Mobile police station to openA 33-foot motor home, seized...


September 25, 1992

BALTIMORE CITY: — Mobile police station to open

A 33-foot motor home, seized from a Catonsville man accused of marijuana dealing, has been outfitted as a mobile precinct for neighborhood police work in Baltimore County.

The tan Southwind motor home was seized in 1990 as part of an investigation into alleged drug dealing by William J. Krofka, 39. Police still are seeking Mr. Krofka on federal charges filed in Florida that he conspired to distribute marijuana. The van was seized under recent laws allowing governments to confiscate anything linked to drug profits.

The proceeds from such seizures are divided among local governments. Thus, Baltimore County also has $4,400 in drug-seizure funds to operate the mobile precinct, says police spokesman Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnberger.

Beginning next month, he says, officers of COPE (Community Oriented Police Enforcement) and precinct patrol units will start using the van.

The College of Notre Dame of Maryland formally installs Sister Rosemarie Nassif as its ninth president today. Sister Rosemarie, 51, succeeds Sister Kathleen Feeley, who served as president for 21 years.

Sister Rosemarie, a St. Louis native, was trained as a chemist and received her Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Catholic University in 1970. After teaching at the college level for 13 years, she became an administrator with the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the religious order that oversees the college.

In 1987, she became a co-vicar for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She was selected in 1990 as executive vice president of the College of Notre Dame in preparation for assuming the presidency this year.


Police today obtained a warrant for the arrest of a 15-year-old boy sought in the Sept. 17 murder of Mark Antonio Reeves.

Salathiel T. Bush, of the 3900 block of Hayward Ave, is charged in the warrant with first degree-murder and handgun violations in the death of Mr. Reeves, police said.

Mr. Reeves, 31, of the 3100 block of Edgewood St., was shot to death in the 5200 block of Florence St.

A 34-year-old Hyattsville man was killed last night when an industrial tool he was using malfunctioned and struck him in the head, police said.

Lorenzo Pacheco, an employee at Diamond Roller Corp. in the 2900 block of Washington Blvd., was operating a large industrial drill at work when it came loose and hit him in the left side of the skull.

Mr. Pacheco was pronounced dead of a depressed skull fracture at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Maryland State:

Ocean City must set standards for the appearance of downtown businesses if the area is to survive economically, according to a state report.

A design ordinance would require downtown property owners to invest in their buildings and businesses, says Ed White, chief of the Eastern Shore office of Maryland's Department of Housing and Community Development. Mr. White represents the department's Maryland Main Street Program, which has been studying the needs of downtown.

Anne Arundel County:

A 12-year-old boy was hit by a school bus Thursday after he knelt near a tire to pick up his dropped books, police said.

Melvin Edwin Pfannenstein III of Pasadena was in stable condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

The boy was kneeling a short distance from the right rear tire of the bus to retrieve the contents of his book bag about 8 a.m. in front of the Chesapeake Bay Middle School when the rear wheels of the bus ran over his right leg, according to a report by the Anne Arundel County police.

The bus driver told police she did not see the boy when she checked her mirrors.


Steelworker Shaun C. Redick, 22, of Lovettsville, Va., was listed fair condition today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after losing his balance and falling at least 40 feet to the ground yesterday while placing bolts into steel girder joints on the U.S. 50 bridge over the South River near Annapolis, Anne Arundel County police said.

He was treated for a compound fracture of the right ankle and possible internal injuries.

Baltimore County:

Students from Chesapeake High School will be finding out just what homelessness means as they join a national campaign to help the homeless.

The school's sophomore class will collect books for children in homeless shelters, while members of the future teachers club develop plans to tutor homeless children. Next month, social studies classes will examine homelessness and explore projects for the students.

Lever Brothers Co., which is offering a $1,000 scholarship to an area student who comes up with an outstanding project attacking homelessness, picked Chesapeake High to kick off its "Campaign Clean: Program to Help the Homeless."

Chesapeake High is the only Maryland school currently in the campaign, though at least one more state school will be selected. The campaign will get under way in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Los Angeles; St. Louis; Hammond, Ind.; and Cartersville, Ga., in the next two months.

Carroll County:

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