In Anne Arundel Davidsonville man is killed in collapse...

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October 06, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Davidsonville man is killed in collapse of Annapolis building

ANNAPOLIS -- A Davidsonville man was killed yesterday when the building he was helping to renovate partially collapsed, authorities said.

Kelvin Johnson, 42, was one of four construction workers inside the two-story building in the first block of Johnson Place in Annapolis when the first floor collapsed and the second floor crashed to the ground around 8:30 a.m., police said. One worker escaped unharmed and two suffered minor injuries. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The building was being renovated by Carraway LLC, according to a city building permit. Officials at Carraway could not be reached for comment yesterday. Authorities could not say what caused the collapse. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.

In Carroll County

Cockeysville man charged in series of break-ins

WESTMINSTER -- A 23-year-old Cockeysville man was charged yesterday in Carroll County with a series of break-ins Thursday at two homes and several businesses in the Mount Airy and Eldersburg areas.

Keith Michael Black, of the first block of Cedar Tree Court, faces 41 charges, including theft, conspiracy, destruction of property and possession of burglary tools, according to the Maryland State Police.

The investigation began when a man heard noises in his garage in the 6200 block of Wheat Miller Court in Mount Airy about 3 a.m. Thursday and obtained a license plate number from a suspicious car, according to charging documents. Later, thefts or damaged property were reported at a neighboring home, a construction trailer, the Links at Challedon golf course, a Gas & Go, and a skate park -- all in Mount Airy -- and the Freedom Golf Center in Eldersburg.

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