Man posing as salesman robs Severna Park womanA man posing...

August 01, 1996

Man posing as salesman robs Severna Park woman

A man posing as a ring salesman forced his way into the home of an elderly Severna Park woman Monday and stole her wallet, county police said yesterday.

Althea C. Wilson, 82, told police she had given the man money two months ago after he came to her house on Windward Drive and told her he had been in an automobile accident. She thought the man was returning to repay her when she saw him at the door about 10 a.m., she told police.

But when she said she wasn't interested in a ring, he pushed his way in and took her wallet, which was in her purse near the front door, police said.

Gary to meet residents about Benfield Road plan

County Executive John G. Gary will meet with residents concerned about a plan to widen Benfield Road at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Severna Park Methodist Church on Benfield Road.

Residents are upset that the county Department of Public Works has proposed restriping the single eastbound lane of Benfield between Windward Drive and Knollwood Drive to make it two lanes.

Public works officials argue that the new lane will reduce congestion at Benfield and Jumpers Hole roads. Residents contend the extra lane will make it more dangerous for drivers trying to turn onto Benfield.

Local architects' group wins national honor

The Anne Arundel Community College chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students has received one of five 1996 National Honor Citations from the chapter's national organization.

The chapter will receive its award at a November national meeting in Washington.

Chapter President Julie DeStefano served on the three-member committee that selected the five recipients. Other winners were the University of Colorado at Denver (chapter); Colorado's Dean Albright (chapter president); James G. Fausett, Southern College of Technology (educator) and Virginia Tech (special accomplishment).

Pub Date: 8/01/96

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