February 13, 1994
Wanda lifts a swollen hand to her face, scratches her nose and tells the eternal lie about quitting the heroin habit.Her eyelids are at half-mast, and her voice is the low grumble of the junkie as she talks about life on the street in the white glow of the Marylander Motel sign on Pulaski Highway."
October 10, 1996
Police logEllicott City: 8700 block of Stone-house Drive: Someone stole tools from CNH Mechanical Tuesday morning after cutting a padlock off a construction trailer.Elkridge: 6200 block of Ducketts Lane: Someone stole a 1995 Chevrolet Astro van. It has Maryland license 683799M.Ellicott City: 3600 block of Mount Ida Drive: Someone stole a dark blue 1992 Chevrolet Lumina. It has Maryland license DFX568.Pub Date: 10/10/96
February 24, 1993
POLICE* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Eliots Oak Road: Someone threw a rock at a rear bedroom window, shattering it, about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.5400 block of Beaver Kill Road: Someone cut a padlock on a locker inside the Columbia Athletic Center between 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday, and stole $40 in cash from a wallet.* Wilde Lake: 6300 block of Open Window: A garage door opener was taken from a vehicle on Feb. 13. On Feb. 19, the victim noticed two mountain bicycles were missing from the garage.
June 16, 1995
POLICE LOG* Ellicott City: 4700 block of Salterforth Place: Vandals threw raw eggs onto a house and pried out its window screen early Tuesday, but police said there was no entry.7800 block of Rockburn Drive: Thieves walked into a home's open garage and took a lawn mower Tuesday, police said.* Elkridge: 100 block of Deep Run Park: A burglar cut a shed's lock and stole lawn equipment Tuesday, police said.6700 block of Montgomery Road: Someone broke a padlock off a storage shed at Grace Episcopal Church early Tuesday, but nothing was taken, police said.
September 3, 1996
Police logElkridge: 6300 Old Washington Blvd.: Someone pried open a door frame and removed a padlock on a storage shed at Water Works car wash Friday morning. Nothing was taken. A man was seen driving away in a late-model small truck. He was described as age 18 to 25, white and wearing tan shorts, a multicolored shirt and a baseball cap.Ellicott City: 6100 block of Meadowridge Road: A construction trailer was broken into, but nothing was taken. A lock on the door was cut.Pub Date: 9/03/96
February 16, 1996
The owner of an Edgewater landscaping company told police someone cut the padlock off a barn door and stole lawn equipment worth more than $5,200 between Tuesday evening and 10 a.m. Wednesday.Richard Easterling, 30, owner of Rix Landscaping and Lawn Service told police he stored his equipment -- two Gravely mowers, a chain saw, an edger, a hedge cutter, two weed cutters, a blower and bolt cutters -- in the barn behind the Edgewater post office in the first block of Mayo Road Tuesday evening.
March 11, 2012
Wow! If you haven't watched this week's episode of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC yet, don't read anymore (but please come back later), because something major happened. Now that we've got that warning out of the way, can you believe Rick killed Shane?! That was so awesome. The tension between them leading up to the argument was so nerve-racking. I didn't even see the knife coming. Although I must say, I did think that Rick was going to kill Shane. After everything Shane had said to him, like about how he was a better father than Rick, and a better man, there was no way that they were going to just walk back to the farm together like old pals.
October 23, 2010
The Thirsty Turtle bar has been open for three years, but that's long enough to develop a reputation and following among University of Maryland students. The Turtle, as students call it, is known for its packed dance floor, loud music, sticky floors, cheap drinks and, as the bar has been charged, often lax carding at the door. "They call it the freshman bar," said Brian Hearn, 21, a senior communications major. "It was a joke getting in there. I guess it still is. " Last week, police were called to a fight-turned-stabbing on U.S. 1, involving five intoxicated men who had been kicked out of the College Park bar. Three of the victims were underage UM students.
November 6, 2010
The local java joint or airport terminal might seem like the perfect location to log onto Facebook or troll Amazon for a deal. But for anyone who has accepted the convenience of unsecured Internet access, here's another reminder to be cautious about what information you share online. When you use a wireless network — or even many wired ones — your communications are sent to every other computer on the network, said Seth Schoen, senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit group that defends civil rights in the digital world.
January 21, 1993
POLICE* Clarksville5700 block of Trotter Road: A padlock was pried open on a storage shed between Dec. 5 and Jan. 16, and tools were taken.* Glenelg3800 block of Ivory Road: Someone entered a school bus between 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 6:50 a.m. Jan. 14, and stole a $375 men's gold watch, a $174 pair of prescription sunglasses and a $14 Parker pen.* Woodbine700 block of Morgan Station Road: Someone smashed a mailbox between 11 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday.*...