City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

June 20, 2008

BGE worker electrocuted in Sykesville

A 39-year-old BGE worker was electrocuted Wednesday morning while working at a substation in Sykesville, a spokeswoman from the utility company and police said.

Sykesville police said the man was performing routine maintenance when the incident occurred about 2:40 a.m. on Spout Hill Road, near Springfield Avenue.

Police and BGE officials are not releasing his name.

"We're investigating to determine exactly what happened," spokeswoman Linda Foy said.

The incident ignited a power failure in Sykesville that affected most homes and businesses, according to police.

A joint investigation involving the Sykesville police, BGE and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is under way, police said.

Brent Jones and Arin Gencer

Carroll County

Interstate 795

Motorcyclist hit by truck dies

A Carroll County man died yesterday after the motorcycle he was operating on Interstate 795 was struck from behind by a pickup truck, said state police at the Golden Ring barracks.

Police said Frederick Bruce Dolly, 57, of Washington Road in Westminster was driving a 1996 Yamaha north in stop-and-go traffic near Owings Mills Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup driven by Anthony G. Holland, 32, also of Westminster.

Police said Dolly was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by county Fire Department medics. Holland was not injured.

Police said charges no charges have been filed. An investigation by the barracks' crash team is continuing.

Richard Irwin

Anne Arundel

Glen Burnie

Truck collision kills driver, 77

A 77-year-old Crownsville man was killed Tuesday when his pickup truck was struck by another pickup truck that witnesses reported ran a red light in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Jerry Milton Stelzer of the 900 block of Sevarden Lane was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, according to police. His passenger, Michael Edwin Stelzer, 43, of the same address, was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said that Stelzer was driving a 1994 Toyota pickup west on 6th Avenue N.E. about 11:35 a.m. and entered the intersection at Ritchie Highway. Police said Stelzer's vehicle was hit by a 1999 Dodge Ram that was traveling north on Ritchie Highway.

Police said witnesses told them that the driver of the Ram went through a red light; the accident remains under investigation.

The driver of the Dodge was identified as Robert Richard Gaw Sr., 63, of the 900 block of Mount Desert Harbor in Pasadena. A 14-year-old, Shane Ross, of the same address, was sitting in the right front seat of the truck. Police said both were treated for minor injuries at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and released.

Baltimore

East side

Excessive lead found in children's ring

Baltimore health officials have issued a violation notice to a store in East Baltimore for selling an item of children's jewelry that contained excessive lead.

The item - a Dora the Explorer ring - was sold at Clever Mart, 200-214 N. Highland Ave., according to the Baltimore City Health Department.

Testing found that the ring had 50,600 parts per million of lead, far in excess of the limits imposed by city health officials last year. The ring was the only one of seven children's items tested this month to be found to have excessive lead.

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