Fallen tree limb on line causes power failure

September 23, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

More than 1,700 customers along the Howard-Baltimore county line north of Ellicott City were without electricity for just over an hour last night after a tree limb fell on a power line, a spokesman for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said.

Spokesman Chuck Rayburn said operations at the Hollofield substation near the Patapsco River were interrupted from 8: 19 p.m. to 9: 31 p.m., while work crews repaired the damaged line and restored power to 1,773 customers.

No emergencies were reported during the power failure, Rayburn said.

Three Baltimore teens accused of stealing cars

Police from Howard and Baltimore counties arrested three Baltimore teens early Friday in Ellicott City and charged them with car theft and attempted car theft.

Arrested were Franklin Roosevelt Coit, 19, of the 3900 block of Clifton Ave. and Amefika Matsimela Igwe Brown, 18, of the 1900 block of Cedrick Road. A 16-year-old boy also was arrested, but his name was not released.

A witness reported seeing three teens tampering with cars in the 3200 block of Normandy Woods Drive about 2: 30 a.m. Friday.

Police said they found one teen in a stolen vehicle. The other two were arrested on U.S. 40 after a Baltimore County police K-9 team found them.

Police log

Ellicott City: 10100 block of U.S. 40: Thieves broke the front glass door of the Hair Cuttery and took two bank bags containing $250 Thursday morning.

Pub Date: 9/23/96

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