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Cable installer dies of injuries received in fall from ladder


A cable installer died Sunday morning at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he fell 20 feet from a ladder and landed on his head Saturday, county police said.

Donald R. Miller, 53, of the 400 block of Arrowhead Drive in Lititz, Pa., was repairing cable Saturday at Fort Smallwood Road and Gallatin Way in Pasadena for an Intermedia Cable subcontractor, a police report said. He slipped at 5:45 p.m. and fell onto the road. Donald Pumphrey and Pamela Ruszin, two off-duty members of the county fire department, tended to Mr. Miller until an ambulance arrived and took him to Shock Trauma, police said. Police said Mr. Miller suffered severe head trauma.

He was pronounced dead at 5:05 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Vandals set fire to fiberglass figure

Vandals set fire to a 7-foot fiber glass figure of the Hamburglar at the McDonald's in the first block of Magothy Beach Road.

The fire occurred between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday. Police said someone poured a flammable liquid on the front of the figure and then set it on fire, scorching the Hamburglar and burning off his nose.


* Pasadena: Someone smashed the driver's window of a 1991 blue Isuzu truck parked in the lot of the Jumpers Cinema on Jumpers Hole Road and stole a Sony stereo, equalizer and a cellular phone worth $680 between 8:30 p.m. and 11:09 p.m. Friday.

* Green Hill Manor: An 18-speed mountain bike worth $800 was taken from an unlocked garage in the 8300 block of Sail Court between 1 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday.

* Rockview Beach: A $1,500 Mighty Power Washer was stolen from a shed in the 7800 block of Elizabeth Road between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:10 a.m. Friday.

* Pasadena: A 1995 Honda motorcycle worth $9,400 was stolen from the 200 block of Mulberry Ridge Court between 1 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

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