An undetermined amount of cash is missing and at least one...

City/County Digest

December 23, 1997|By From staff reports

TIMONIUM — An undetermined amount of cash is missing and at least one city employee is facing disciplinary action as a result of a continuing investigation at the municipal vehicle impoundment lot on Pulaski Highway, Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the Department of Public Works, said yesterday.

Kocher, who said that the investigation was being conducted by the agency and Police Department, declined to say how much money was missing but sources put the amount at more than $1,300.

Earlier this year, a municipal employee pleaded guilty to charges of stealing $21,000 from impoundment lot receipts. Kocher said investigators in the current probe determined that established procedures for handling receipts were violated and no signs of forced entry were found.

Illegal nightclub is closed after raid

Acting on community complaints of shootings, loud music and public drinking, police vice squad officers raided an illegal nightclub in Northeast Baltimore and closed it late Sunday.

The raided premises at 5418-32 Sinclair Lane is zoned as a banquet hall. Undercover officers and housing department officials observed the leaseholders accepting cash at the door and functioning as the Club Inn in violation of the zoning permit, which was immediately revoked. Housing Commissioner Daniel P. Henson III participated in the raid.

Unidentified woman died from head trauma

The unidentified woman whose body was found Friday in a black trash bag dumped on an East Baltimore street died of blunt force trauma to the head, city police said yesterday.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said detectives were trying to determine the woman's identity. A man found the bag in the middle of the 1600 block of N. Castle St. about 1: 30 p.m.

Police said the body was that of a white female about 20 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall. She had long red hair and was wearing a red and white sweat jacket, green stretch pants and a white sweater.

TIMONIUM -- Real estate agent Kathleen F. Beadell has announced her candidacy for the 4th District County Council seat that is being vacated by Republican Councilman Douglas B. Riley.

Beadell, 37, a Republican who lives in Timonium, plans to campaign on three main issues: improving public safety by reducing crime, reducing traffic density and congestion, and preserving and improving the quality of public education.

Beadell, who is president of the Greater Timonium Community Council, will hold a fund-raiser Jan. 12.

Carver Center teacher to get arts education honor

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Theresa McDaniel, a teacher at Carver Center for Arts and Technology, will be recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts next month as one of two 1998 Coca-Cola Foundation Distinguished Teachers in the Arts.

McDaniel, who has taught painting in Maryland high schools for 19 years, will be invited to attend ARTS Week '98 in Miami next month -- five days of performances, classes, workshops and seminars.

McDaniel -- who was Baltimore County's Outstanding Career Teacher in Art Education in 1993 -- will receive her award during a black-tie gala Jan. 10.

Man dies from injuries suffered in traffic accident

MIDDLE RIVER

MIDDLE RIVER -- A man died after a single-vehicle crash on Eastern Avenue that closed the road for about an hour yesterday, county police said.

Norbert Raymond Gebhardt, 54, of the 1100 block of Cold Spring Road, Essex, was traveling west in the 3000 block of Eastern Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. when his pickup truck went out of control near Wilson Point Road, jumped a curb and a sidewalk and crashed into a wooded area.

Witnesses told police they saw no apparent cause for the sudden loss of control. Gebhardt was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, police said.

Pub Date: 12/23/97

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