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Sun deliveryman stabbed in Middle River

A 64-year-old Baltimore Sun newspaper deliveryman was stabbed early yesterday in the Middle River area while he was working, county police said.

William Shull was near the first block of Stemmers Run Road around 4:25 a.m. when he was stabbed in the chest, police said.

Shull got into his vehicle and chased the attacker. He used his vehicle to pin the man against a fence until it collapsed, and the man ran away. Shull then went to a nearby Crown gas station and called 911, police said.

A canine unit followed a trail from the service station to the 1500 block of Old Eastern Ave. where a 40-year-old man was found hiding in a boat that was sitting on a trailer, said Sgt. Vickie Warehime, a spokeswoman for the county Police Department. Police said the motive for the stabbing was robbery.

The man was arrested, but police did not identify him because he had not been before a court commissioner.

Shull was listed in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, county police said.

Nick Shields

Owings Mills

Children find human remains

Two children who were walking in a wooded area in Owings Mills discovered human remains yesterday afternoon, county police said.

The children were walking near Tollgate and Pleasant Hill roads around 3:40 p.m. when they spotted the remains, police said.

Police said it could not be determined how long the remains had been in the area, or the sex or age of the deceased.

Nick Shields


Help sought in finding woman

Baltimore County police asked yesterday for the public's help in finding a Pikesville woman last seen more than two weeks ago.

Nina Tarkovskaya, 46, has been missing since May 20, when she was seen leaving her home in the 100 block of Slade Ave. to get cigarettes from a store, county police said.

Detectives said the woman's credit card was used that evening to make a purchase at a Reisterstown restaurant, but no other transactions have been made on the card since then.

The woman is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches, with a medium build, blue eyes and long, blond hair. She was driving a green 1996 Toyota minivan with Maryland tags 02998BY, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-307-2020.


Liquor board members sworn in

Four members of the Baltimore County liquor board were sworn in yesterday at the Baltimore County Circuit Court in Towson.

Thomas Minkin, an attorney in the law firm of Peter G. Angelos, was sworn in as chairman, filling the vacancy created by the death of longtime liquor board chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr.

Also sworn in were at-large member Kenneth Dansicker and alternate members Victoria Rosellini and Gregg Batty.


Youth park to open Saturday

A new youth park with recreational activities for children of all ages is scheduled to open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in Reisterstown.

The facility, featuring a skate park, a climbing wall and other supervised activities, is on the grounds of Northminster Presbyterian Church, 705 Main St.

After its grand opening, the park will be open three to four times a week throughout the summer. Information: 410-833-3815.


Oregon Ridge Park festival set

Oregon Ridge Park will hold its fourth annual Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, featuring wine, cooking demonstrations and live music. Ball Park will sponsor the Great Hot Dog Taste Challenge, a search for new hot dog topping recipes, until 3 p.m.

The festival is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $17 or on site for $20. Designated-driver's tickets are $10. Information: 410-769-8223.

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