Dundalk man was arrested yesterday in...


August 23, 1996|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A Dundalk man was arrested yesterday in connection with a string of eastside convenience store robberies after a videotape of a High's store holdup was broadcast on local television networks, police said.

Leonard Francis Kaschenbach, 40, of the 8000 block of N. Boundary Road was charged with six counts of armed robbery and was denied bail, police said. He was being held at the North Point Precinct, pending a bail review hearing today.

Minutes after Wednesday's 11 p.m. television news programs, viewers began calling county police, according to Cpl. Art Nilsen. At least a dozen people who knew of Kaschenbach from his neighborhood provided personal details about him, Nilsen said.

Fullerton man, 21, killed in truck crash


PERRY HALL -- A Fullerton man was fatally injured late Wednesday when his pickup truck ran off Belair Road and hit a tree, county police said yesterday.

James R. McMahon, 21, of the first block of Monhegan Court was driving north in the 9800 block of Belair Road at 11: 15 p.m. when he lost control of the 1996 Chevrolet and hit a tree, police said.

The cause of the accident remained under investigation.

Theater lighting director accused of molesting boys


TOWSON -- A part-time lighting director at a Towson dinner theater has been charged with molesting two young boys in the lighting booth and box office, county police reported.

Charles William Danforth III, 34, of the 1200 block of Bridge Crossing Road in Essex was being held at the county detention center in lieu of $35,000 bail.

Police said Danforth admitted molesting the boys, ages 8 and 9, on at least five occasions at F. Scott Black's Towson Dinner Theater in the 100 block of E. Chesapeake Ave. The boys were at the theater with their mother while a relative was rehearsing, police said.

City police were investigating yesterday the slaying of a Baltimore man who was shot Wednesday in the 2200 block of W. North Ave.

Officers responding to a call found the body of George W. Harriday, 42, of the 1900 block of Wheeler Ave. shortly before 9: 30 p.m., said Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

Police arrest 136 people in Northeastern drug sweep

Police arrested 136 people and seized illegal narcotics during an operation that began Aug. 10 and ended Wednesday in the Coldstream, Homestead and Montebello neighborhoods in East Baltimore.

Community leaders in the area, which is loosely bordered by 25th Street, Harford Road, 33rd Street and The Alameda, complained about an increase in drug activity and police responded with a "zero-tolerance enforcement initiative," said Sgt. Daniel Brown of Northeastern District.

Police seized cocaine and marijuana, cigars and cigarettes containing marijuana, heroin, more than $1,400 and a 1991 Toyota Camry. Police also charged a man with possession of a .25-caliber handgun.

Indian center to hold celebration this weekend

The Baltimore American Indian Center will hold its annual Native American Pow-Wow today through Sunday at 5th Regiment Armory.

More than 70 tribes will be represented at the pow-wow, where Native Americans will celebrate and practice traditional ways and traditions.

For more information about exact times and events, call 675-3535.

Young boardwalk builders will be recognized today

A closing ceremony for Cherry Hill and Westport youths who helped build the Waterview West Boardwalk will be held at 11: 30 a.m. today at the site in the 2900 block of Waterview Ave.

The project, sponsored by the city, state and several area nonprofit groups, began last month and was designed to offer summer jobs to 12 youths ages 14 to 17 and to provide them with job skills and the opportunity to learn about the environment.

The youths helped build a 500-foot boardwalk and three observation decks that will connect with the future Gwynns Falls Trail. Construction of the trail is to begin next year.

Pub Date: 8/23/96

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