NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey

June 11, 1993

40-year-old restaurant closing June 20

The White Coffee Pot restaurant in Brooklyn Park is closing June 20 after nearly 40 years in the Ritchie Hi-Way Shopping Center, marking its last week with a menu at "old-time" prices.

The chain of White Coffee Pot Family Inns started with three Baltimore restaurants that Myles and Betty Katz bought in 1932. The chain grew to 33 restaurants in the 1970s, then shrank to three, one on Ritchie Highway, one in the Erdman Shopping Center and another in Randallstown.

The parent company, White Coffee Pot Family Inns Inc., has no plans to close the other two restaurants.

The chain decided to close the Ritchie Highway location after learning that the shopping center will be demolished and rebuilt. Malcolm McKnight, manager of support services, said the FTC company also has chosen to concentrate more on the Horn & Horn cafeterias and buffets it runs.

Pumphrey man faces drug charges

County police arrested a Pumphrey man on drug charges early yesterday after chasing him through woods near his home on Bishop Avenue.

Police said they stopped a car traveling without headlights at Gibbons and Bishop avenues about 3 a.m. The driver threw a plastic bag from the car, then ran into the woods, they said.

When the officers caught up with him, they seized money, a pager and a hunting knife, the police report said.

Police also said they found suspected cocaine in the bag the man threw away.

Shawn Antonio Truesdale, 21, of the 200 block of Bishop Avenue was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, resisting arrest and trying to escape from police.

Doctor charged with sex offense

A Brooklyn Park doctor was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old patient in his office Tuesday, county police reported.

According to the police report, the woman went to Dr. Kuruppunayake Dharmasena's office in the 700 block of Church St. for her 11:30 a.m. appointment. During the appointment, he fondled her, the report said.

The woman reported the incident to police at 12:10 p.m. Dr. Dharmasena, of the 8300 block of Tally Ho Road in Lutherville, was charged Wednesday, the report said.

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