January 28, 1993

Tax power sought to pay for playground repairs

The communities of Pine Grove Village and Cottage Grove Beach are seeking status as special tax districts to pay for erosion-damage repairs to the community playground.

An ordinance creating the Pine Grove Shore Erosion Control District -- for both communities -- will be considered at a public hearing at the County Council meeting Monday.

The state will provide the county with an interest-free loan of $33,300 for the design and construction of timber bulkheading to prevent further erosion at the Pine Grove Village Playground, in the 100 block of Sandy Beach Drive. The Department of Natural Resources will provide technical assistance and supervise the bidding process.

The county will collect money through a yearly surcharge on residents' property taxes and will then pay the loan back to the state over 25 years.

Man charged with intent to murder

A Glen Burnie man has been charged with assault with intent to murder after an altercation at a Pasadena flea market Sunday.

Police reported that Ralph D. Gianetti, 28, walked into the Kurtz Flea Market in the 2000 block of Kurtz Avenue at 5:30 a.m. and demanded that Bonnie Kurtz tell him where her daughter was living. Mr. Gianetti is married to Mrs. Kurtz's daughter.

Mrs. Kurtz reportedly called her daughter on the phone and, after Mr. Gianetti talked to his wife, he threatened to kill Mrs. Kurtz with a knife, police reported. He demanded money, which Mrs. Kurtz gave him, then forced her to walk to his car with him, police said.

Police searched the area, but could not find Mr. Gianetti. At 9:30 p.m., he turned himself in to police at Eastern District. He was also charged with robbery with a deadly weapon.

Trio robs man walking in Rock Creek Park

A 25-year-old Pasadena man was robbed as he walked through Rock Creek Park Tuesday night, county police said.

Officers said that three men walked up to the victim at 9 p.m. and began punching him, breaking his glasses and taking his wallet from his pants pocket. When the victim said there was no money in the wallet, the robbers threw it on the ground and ran away.


* Chesterfield: Stereo equipment valued at $1,310 was stolen from a 1984 Ford Escort parked in the 2900 block of Devonshire Court.

* Pasadena: Tools valued at $1,500 were stolen from a 1974 Chevrolet Plymouth parked in the 7900 block of Tick Neck Road Monday.

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