Regional Digest

REGIONAL DIGEST

September 23, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Anne Arundel

Aberdeen man identified as worker killed at BWI

LINTHICUM - A worker killed yesterday in a construction accident at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has been identified as Marlo Cabot, 41, of Aberdeen.

Cabot, an employee of Minneapolis-based Harmon Inc., was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 10 a.m. Tuesday after a 1-ton pallet of glass panels fell on him. He died a few hours later.

According to Harmon spokeswoman Mary Ann Jackson, Cabot had been employed as an iron worker with the company's Baltimore office since November last year. Harmon is installing glass panels in the faM-gade of the airport's new A/B Terminal, which will house Southwest Airlines operations.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating the incident.

In Harford County

Sheriff's office probes fatal shooting of horse

FALLSTON - The sheriff's office is investigating the shooting of a horse named Mia who was found dead with at least three bullet wounds in a pasture about 6 p.m. Monday.

Owner Cynthia Warner, 56, said she let Mia out to pasture at 7:30 a.m. Monday and went looking for the 17-year-old thoroughbred mix when the horse failed to return to the barn. Mia, valued at $8,500 and ridden exclusively by children, had been shot in the neck, heart, and hindquarters.

Warner said she heard gunshots about 8 a.m. Monday but didn't think much of it because her farm is in a rural area. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered by Harford Crime Solvers at 1-888-540-TIPS.

Former state worker gets suspended sentence in theft

BEL AIR - A 56-year-old Bel Air man was given a one-year suspended sentence and ordered to repay the state $12,000 after pleading guilty to one count of felony theft, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced yesterday.

According to Curran, Edward Allen Schwarz of 22 Bright Oaks Drive served as the equipment officer for the Maryland Transportation Authority. He was responsible for taking state-owned vehicles to a public auction.

From 1997 to 1999, Schwarz sold five vehicles privately for cash and kept the proceeds, Curran said. The sales totaled $12,000. Schwarz no longer works for the state agency.

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