The principal of a Pasadena high school suspended an...

Regional Digest

May 09, 1998|By From staff reports

ARBUTUS — The principal of a Pasadena high school suspended an evening recreation program yesterday after a melee Thursday that ended in gunfire and led to the arrest of nine suspects.

Harry Calendar, principal of Chesapeake Senior High School in the 4700 block of Mountain Road, suspended Open Gym, an after-school program operated by the Department of Recreation and Parks that usually attracts 50 to 75 youths.

The program was suspended after a dispute between two students escalated into a brawl with about 75 people, police said. One of those arrested was charged with weapons violations; the other eight were charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.

ARBUTUS -- A man was critically wounded and a suspect was in custody last night after a shooting that began as a domestic argument, Baltimore County police said.

Sheldon Lloyd Scott, 22, of the 4300 block of Fernhill Ave. was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday. Errol Isaac Hayes, 19, of the 4800 block of Grenville Square was charged with attempted murder.

Police said that Hayes and the victim's sister had a child together and that the shooting occurred about 11: 20 a.m. after an argument between Hayes and the victim's sister in front of Hayes' home. Hayes was being held last night after he surrendered to officers at the Woodlawn precinct.

Police were searching last night for a 10-year-old-girl who disappeared from the West Baltimore elementary school where her mother works.

Theresa Marie Kitts and her mother were in a second-floor classroom at James McHenry Elementary School on South Schroeder Street after school when the mother went to a first-floor office to turn in some paperwork, police said. When she returned 10 minutes later, her daughter was missing.

The child is 4 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She has short blond hair and was wearing a light-blue, button-down blouse and the dark-blue plaid uniform skirt of the school, where she is a student. Police ask anyone with information to call 911.

A former Montgomery County prosecutor filed suit yesterday alleging that the county state's attorney pressured her into a sexual relationship and fired her after she terminated it.

Teresa Whalen, 40, alleges in a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt that State's Attorney Robert Dean fired her in May last year because she refused to sign a memo saying she was never sexually harassed. She was ordered to sign it after terminating their 18-month relationship and went on sick leave, said Christopher G. Mackaronis, Whalen's lawyer.

Dean said in a statement last night that the charges are "absolutely untrue," and that Whalen was fired for refusing to cooperate with a police investigation that involved her boyfriend.

A Pocomoke City doctor says he is treating the first person suspected of becoming ill this year from exposure to Pfiesteria.

Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker said he treated a patient exposed to the organism about three weeks ago. But a spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources said state crews could find no traces of Pfiesteria-like problems on 275 fish examined in waters near where the incident occurred.

Shoemaker said the Eastern Shore resident, who asked that his name be withheld, became ill in mid-April after fishing for rockfish just inside Williams Point, where the Pocomoke River meets the Pocomoke Sound.

Pub Date: 5/09/98

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