Friday, March 1, 2013
Two officers who worked to save a young woman from a burning vehicle in January were recognized by local officials.
On Jan. 11, 18-year-old Casey Marie Bellofatto's car crossed the double yellow line on Route 97 near Sykesville and hit another vehicle head-on before turning over and starting on fire. Cpl. Craig Ream, an 11-year veteran of the Howard County police department happened upon the scene on his way to work and crawled under the hood of the burning car to rescue Bellofatto. After pulling the woman from the burning car, Ream and Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Cpl. Gunnar Burdt carried her up a hill and away from the vehicle. Earlier this week the two officers were recognized by local officials for their courage and valor in saving the young woman's life. Carroll County Sheriff Kenneth Tregoning was joined by Howard County Chief of Police …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The dramatic rescue 'took amazing courage,' said Howard County Police Chief William McMahon.
A Howard County police officer crawled under the hood of a burning car and squeezed himself through a small opening to pull a teenage woman from a wreck on Route 97 in Carroll County early Friday morning, according to police. The woman, Casey Marie Bellofatto, 18, of Sykesville, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition, according to a police statement. Cpl. Craig Ream, an 11-year veteran of the police department, was on his way to work around 3 a.m. to serve a search warrant, when he happened upon the crash, said police. That's when he attempted to use a fire extinguisher to combat the blaze, but it had little effect, and so he decided to risk his own safety to attempt to save the woman. "…
Monday, June 11, 2012
A 60-year-old with a disorienting medical condition went missing at about 6:30 a.m. Monday.
(UPDATED, 11:05 a.m., 6/13) -- Howard County Police have found Bruce Howard Lovelett, 60, who was considered a missing person after he was last seen at about 6:30 a.m. Monday walking along Route 32 near Route 99 in Sykesville. "He was located not far from his home in good condition," said Sherry Llewellyn of the Office of Public Affairs. HCPD updated its Facebook page with the information Tuesday, she said. "Lovelett suffers from a medical condition that may cause him to be confused about his location and surroundings," a statement to the media said. "Police are concerned for his welfare." MORE INFO: Police described Lovelett as a white male with gray hair and a long grey beard, 5-feet 9-inches tall, 180 pounds. He wears wire-rimmed …
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Watch the best videos of the week from the Patch sites in your part of Maryland.
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Speed and wet roadways were factors in the collision, according to Police.
Two Sykesville teens were listed in serious condition following a car crash in Lisbon late Wednesday, according to a Howard County Police press release. At 10:18 p.m. Wednesday, the driver of a 2011 Honda Accord was traveling at high rate of speed eastbound on Frederick Road at Bahner Court in Lisbon when the vehicle left the roadway, struck a telephone pole, rotated, struck a tree and overturned, according to police. The juvenile driver, a 17-year-old male from Sykesville, was transported to University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center, in serious condition. Police will not release his name due to the possibility of pending charges. The front seat passenger, Jesse Michael Byrd, 16, also of Sykesville, was also transported to Shock …
Friday, April 1, 2011
A look at some of the week's headlines from around the region.
Armed Robbery at Columbia Mall Jewelry Store; Police Seeking Suspects No Turbine Required: Wind Powers Education at Ellicott City School Boys’ Lacrosse: Hammond Can’t Keep Pace With River Hill