The historic Hampton Mansion will be closed...


December 30, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- The historic Hampton Mansion will be closed today for cleanup after a broken pipe caused flooding yesterday in the dining room and offices at the 18th-century Georgian home near Dulaney Valley Road and the Baltimore Beltway.

Estimates of the damage were not available yesterday, said Laurie E. Coughlan, on-site superintendent of the mansion, which is operated by the National Park Service. She said cleaning costs are expected to be "enormous" but that only a few small items were broken.

The park grounds will remain open. The park will be closed New Year's Day. Information: 410-823-1309.

Perry Hall man indicted on assault, abuse charges


TOWSON -- A Baltimore County grand jury indicted a Perry Hall man yesterday on one count each of second-degree assault and abuse of a vulnerable person.

The charges stem from an alleged incident Sept. 6 at an assisted-living facility owned by The Chimes Inc. near Middle River. Alexander Coleridge Obeahon, 37, of the first block of Chapel Towne Circle and a former counselor at the facility, is accused of striking a mentally disabled man and dragging him across the floor.

Michael Greene, an attorney who represented Obeahon during the investigation that led to the indictment, said Obeahon denies the charges. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 15 years in prison and fined $7,500. No trial date has been set.

Community colleges offering speakers bureau service


CATONSVILLE -- The Community Colleges of Baltimore County are offering a speakers bureau to assist community and church groups and other organizations.

More than 100 faculty and staff from Catonsville, Essex and Dundalk community colleges have volunteered to speak on topics including stress management, personal enrichment, arts, literature and travel. The service is free.

Information: 410-455-4480.

A 19-year-old man was found shot to death late Sunday in Reservoir Hill and police said yesterday they knew of no suspects or motive in the case.

Officers responding to a call for a shooting about 10: 50 p.m. found Akil Martin Braswell lying outside his home in the 2100 block of Callow Ave. Police said he had been shot at least once in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Youth, 17, surrenders, charged in shooting accident

A 17-year-old who was sought in what police have termed an accidental shooting of his 13-year-old cousin surrendered to police yesterday afternoon, accompanied by his grandmother.

Police said the youth was charged as a juvenile with reckless endangerment. His cousin Tayvon Donte Booze was wounded in the chest by a bullet fired from a .22-caliber rifle Sunday night in a house in the 100 block of Thomas Guidera Court in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

Police said the 17-year-old took the gun into the house and the two youths were trying to load it when it discharged. Tayvon was in fair condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.

Pub Date: 12/30/97

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