A 17-year-old Pasadena girl was thrown from the truck she...

November 13, 1997

A 17-year-old Pasadena girl was thrown from the truck she was driving yesterday as it skidded off Mountain Road and rolled over several times, county police said.

Heidi Lynn Cary, 17, of the 8400 block of Main Ave. was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said Cary was driving west on Mountain Road near Postal Court shortly after 1 a.m. in a 1997 Ford Ranger when the truck skidded off the right shoulder and overturned several times.

Sparks from a pellet stove vent ignited dried grass on top of a lawn mower that was stored on the deck of a Stoney Beach townhouse and started a fire that sent flames up the back wall of the house and into the attic Tuesday, EMS/Fire/Rescue spokesman John Scholz said.

The owners, Wilson and Mary Green, escaped uninjured from their house in the 1500 block of Stoney Beach Way.

Firefighters were called shortly after 6 p.m. and found flames coming from the attic. It took 45 minutes to bring the fire under control, Scholz said.

The fire began on a rear deck when a spark from the vent ignited grass, Scholz said.

Scholz used the fire as an example to warn homeowners to keep flammable items at least three feet away from furnaces, wood stoves and pellet stove vents.

A Glen Burnie woman stuck her head out the passenger side of a moving car yesterday just as the driver sideswiped a truck parked on the side of Crain Highway, smashing the woman's head and arms into the truck.

Abby Lorraine McEvers, 19, of the 500 block of Delmar Ave. was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed in critical condition yesterday with neck and arm injuries.

The driver, Eric S. Scheppske, 21, of the 400 block of Fernglen Ave. was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended license and negligent driving.

Police said Scheppske was northbound on Crain Highway about 1: 30 a.m. in McEvers' 1995 Honda Civic with McEvers in the front passenger seat. McEvers was leaning out of the open window, according to a report.

As the car neared Sixth Avenue, it drifted onto the right shoulder and sideswiped the truck.

Police said Scheppske refused to perform a field sobriety test, but later submitted to a breath test. Police would not release the results of the test.

Police log

Pasadena: A thief broke into Long Point Service Center in the 4700 block of Mountain Road about 3: 30 a.m. Tuesday and stole a 100-pound safe with $2,635.

Severna Park: A thief broke into the concession stand at Kinder Park between Monday and Tuesday and stole $1,900 from a cash register and a lock box.

Pub Date: 11/13/97

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