Regional Digest

Regional Digest

April 18, 2004|By From staff reports

In Anne Arundel

Boy, 6, hit by car, listed in serious condition

RIVIERA BEACH - A 6-year-old boy was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night after being struck by a car near his home, authorities said.

Tyler Mech of the 7600 block of Pine Haven Drive was riding his bicycle near the intersection of Pine Haven Drive and Briar Lane about 7:30 p.m. when he went through a stop sign into the intersection, Anne Arundel County police said. Tyler, who was not wearing a helmet, was hit by a car being driven by Keith Wilczek, 21, of the 7900 block of East Shore Road in Pasadena, police said.

Wilczek was not at fault in the accident, police said.

In Howard County

Man enters home, steals cash from two residents

ELLICOTT CITY - Police were searching for a man they said robbed an Ellicott City home early yesterday.

The man entered a house in the 3300 block of Hollow Court about 12:40 a.m. and demanded money from two residents. After receiving cash, the man fled out the front door.

The residents were not hurt, police said.

In Baltimore County

Firefighters bring in water to put out blaze at farm

BUTLER - Firefighters responded to a three-alarm blaze that engulfed a large commercial farm building for two hours yesterday afternoon before it was contained. With no hydrants nearby, they had to bring in thousands of gallons of water and siphon water from a pond.

Elise Armacost, spokeswoman for the Baltimore County Fire Department, said the fire was reported at 3:10 p.m. in a metal building in the 15000 block of Yeoho Road. Investigators determined the fire was accidental, Fire Department officials said.

The building was unoccupied. It contained equipment, tools and parts, Armacost said.

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