Ellicott City youth, 17, walking on U.S. 40, is struck by car, dies

CITY/COUNTY DIGEST

August 15, 2006

A 17-year-old Ellicott City youth was fatally injured when he was struck by a car while walking on U.S. 40 at U.S. 29 just before midnight Sunday, Howard County police said.

Calvin Marcelus Johnson of the 3500 block of Court House Drive was walking in the eastbound lanes of the highway at 11:30 p.m. Sunday night when a 2002 Acura, driven by another 17-year-old from Ellicott City, hit him. Police say Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Acura was not injured, and police did not release his name pending further investigation.

Baltimore: Fairfield

City man, 59, dies in work accident

The Maryland Occupation Safety and Health agency is investigating a workplace accident at a medical waste disposal firm in Baltimore's Fairfield section that fatally injured a Northeast Baltimore man. Charles H. English Jr., 59, of the 1500 block of Lakeside Ave. in the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside neighborhood, was struck by hydraulically operated disposal equipment while cleaning an incinerator about 10 a.m. Thursday, according to city police and details from his family. An employee of Stericycle in the 5900 block of Chemical Road, English suffered extensive injuries and died early Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, authorities said.

Richard Irwin

Anne Arundel: Sandy Point

Swimming banned pending test results

The waters at Sandy Point State Park will remain closed at least through today while the Anne Arundel County Department of Health awaits further test results of bacteria levels. The latest results, from tests taken Sunday, showed bacteria had fallen to safe levels at the East Beach, but remained high at the South Beach. The counts must be at safe levels for two consecutive days for the water to be open to swimmers, said Elin Jones, a spokeswoman for the department. Monday's test results will be available today. The county warned against direct contact with the water Sunday, nine days after lifting a similar health advisory at the park outside Annapolis. Health officials are working with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Salisbury University to pinpoint the cause of the elevated bacteria levels.

Nia-Malika Henderson

Annapolis

Tests inconclusive in PCP-ingestion case

An 18-month-old girl who police initially said ingested PCP was released from a hospital after test results proved inconclusive, Annapolis police said yesterday. Initial blood tests suggested that the child had ingested the drug Friday. But Officer Hal Dalton, a police spokesman, said it is possible for cough syrup to show up as the hallucinogenic drug in blood tests. The girl's mother, 19-year-old Shanell Smith, took her to Anne Arundel Medical Center after the girl spent the day with a family friend. The child, who was falling and lethargic, was transferred to Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Dalton said police are investigating but had no plans to charge the mother.

Nia-Malika Henderson

Prince George's: Robbery

Man is indicted in Viagra theft

A 47-year-old Prince George's County man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Greenbelt on a charge of stealing $12,000 worth of Viagra pills from the pharmacy warehouse at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland's U.S. attorney's office announced. Maryland's U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said Lawrence Williams of District Heights stole more than 15 bottles of the medication, containing 100 pills each, from the base's pharmacy warehouse where he worked.

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