.

Since it began in 1987, the Millfest has attracted thousands of people each year, Gibson said. More than 7,000 visitors are expected this weekend.

Historic District shops will stay open until midnight tonight. Activities tomorrow and Sunday will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.

For more information, call (410) 465-7355.

Boy, 16, is charged in theft of motorcycle

A 16-year-old boy from Ellicott City was arrested there Tuesday and charged with vehicle theft after the motorcycle he was operating was found to be stolen from Ocean City, county police said.

Police stopped the youth about 3 p.m. near U.S. 40 and Oak Green Circle for not wearing a helmet and eye protection, said Sgt. Steven Keller, police spokesman.

During the stop, the officer noticed that the ignition of the 1995 Honda Shadow motorcycle had been tampered with. The boy fled on foot and was caught a short time later, police said. He was released into the custody of his parents Tuesday.

The motorcycle was reported stolen from Ocean City between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Police log

Elkridge: 6600 block of U.S. 1: A vending machine was taken from Klamps. A rear door was pried open and the machine was vandalized.

Elkridge: 7500 block of U.S. 1: A glass panel from a door was knocked out at Essex Co. No one entered the building, but several trucks were tampered with and items were taken.

Ellicott City: 2900 block of Normandy Drive: A silver 1991 Honda Accord, Maryland tags 276-AJR, was stolen between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Ellicott City: 3000 block of Autumn Branch Lane: Someone attempted to steal a 1993 Honda Accord. A security device stopped the theft.

Pub Date: 7/19/96

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