City/county Digest



News From Around The Baltimore Region

August 28, 2005


Search for Pa. fugitive expands into Howard, Balto. counties

The search for a Pennsylvania man who fled with a rifle after authorities tried to seize weapons from his home has expanded to Carroll, Howard and Baltimore counties, Maryland State Police said last night.

Pennsylvania police tried Thursday to execute a court order to confiscate firearms from Michael K. Voland Sr., 45, of Hanover, Pa., after his wife filed a domestic complaint.

According to police, Voland fled in his 1987 Chevrolet truck and drove south on Route 97 in Carroll County, where Maryland state troopers joined in the chase. He fled on foot, armed with a rifle, after his truck broke down in Berrett in the southern part of the county, police said.

Troopers set up roadblocks on Route 97 to search vehicles near the area where Voland is suspected to be hiding, state police said.

Late yesterday, police homed in on Patapsco Valley State Park along the border between Howard and Baltimore counties.

- Liz Kay and Melissa Harris


Police arrest city man for impersonating officer

Maryland State Police arrested a Baltimore man Friday after they say he showed a police badge to drivers on Interstates 695 and 795.

David M. Delong, 60, of the 3500 block of Benzinger Road in the Oaklee neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore, was charged with three counts of impersonating an officer.

State police said they began to investigate last month after a communications operator noted motorists made three similar police impersonator complaints in May, June and last month. A woman driving on I-695 at Greenspring Avenue reported such an incident at 10 a.m. Friday.

Witnesses reported that a man drove slowly along the interstate in a green-and-tan Jeep Cherokee. When a driver blew a horn or followed closely, he displayed a police badge and recklessly drove away.

- Liz Kay


Drivers warned of delays late Tuesday over Bay Bridge

State transportation officials are warning of possible delays late Tuesday and early Wednesday morning over the Bay Bridge.

Contractors will be installing a new overhead sign structure between the toll plaza and bridge from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. Wednesday.

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