Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

December 01, 2003|By From staff reports

In Calvert County

Carbon monoxide suspected in illness of 17 churchgoers

MUTUAL M-y Seventeen churchgoers were taken to a hospital yesterday for suspected carbon-monoxide poisoning, according to Calvert County firefighters.

A child suffered a seizure at Waters Memorial United Methodist Church in the 5400 block of Mackall Road about 9:40 a.m., according to firefighters. Shortly afterward, others began complaining of nausea, headaches and dizziness.

Twelve adults and five children were taken to Calvert Memorial Hospital for testing. All are expected to recover, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Firefighters detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the building, and shut down the air-conditioning and heating units and ventilated the building. County workers and private contractors were working yesterday to find the source of the carbon monoxide, firefighters said.

In Anne Arundel

HANOVER M-y Police were searching for a man who shot and cut a 21-year-old man in a mall parking lot about 2:20 a.m. yesterday.

The victim, whom police declined to identify, was injured after arguing with another man in the parking lot outside Jillian's at Arundel Mills, police said.

The injured man was taken to North Arundel Hospital and then transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.

Boys charged with robbing woman using pellet guns

GLEN BURNIE M-y Anne Arundel County police arrested two 13-year-old boys early yesterday and charged them with using pellet guns to rob a woman.

Two boys approached the woman about 1 a.m. while she was getting into her car in the 7900 block of Allard Court and stole her wallet and the car. She gave police a description of her vehicle, and officers later stopped the car on Donaldson Avenue, police said.

Officers discovered two pellet guns in the car, police said. The suspects were charged as juveniles with armed robbery, theft, assault and weapons violations, police said. They were being held yesterday at Cheltenham Youth Facility.

Police did not identify the boys or the victim.

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