100 businesses hit by vandalism, merchants are told

March 13, 1997

Glen Burnie merchants learned last night at a meeting with county police officers, community leaders and politicians that their community is not alone in suffering vandalism and graffiti attacks.

The recent wave of damage extends from the Baltimore line to Jumpers Hole Road in Pasadena, county police told them. Since November, about 100 business have been hit, police said.

County police said they believe juveniles are responsible. In some incidents, BB guns and slingshots were used to shoot out windows.

No arrests have been made, said county police, who met with merchants at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Hall.

Last week merchants established a reward account at the Bank of Glen Burnie called PBC -- Police, Business, Community, Helping Each Other.

A town meeting on the problem has been scheduled at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Improvement Association.

Contributions to the reward fund may be made to: PBC, Bank of Glen Burnie, P.O. Box 70, Glen Burnie 21061.

Pub Date: 3/13/97

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