City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

June 04, 2008

City police seek missing man, 56

Baltimore police are looking for a 56-year-old man with dementia who has been missing since Monday from an assisted-living center in West Baltimore.

Police released a photograph of the man, Carl Larry Frierson, and said he was last seen wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt and white tennis shoes. Freirson knows his name but might not remember where he lives or how to get there, according to a police bulletin. He lives at the Chamber's Nest, an assisted-living facility in the 1800 block of Ellamont St., police said.

Police said anyone who sees him should call 911.

Annie Linskey

Dorchester County

Cambridge

January fire ruled accidental

A seven-alarm fire Jan. 15 that destroyed two businesses and damaged others in Cambridge's downtown business district was accidental, started when items left too close to a hotplate ignited in a break area at an antiques store on Race Street, the state fire marshal's office has determined.

Joseph G. Zurolo Jr., a spokesman, said investigators concluded that the hotplate was in the back room of Shore Bid Antiques, at 446 Race St.

The fire quickly spread to William G. Willikers Antiques, at 448 Race St., and two other commercial buildings.

Damage was estimated at $1 million.

Carroll County

Mount Airy

Medical center has opened

A new medical center that provides primary and urgent care services opened recently in Mount Airy, the result of a partnership between Carroll Hospital Center and Frederick Memorial Hospital. The hospitals are sharing the medical office building at 1502 S. Main St. and the Ambulatory Surgery Center at 1001 Twin Arch Road. Information: 410-871-6836.

Ellie Baublitz

Traffic

Route 31 intersection to close tomorrow

The intersection to Old New Windsor Road (Route 852) from Route 31 at Tahoma Farm Road in Westminster will close tomorrow as work begins on a new traffic pattern, the State Highway Administration said. Motorists who need access to Route 852 can use Uniontown Road for eastbound travel or Stone Chapel Road to go west.

Next month, the SHA will begin installing a traffic signal on Route 31 at Tahoma Farm Road.

Ellie Baublitz

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