February 1, 2004
Developers planning subdivisions in eastern Howard County or projects that require conditional-use permission must meet with neighbors before submitting plans to the county. The next meetings are: Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Reese & Carney LLP, 10715 Charter Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, for a conditional-use proposal for the Church of Latter-day Saints, 6020 Ten Oaks Road, Clarksville. Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Savage Volunteer Fire House, 8925 Lincoln St., Savage, for a proposal to build eight homes on 1.93 acres of the Scovitch property on Washington Avenue in North Laurel.
February 21, 2001
The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3700. East Columbia Phelps Luck Drive: 5300 block, Long Reach. Two men entered a High's Store on Feb. 7, displayed a handgun and demanded money. They took the cash and fled. Dobbin Road: 6400 block, Owen Brown. Two men were approached Feb. 13 by two people who displayed handguns and stole their jewelry. West Columbia Little Patuxent Parkway: 10300 block, Town Center.
April 26, 1996
Police logOwen Brown: 900 block of McGaw Court: The rear bay door at Tristate Electrical Supply was pried from its tracking rail and pushed in early Wednesday, activating an alarm.Kings Contrivance: 7600 block of Murray Hill Road: A rock was thrown through the front door of a High's Store late Wednesday or early Thursday and cartons of cigarettes were taken.Long Reach: 5600 block of Waterloo Road: A gray 1986 Dodge Omni was stolen Monday. It didn't have license plates.Owen Brown: 8700 block of Snowden River Parkway: A red 1992 Plymouth Voyager with Maryland license plates 497308M was stolen Tuesday.
July 1, 1996
Police logEllicott City: 8200 block of Main St.: A saw was taken from Reedy Electric on Wednesday morning. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.Ellicott City: 3900 block of Old Columbia Pike: Jewelry was taken from a house sometime between June 23 and Thursday. There were no signs of forced entry or ransacking.Ellicott City: 3000 Autumn Branch Lane: Someone entered the Great Oaks Apartment complex pool area Wednesday night or Thursday morning through a damaged door and vandalized the building.
August 8, 1996
Auto dealer's plan for new building is approvedThe Howard County Planning Board has approved Apple Ford's plan to construct a 10,000-square-foot building for its used-vehicle and fleet sales departments behind the main dealership on Stanford Boulevard, just off Snowden River Parkway in east Columbia's Owen Brown village.Chip Doetsch, director of operations, said the dealership also plans to add a new lot on 1.8 acres to allow for more customer parking and stock.Police logLong Reach: 7100 block of Old Waterloo Road: Someone took unspecified property from a residence after cutting a lock between July 23 and 3 p.m. Tuesday.
August 23, 2007
On August 19, 2007, RUTH MABEL McCREA (nee Parr). Beloved wife of the late William J. McCrea; devoted mother of Linda L. Rayne, Barbara M. Vinson, and the late Ellen V. Karfgin; mother-in-law of David Karfgin; grandmother of Kimberly Campbell. Memorial services will be held at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 6400 Waterloo Road (route 108), Columbia, MD, on Friday, August 24 at 11 A.M. Interment private. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Stella Maris Hospice, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093 or to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center, P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236.
April 11, 1995
POLICE LOG* Ellicott City: 4700 block of Bonnie Branch Road: Stereo equipment was stolen from a home last Wednesday. Police said there was no sign of forced entry.3100 block of West Springs Drive: A blue 1983 Chevrolet station wagon with Maryland tags WBH 259 was stolen Thursday, police said.4300 block of Centennial Lane: Cash was stolen from a concession stand at Centennial High School after someone pried open a plywood window there early Friday, police said.3400 block of Ellicott Center Drive: An intruder removed the lock from a business' storage area and stole furniture between Wednesday and Saturday, police said.
July 26, 1996
Police logElkridge: 6600 block of Santa Barbara Road: Someone climbed a fence at McNew Culligan Water Treatment Systems between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday and took a tire and rim from a van.Elkridge: 6600 block of Santa Barbara Road: Someone broke glass in the front door of Vertex Computer Cable about 1: 20 a.m. Thursday and fled when discovered by the night shift crew.Ellicott City: Waterloo Road at Montgomery Road: A construction foreman at the Development Contractors site noticed keys and a saw taken from a trailer.
January 13, 2001
A 76-year-old Elkridge man died yesterday when his car struck a tree and went over an embankment in Columbia, Howard County police said. The sole occupant of the car, George Norman Andrews of the 6800 block of Old Waterloo Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was traveling east on Little Patuxent Parkway, between Harpers Farm Road and Banneker Road, at 9:25 a.m. when the accident occurred. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates that Andrews' 1997 silver Cadillac DeVille apparently veered to the left.