Plowing takes its toll on patience of some Altercations erupt over snow removal

January 16, 1996|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,SUN STAFF

At least some Carroll residents seemed to have been pushed past their limits during the weekend, after digging out from more than 30 inches of snow.

Police were called to two altercations involving residents who fought back when areas they had cleared of snow were filled again.

About 3:30 p.m. Friday, a snowplow driver was injured at Oakmont Green in Hampstead when a resident's driveway was plowed shut, police said.

Police said Kevin Hand, 41, accidentally pushed snow into the driveway while the resident was clearing it. The resident reportedly became irate and swung his shovel at the plow, breaking its window and damaging the door.

The resident struck Mr. Hand's arm, police said.

Walter S. Davison, 41, of the 3700 block of Eagle Ridge Court was arrested Friday and charged with malicious destruction, assault and battery, Hampstead police said.

In an unrelated incident, two Gamber neighbors got into a fight when one pushed a plow full of snow into the other's front yard.

According to state police, Peter Panteloukas, 53, of the 1000 block of Wilda Drive and his neighbor Fred Richard Rosen, 35, started fighting about 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Rosen had just plowed a load of snow into his neighbor's yard, police said. Neither man was seriously injured, and no charges were filed.

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