NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


Light rail from Linthicum will take fans to ballpark

Orioles fans going to the April 2 exhibition game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards will be able to catch a train on the state's Central Light Rail Line as far south as Linthicum.

The Mass Transit Administration had announced it would begin baseball-only service on the southern spur of the line as far as Linthicum starting Opening Day, April 5. Trains will also carry passengers April 2 in conjunction with the 3:05 p.m. game against Pittsburgh.

Regular service as far as Linthicum, with stops at Nursery Road, North Linthicum on Camp Meade Road and Linthicum, also on Camp Meade Road behind the Royal Farm Store, will start later in April.

No parking is available at the Linthicum station. North Linthicum has 162 parking spaces. Nursery Road has 37.

The state has opened 16 miles of the line from Timonium to Patapsco Avenue. The two southernmost stations, Ferndale and Dorsey Road, will open by mid-July.


* Brooklyn Park: Thieves took a bicycle valued at $300 from the yard of a home in the 5000 block of Brookwood Road Sunday night. Police said the thieves used a cable cutters to cut the combination lock off.

* Brooklyn Park: A shoplifter took 13 videotapes from the Erol's video store in the 5500 block of Ritchie Highway Tuesday. Police said the store video camera filmed the woman stuffing the Disney tapes in her jacket at 6:30 p.m. The property was valued at $325.

* Brooklyn Park: The manager of Murph's Liquors in the 6000 block of Ritchie Highway told police that someone stole $208 from a Keno machine Tuesday evening. The suspect asked a clerk to check on some liquor prices, and took the money when when the clerk's back was turned.

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