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Response team member to receive medal tonight

Neil Jones of Glen Burnie is one of four members of the state Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Team who will receive the Baltimore County Fire Department's top civilian commendation tonight.

The Citizen's Medal of Honor is being awarded to the men for their efforts in controlling a Feb. 17 ammonia leak at the G. Heileman Brewing Co.

The leak led to the evacuation of most of the plant off Hollins Ferry Road and prompted officials to close the Harbor Tunnel Thruway.

The men worked through the night to identify a faulty valve in the refrigeration system as the source of the ammonia.


* Glen Burnie: Tools valued at $350 were stolen from a 1980 Chevrolet truck parked in the lot of Home Depot in the 600 block of Ordnance Road Thursday afternoon.

* Margate: Jewelry, tapes and other property valued at $650 were stolen from a home in the 200 block of Margate Drive Friday.

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