Despite lingering doubts among several county...


March 13, 1998|By From staff reports


TOWSON -- Despite lingering doubts among several county councilmen, a bill requiring house numbers on the rear of homes facing alleys is due for a final vote at the County Council meeting Monday night.

The bill is intended to make it easier for county inspectors, police and firefighters who might have to find a home from the alley, but Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, and Towson Republican Douglas B. Riley, say they are doubtful about the measure.

Councilman Louis L. DePazzo, a Dundalk Democrat sponsoring the measure, dismissed the objections. "I don't see any big to-do about cost, nor do I see Big Brotherism," he said. The maximum fine for noncompliance is $25.

Trooper stopping motorist hits truck on I-695 shoulder


WOODLAWN -- A Maryland State Police motorcycle trooper pulling over a motorist hit a truck parked on the shoulder of Interstate 695 near Security Boulevard yesterday morning.

Cpl. Harold U. "Rick" Sullivan Jr., 42, was southbound about 9: 20 a.m. when he saw a traffic infraction by a motorist. Sullivan got in front of the offending vehicle and signaled for it to pull over. As the two moved out of traffic, Sullivan hit an unattended truck on the shoulder, police said.

State police closed one lane of the outer loop of the Beltway for about 90 minutes, and a helicopter took Sullivan to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was treated and released yesterday.

Man receives life without parole in ex-wife's death


TOWSON -- Baltimore County Circuit Judge John G. Turnbull II sentenced convicted murderer David Holland to life without parole yesterday in the killing of Holland's ex-wife, Francesca A. Holland, whom he met when she was a prison volunteer and he was serving time for rape and robbery.

David Holland was convicted in January for the murder in February 1997 after police found his ex-wife's car outside his home with his fingerprints, hat and glove, and her strangled body in the trunk.

At the sentencing, public defender Jerome M. Levine asked the judge for a sentence that would give Holland the possibility of parole. Assistant State's Attorney Robin Coffin said she told the judge that David Holland "used [Francesca Holland]. When he no longer needed her, he killed her."

Lutherville post office to reopen during summer


LUTHERVILLE -- After closing suddenly in January, the Lutherville post office branch will reopen in early summer in the 100 block of W. Ridgely Road.

Independent contractor Lucy Smith, who operated the former satellite branch at Ridgely Road and Kurtz Avenue for the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years, signed a lease this week for a 940-square-foot space to be built near a soon-to-be-opened Metro Food Market.

In the interim, customers are being directed to the main post office for Lutherville and Timonium at 9603 Deereco Road.

Police have arrested three men and broken up a suspected heroin ring that allegedly operated from a carwash and motel room in Baltimore County and a city residence.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes said police in the two jurisdictions conducted raids yesterday and Wednesday and seized suspected heroin with a street value of $150,000. She said the suspects, two of whom are from New York, were charged with drug possession with intent to distribute.

Cook-Hayes said police raided the Car Care carwash in the 8100 block of Pulaski Highway and a room at Regal Inn in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway, both in Rosedale, and a house in the 4600 block of Parkside Drive in Northeast Baltimore.

Pub Date: 3/13/98

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