Man charged in car theft escapes police stationA Hampstead...

September 24, 1997

Man charged in car theft escapes police station

A Hampstead man being held at the town's police station while being processed on auto theft and other charges escaped shortly before noon yesterday, police said.

Matthew Rendelman of the 1300 block of N. Main St. fled from the holding area and was believed to be using his mother's green Geo Storm, police said.

About three hours after the escape, Rendelman reportedly boarded a Metro train at Old Court Road near Pikesville and was headed toward Baltimore, state police said.

Manchester boy, 7, dies after bike is hit by pickup

A Manchester boy died Monday night after he apparently rode his bicycle into the path of a pickup truck on Westminster Street, town police said.

Timothy Barrett, 7, of Park Avenue, a second-grader at Manchester Elementary, was resuscitated at the scene of the 4 p.m. accident but died at 10: 55 p.m. in the pediatric unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Sgt. Joe Lettau.

"He was riding his bicycle west on Westminster Street and pulled in front of the small pickup," Lettau said.

No charges will be filed against the driver of the 1997 Chevrolet S-10 who "had no time to react," Lettau said.

The sergeant said the boy was not wearing a helmet.

Fire

Lineboro: Firefighters responded at 9: 23 p.m. Monday for a house fire in the 19900 block of Bollinger Road. Units were out 37 minutes.

Pub Date: 9/24/97

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