Federal agents raided the Essex offices yesterday...


January 22, 1998|By From staff reports

ESSEX -- Federal agents raided the Essex offices yesterday of Richard Schlesinger, the landlord of the condemned Riverdale Village who is the target of a federal investigation into his operation of the complex.

Stephen M. Schenning, first assistant U.S. attorney for Maryland, said FBI and U.S. Postal Service inspectors carried eight filing cabinets from three rooms used as offices by Schlesinger, who lives in a beachfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla.

Schlesinger has been the target of a federal investigation since an audit last year focused on how he allegedly took profits from the complex in the 1900 block of Eastern Blvd., while failing to pay a $5.4 million federally insured mortgage.

Restrictions for park in force for 25 years


LOCH RAVEN -- Legally binding covenants adopted Monday night with unanimous County Council approval of the $1.4 million purchase of 86 acres near Loch Raven Reservoir for a park mean restrictions will be in force for 25 years.

Under the agreement, no more than eight unlighted athletic fields may be built on no more than 50 acres, plus parking lots, bleachers and a concession stand. The rest of the land will be used to buffer the reservoir from runoff.

County Recreation and Parks Director John F. Weber III said the covenants provide for the uses he wants and pose no problem, while protecting neighbors and the watershed.

Tourist tells police she saw missing girl in Towson mall


TOWSON -- A 5-year-old girl who disappeared from her Michigan home last summer might have been seen in Towson, police said yesterday.

A girl seen in November in Towson Town Center resembled a photograph of Jessica Phelps, who disappeared from her Flint, Mich., home in July, according to a South Carolina woman who was visiting the Baltimore area, police said. The woman told police that the girl in the mall was with a man who addressed her as "Jesse."

Anyone with information on the child is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

Panel discussion set on drug use among students


PIKESVILLE -- A panel discussion on drug use among high school students is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Pikesville High School.

The panel will include substance abuse experts and school officials who are concerned about increased drug use among suburban teen-agers. The program will feature a talk by a woman whose daughter is in treatment for drug addiction.

Information: 410-887-1217.

Timonium man, 51, injured in truck accident on JFX


RUXTON -- A Timonium man was critically injured last night when he was thrown from his truck after it went off the Jones Falls Expressway, hit an embankment and overturned south of Ruxton Road, state police said.

Georgios Alevrogiannis, 51, of Mays Chapel Road was heading north on the JFX about 6: 45 p.m. and was seen weaving across the three lanes of the interstate just before his truck hit the embankment, police said. He was in stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center last night.

The accident backed up traffic for several miles, police said.

A neighborhood health center, featuring an on-call physician from Helix Health, a pediatric nurse practitioner and a health aide, will open Tuesday at Carter Woodson Elementary School in the 2500 block of Seabury Road in Cherry Hill.

The center will operate under an agreement between the school system, the city Health Department, Helix Health and NationsBank. It is one of several projects to be funded with a $100,000 donation from the bank.

Pub Date: 1/22/98

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