Police identify woman killed Thursday when struck by car

Police Blotter

August 25, 1996|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

Police have identified the woman hit by a car and killed Thursday afternoon as she tried to cross a busy strip of Ritchie Highway.

Helen McCracken, 49, of the 800 block of Cherry Hill Road in Baltimore suffered serious head, arm, and leg injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, Kurt Victor Zimmerman, 19, of the 400

block of Westbury Drive, and his passenger, Shayla Donmoyer of the 8300 block of Elm Road in Millersville, were not injured.

Police believe McCracken had just stepped off a bus shortly after 2 p.m. and was crossing the southbound lanes on her way to the Montgomery Ward store when she was struck by a 1985 Toyota Tercel driven by Zimmerman.

The impact knocked the victim onto the hood of the car and into the windshield.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

Burglar steals money, wine from Millersville home

Someone broke into a Millersville home early Thursday while the owners were asleep and stole an undisclosed amount of money, a purse and wine, police said.

Leon William Talbot, 44, called police to his home in the 400 block of Buckspur Court shortly before 3 a.m. and told them his house had been burglarized.

The burglar entered the house sometime after midnight and took a purse from a closet near the front door, then went into the living room and took wine from a cabinet, money from a kitchen drawer, and more cash from an upstairs bedroom, police said.

He left the house through a garage door.

Police said it appeared the burglar may have tried to force his way into the house by prying a rear sliding glass door, before he found the front door was unlocked.

Police arrest worker in theft of cordless drill

A Baltimore construction worker was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of stealing a $200 cordless drill, county police said.

Kevin Walter Jackson, 33, of the 1200 block of Lindenleaf Court ** was charged with theft.

Stephen Bailey II called police to a construction site in the 8700 block of Springbrook Way in Odenton about noon after his drill was found in nearby woods.

Roy Ryan Jr., an employee, told police he had been working with the drill but put it back in its case and in Bailey's van when he was done. Later, he saw a co-worker standing near the van holding a yellow box, police said.

He thought nothing of it and walked off. When Ryan returned to the van a second time to get the drill, it was gone.

He notified Bailey, who told foreman Frank Roach someone had stolen his drill, police said.

Roach told Bailey he saw a man walking into the woods with a yellow box, then return without it, police said.

Bailey went into the woods and found the box. His drill was inside.

Bailey called police, who arrested Jackson.

Gum ball machines stolen in separate break-ins

Two gum ball machines were stolen from Lothian and Crofton businesses overnight Wednesday in separate smash-and-grab burglaries, county police said.

The break-in at D. P. Carry-Out and Deli in Lothian was discovered about 2: 30 a.m. when a burglar alarm sounded.

Donna Stanley, an employee of Total Look hair salon in Crofton, called police about 7: 30 a.m. to report the break-in there.

Pub Date: 8/25/96

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