Police seeking hit-and-run driver
Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the driver of a blue Mercedes-Benz that hit a 15-year-old boy who was trying to help an accident victim on the night of July 24.
Daniel Lally, of the 1400 block of Quinn Lane in Baldwin, was helping an accident victim on Paper Mill Road near Green Branch Drive, where a car had run off the road and into a tree. The late-model Mercedes came around the curve and hit Daniel, pinning his left leg against the tree. His leg and ankle were broken.
The driver of the Mercedes, who had a female passenger, backed up and sped off, police said.
The car's right front fender and hood were damaged, and its right headlight was broken. Anyone with information should call the Cockeysville police at 887-1820.
A 14-year-old West Baltimore boy was wounded last night when a robbery victim pulled a gun and fired at two holdup men in the first block of E. Pratt St. near Harborplace, police said.
Police said the victim was walking near the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company building shortly after 10 p.m. when two males tried to rob a man wearing red shorts and a red shirt. The victim reach into his waistband and pull a handgun, police said.
The man fired a shot at the two men, missing them, the youth said.
However, the youngster was in the line of fire and received a minor grazing wound to top of the right side of his head, police said.
Police said the youth walked home and reported the shooting to his parents, who called police.
The teen-ager was treated at Maryland Shock-Trauma Center and released today.
The two men and the robbery victim fled and were being sought.
A motorcyclist was killed early yesterday in Calvert County.
A spokesman for the county sheriff's department said Scott S. Swing, 25, of Owings, was killed shortly after midnight when his motorcycle went out of control on Chesapeake Beach Road in Owings and hit a guardrail. Mr. Swing was not wearing a helmet, the spokesman said.
Three county residents were being held at the Queen Anne's County Detention Center after a speeding stop led to the seizure of 1.2 kilos of cocaine , state police said.
The three were traveling on Md. 301 in Centreville about 4:45 p.m. Saturday when they were pulled over for speeding by Tfc. Charles W. Prince. When the trooper grew suspicious, his police dog, Sandie, sniffed the car and detected cocaine in a rear ashtray.
The three were taken to the barracks, where police found an electronically controlled secret pocket in the --board of the vehicle. A search warrant was obtained, and the cocaine was found.
Rebecca Ellen Boggs, 27, and Russell Jerome Moore, 28, both of Annapolis, and the driver of the car, Ronnette Balinda Cook, 25, of Arnold, were charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and other offenses, police said.
A North Point man was charged with assault yesterday after a domestic dispute turned into an hourlong standoff with county police.
David Ratmond Bearden, 60, of the 600 block of Willow Spring Road, was involved in an argument with his mother and sister when police arrived about 3:45 p.m.
When Mr. Bearden produced a shotgun, police retreated. Tactical and hostage negotiation units were brought in and Mr. Bearden surrendered at 4:45 p.m. He is being evaluated at Franklin Square Hospital, said Cpl. Jerry Fitch.
District Judge Donald F. Smith has ruled that evidence seized in a drug raid on a Westminster home cannot be used in a trial against Sara L. Davis, 21, a resident of the home.
During Ms. Davis' trial, the judge called the original search warrant bad. The state then dropped charges against her. The same warrant was used to bring four-count indictments against her mother, Pamela Davis, and her brother, David Davis.
The raid resulted from a tip from United Parcel Service. A UPS security officer in California, who thought a package addressed to Pamela Davis in Westminster looked suspicious, opened it and found 1.5 ounces of marijuana, court records show. The resealed package was sent to the county Narcotics Task Force, which used it as grounds for probable cause and the issuance of a warrant.
On May 7, a task force officer, dressed as a UPS employee, delivered the same package to Pamela Davis. Once she signed for it, members of the task force entered the home, and seized computer equipment, business records, drug paraphernalia, and another ounce of marijuana and arrested Ms. Davis, her son and daughter.
A Frederick County sheriff's office spokesman said Steven Lee Mort, 24, of Keymar, was killed at 2:40 a.m. Saturday when his 1988 Dodge Ram pickup truck went off on Copper Mine Road between Md. 75 and Pine Tree Road near Union Bridge, crashed into a guardrail and overturned.
A passenger, John B. Poole, 23, was in satisfactory condition today at Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Iriam Rivera, who has served four years as an investigator with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, becomes Harford County's new human relations coordinator today.
Mrs. Rivera, 46, replaces Selena Gaskins, who retired May 1, in the $31,000-a-year job. She lives in Aberdeen with her husband and two children.
Music and dance will become as important as math and science at a private Columbia school thanks to the Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University.
The Preparatory, an out-reach program of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, will offer music and dance lessons this fall at Columbia Academy, a private school for 2-year-olds through 9-year-olds, on Md. 108, east of U.S. 29.
"It's just an outstanding complement to our program," said Raymond Chapman, who founded the academy last September with his wife, Gayle. "The Peabody can provide the full curriculum of music and dance."
Two Preparatory instructors, with degrees in early childhood education, will teach music and dance seven days a week at the academy, said Preparatory spokeswoman Anne Garside. Children will learn simple dance routines to develop their coordination, as well as how to behave during recitals.