Arundel Digest


Frederick man injured by falling granite slabs

A Frederick man was seriously injured early Wednesday when two large slabs of granite knocked him from a truck platform in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

The accident occurred about 11 a.m., as John Joseph Smith III, 29, stood on the flatbed of the commercial vehicle, according to police reports.

Police said he was attempting to loosen straps securing the half-ton sheets of rock to the vehicle when the slabs moved, pushing him off the truck and into the front of a nearby forklift.

Smith suffered severe head trauma and was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, police said. Hospital officials were unable to say what his condition was late yesterday.

Police said the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating.

Annapolis man charged with sex offenses, assault

An Annapolis man accused of molesting an 8-year-old boy last April turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning, Annapolis police said yesterday.

Vojo Kominenovic, 47, of the 400 block of Hilltop Lane, was arrested and charged with two sex offenses and first-degree assault, said police spokesman Officer Hal Dalton. He was released from the county detention center on $5,000 bond yesterday.

An arrest warrant was issued for Kominenovic in August.

Sailboat destroyed in fire at pier at Downs Marina

Fire destroyed a 43-foot sailboat at the Downs Marina near Annapolis yesterday morning.

Fire Department spokesman Lt. Russ Davies said the blaze began about 10:30 a.m. near the 1400 block of Downham Market, where the vessel was docked at the end of a 300-foot pier on Clements Creek.

No one was injured, and damage is estimated at $275,000, Davies said. The investigation is continuing.

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