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. "…
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Watch the best videos of the week from the Patch sites in your part of Maryland.
Although Patch has plenty of great stories written by local editors, we also produce video stories every week. Sometimes we catch local celebrities showing off skills for the camera and other times we feature crime and other visual stories. All are part of your local news experience, and all are available here. Here are the best headlines from video stories on Patch sites near you: Have an idea for a video from Patch? Tell us in the comments.
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