The state medical examiner has identified a...

ROCKVILLE --

June 18, 1996|By From staff reports

ROCKVILLE -- The state medical examiner has identified a body found Thursday in Cabin John Creek as that of Aris Rellas, the 34-year-old son of a retired Baltimore County District Court judge, Montgomery County police said yesterday.

Rellas of Phoenix, the son of retired Judge John Rellas, was last seen by his father June 3 when the son left their Baltimore County home on a business trip to Reston, Va. On June 4, Maryland State Police found the son's car, a 1989 Toyota Camry, abandoned on the Capital Beltway near the Cabin John Parkway.

The medical examiner has not determined the cause or manner of Rellas' death.

Historical Trust to hold annual meeting

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- The Baltimore County Historical Trust will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. today at Mount DeSales Academy, 700 Academy Road. The public is invited to attend.

A tour of the school, including the music room and the gazebo, which has been restored in recent years with the help of the organization, will be held before the business meeting.

The speaker will be Charles Wagandt, restorer and developer of Oella, who will discuss the proposed Heritage Greenway linking Baltimore and Howard counties.

Library branches offer talks about World Wide Web

COCKEYSVILLE

COCKEYSVILLE -- Computer novices who want to learn to use the World Wide Web can go to Cockeysville branch library, 9833 Greenside Drive, this evening, or the Pikesville branch, at 1301 Reisterstown Road, tomorrow evening.

The two-hour demonstration talks, which start at 7 p.m., will explain how to read E-mail, how to get access to the Web pages on the Internet, and the protocols for using this form of communication.

Admission is free and tickets can be reserved by calling the Cockeysville branch at 887-7750, or the Pikesville branch at 887-1234.

Boy Scout is honored for pool rescue of cousin

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Fred Hettling III, a Life Scout in Troop 745 at Essex United Methodist Church, recently received a national heroism award from the Boy Scouts of America for saving the life of a young cousin he found floating in a swimming pool.

Hettling, now a freshman at Archbishop Curley High School, spotted his 4-year-old cousin floating below the surface in an in-ground swimming pool in May 1995.

He dived into the water and returned the girl to the side of the pool, where she recovered.

A Columbia man died yesterday after the unlicensed all-terrain vehicle he was operating on a Southwest Baltimore street struck the front of a dump truck, police said.

Curt Arthur Seiler, 23, of the 8600 block of Hayshed Lane died of multiple injuries at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Police said Seiler was operating a four-wheel ATV north in the 600 block of S. Bentalou St. about 1: 45 p.m. when he ignored a stop sign at Wilkens Avenue.

The ATV -- which is banned on Baltimore streets -- struck the front wheel of the truck owned by Waste Management of Maryland-Baltimore.

Bribery trial postponed for former police officer

The federal trial for a former Baltimore police officer charged with bribery in an alleged scheme to protect a convicted drug dealer has been postponed until Sept. 25 while his lawyer sorts through hours of secretly recorded Police Department tapes.

Jack Rubin, the lawyer representing Erick McCrary, who resigned from the force after he was arrested in March, said the delay also is because of scheduling conflicts between the U.S. District Court judge and prosecutors assigned to the case.

Meanwhile, McCrary has been moved to a halfway house until he awaits trial. Rubin said his client is being held under electronic monitoring and is allowed to make trips to his lawyer's downtown office.

Pub Date: 6/18/96

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