Repairs to begin July 25 on segment of Riva Road

July 18, 1999

A $400,000 overhaul of Riva Road between West Street and Admiral Cochrane Drive in Parole is to begin at 6 p.m. July 25. The work will be done at night to minimize the impact on traffic and business.

The job includes milling and paving, along with repairs to curbs, gutters and sidewalks, adjustment and renovation of 23 manholes, and relocation of traffic sensors at lighted intersections.

The contractor, Reliable Contracting Co., will be doing the work from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday, and is expected to complete the project by the end of next month.

Information about the project may be obtained by calling the Department of Public Works manager, Wayne Menchy, at 410-222- 4350.

Neighborhoods to take stand against crime on Night Out

The 16th National Night Out will be observed in Annapolis Aug. 3. More than 31 million people are expected to participate in the annual demonstration across the country.

National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 3, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening out with neighbors and police. Many neighborhoods will hold special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks and anti-crime rallies.

This week's planning, code meetings are postponed

The Anne Arundel Department of Planning and Code Enforcement has postponed meetings scheduled for this week to review the draft Small Area Plans and associated comprehensive zoning changes for Annapolis Neck, Crofton and Crownsville.

No new dates have been scheduled.

Judy Vollmar, a long-range planner for the county, said that officials decided they needed more time to review plans submitted during hearings for Broadneck and Severna Park. They also intend to review the plan for Edgewater/Mayo, which is to be the focus of a hearing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the Anne Arundel County Board of Education in Annapolis.

Glen Burnie man charged in Thursday crab theft

Police have arrested and charged a Glen Burnie man with destruction of property and burglary of a Pasadena seafood market, a police spokesman said.

James C. Hall was being held Friday on $10,000 bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.

Responding to a silent alarm Thursday night at Fresh Meadows Food Market, 8353 Ritchie Highway, police found a man removing three crates of crabs from a walk-in freezer, Lt. Jeff Kelly said.

John Haas, Fresh Meadows president, estimates the damaged crabs would have fed 60 people.

Man, 52, robbed Friday after leaving nightclub

A 52-year-old Riviera Beach man was robbed Friday after he left a nightclub in the 8400 block of Fort Smallwood Road, a police spokesman said.

At 1 a.m., Elmer C. Smith was pushed to the ground by two men, who stole his wallet containing $70, then ran into a nearby neighborhood, said Lt. Jeff Kelly, Anne Arundel police spokesman.

One of the assailants was described as appearing to be 20 years old with a blond crew-style haircut, Kelly said. Police have no suspects. Smith suffered a cut knee and bump on the forehead.

Pub Date: 7/18/99

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