Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

April 27, 2007

Police seek man who robbed jewelry store

Baltimore County police continue to seek a man who robbed a Catonsville-area jewelry store of more than $20,000 worth of jewelry Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a man entered House of Time in the 5600 block of Baltimore National Pike in the Ingleside Shopping Center and asked to see some rings, police said.

After an employee placed a display case containing an assortment of jewelry on the counter, police say, the man, who was trying on rings, suddenly reached into a pocket and made a motion as though he was armed.

The man then retrieved the display case containing 13 diamond rings, five gold bracelets and three other bracelets and fled on foot.

Anyone knowing the man's identity is urged to call the Wilkens Precinct at 410-887-0872.

Richard Irwin

Towson

Planners run storm exercise

With hurricane season approaching, county emergency planners participated in a daylong regional exercise yesterday that trained officials in the handling of a weather emergency.

The drill involved a mock Category 3 hurricane, called "Hurricane Zephyr," striking the region during Labor Day weekend, said Richard G. Muth, director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

The Baltimore County exercise, which was based in Towson, included the help of volunteers to set up cots for an emergency shelter at the Parkville Senior Center, Muth said.

"It takes everyone. Not one agency can provide that response," Muth said. "It takes Baltimore County and the surrounding jurisdictions."

Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November.

Nick Shields

UMBC

Safety-seat inspections offered

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Police Department is participating in a statewide effort aimed at increasing the awareness of seat-belt and child safety-seat use.

The department is offering free child safety-seat inspections by appointment. Information and to schedule a free safety-seat inspection: 410-455-3136.

Essex-Middle River

Brown to speak at dinner

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will speak at the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce Legislative Wrap Up Dinner at 6 p.m. Monday at Martin's East, 9000 Pulaski Highway.

Brown, a former member of the General Assembly, will share his perspective on the legislative session as a member of Maryland's executive leadership team. Brown has been designated to lead Maryland's planning for the Base Realignment and Closure program.

Tickets to the dinner are $50 a person for Chamber of Commerce members, and $60 for nonmembers.

Information and reservations: the chamber office, 410-686-2233.

Countywide

Children's Services moves

Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland has moved its Baltimore County office.

The office is now at 7000 Security Blvd., Suite 302. The phone number remains the same: 410-281-1334.

The Baltimore County office is one of 14 locations throughout Maryland offering assistance, including child abuse treatment services, domestic violence services, general counseling for families and individuals and in-home services for the elderly and adult disabled.

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