Baltimore County Digest


February 24, 2007

Gas main break closes section of Belair Road

A gas main break in the Fullerton area of Baltimore County closed about four blocks of Belair Road yesterday, police said.

A contractor working in the area struck a gas main in the 8400 block of Belair Road about 1 p.m., BGE officials said.

Authorities were forced to close both lanes of Belair Road from Dunfield Road to Ridgelys Choice Drive as BGE crews fixed the main, county police said. No one was evacuated and no injuries occurred, officials said.

The gas main was expected to be fixed by late last night, BGE officials said.

Nick Shields


Police seek missing man

Baltimore County police are searching for a Woodlawn area man who suffers from several health-related ailments, authorities said.

Douglas E. Porter, 46, of the first block of Milford Mill Road has been missing since Thursday, county police said.

Porter is a diabetic and suffers from schizophrenia, high blood pressure and pulmonary disease, which requires him to carry a portable oxygen tank, county police said.

Porter is described as a black male, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 260 pounds. He was last seen wearing a beige and plaid shirt, beige pants and a black leather coat, county police said. He also had a portable green oxygen tank, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-887-2222.

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