Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

August 27, 2004

Odenton man victim of carjacking after giving 2 men a ride

An Odenton man was the victim of a carjacking early yesterday after he gave a ride to two men who signaled that they needed assistance on Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

The man stopped his maroon Chevrolet Trailblazer about 5:30 a.m. to help two men who were "waving their hands for a ride," according to a news release issued yesterday.

He agreed to give them a lift, and the two men got into his truck. A short time later, one of the men brandished a handgun and told the driver to get out of his vehicle, the report said.

The men took off in the truck and the victim walked to a nearby gas station on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, police said.

Lt. Joseph E. Jordan, a county police spokesman, could not be reached for comment yesterday.

Annapolis plays host to conference on masonry

Craft workers and historians will convene today and tomorrow in Annapolis for the last two days of a national conference on historic masonry.

The New Jersey-based International Masonry Institute, which is co-sponsoring the event with the city of Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust, will present a number of seminars and live demonstrations at the Governor Calvert House, the James Brice House and other locations.

Today's program will include a Historic Annapolis Walking Tour at 10 a.m., and craft worker demonstrations at the James Brice House at 1:30 p.m.

Conference topics will include restoration and historical analysis. Information: 410-263-1183.

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