Party to aid shore repair

The Rockwood Beach Community Association hopes to scare up the money it needs to repair its shoreline through a benefit Halloween party from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

The association hopes to sell tickets to the community for $10 each. The event, which will include a costume contest and disc jockey, will be held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2462 on Bayside Beach Road.


For more information or tickets, call Janet Staude at 255-5069.

Suicide threat ends in surrender to police


A man who threatened to commit suicide in his Pasadena home kept police at bay for several hours Friday evening because they thought he was armed with two guns, county xTC police said.

Frank Patrick Nocar, 29, surrendered to police after about three hours of negotiations and was taken to North Arundel Hospital for evaluation.

He was not charged in the standoff, but was charged on an outstanding warrant for battery.

Police were called by Mr. Nocar's aunt, who told authorities her nephew had called her about 6:30 p.m. and told her to come home at 7 p.m. because "he was going to kill himself by taking cyanide."

Members of the Special Operations Squad were called to the house, but did not enter because they were told the suspect might have a shotgun and a pistol.

The man also said he would kill himself if police officers forcetheir way into the house, authorities said.

After several hours, police said the man surrendered withouincident. No guns or cyanide were found.