An article in yesterday's City/County Digest mispelled the...

City/County Digest

August 14, 1998|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS — An article in yesterday's City/County Digest mispelled the name of Marion A. Stronski, 70, of Parkville, a supervisor with a company handling bulk paper cargo who was fatally struck by a forklift Wednesday at Locust Point Marine Terminal.

The Sun regrets the error.

OWINGS MILLS -- County police seized 20 pounds of marijuana, two guns, three vehicles and $16,000 this week.

In a search of two Owings Mills homes about 5 p.m. Wednesday, Garrison Precinct detectives confiscated a car, a motorcycle, two guns and 10 pounds of marijuana, said Detective Doug Irwin.

After setting up surveillance in the area that night, police witnessed a drug deal and seized 10 pounds of marijuana, $2,500 and a car. Five people were arrested and charged with drug possession, leading police to $13,500 in a safe-deposit box, Irwin said. He would not release the addresses of the homes or the suspects' names because police say they are expecting more arrests.


Construction will reduce parking at Franklin High


REISTERSTOWN -- Construction at Franklin High School will cut student parking spaces in half during the 1998-1999 school year and part of the next, prompting officials to consider using a softball field for more spots.

Students and teachers had 235 parking spaces last year, compared with about 120 spots for teachers and 50 for students now, said Richard Cassell, coordinator in the office of engineering and construction for Baltimore County public schools. Classrooms and laboratories are being constructed on the original parking lot -- and a 302-space lot won't be completed for 15 months, Cassell said.

If sediment control isn't a problem, students may be parking on a softball field, which would be covered with stone.

A 20-year-old man found shot early yesterday in a vacant house in East Baltimore died about a half-hour after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and police said they knew of no motive or suspects in the slaying.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Donte Lifford about 12: 10 a.m. in a house in the 1100 block of Barclay St. Investigators provided no details about the wounds.

Police said Lifford, of the 900 block of N. Stricker St. in West Baltimore, was pronounced dead at Hopkins at 12: 42 a.m.

Worker on ship shocked while fixing short circuit

A maintenance worker aboard a ship docked at Locust Point Marine Terminal suffered an electric shock yesterday as he tried to repair a short circuit, said Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

Police said Monte Dannettelle, 34, was jolted by 12 volts of direct current about 10: 15 a.m. as he repaired a short circuit aboard the Norwegian-registered Erasmusgracht, which was carrying paper products.

Dannettelle briefly lost vision and suffered intense pain in his right arm, police said. He was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Locust Point worker's death this week ruled an accident

The death of a maintenance worker struck by a forklift at Locust Point Marine Terminal on Wednesday was ruled an accident yesterday, said a spokeswoman for Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

Marion Stronsky, 70, of Perry Hall was pronounced dead in an ambulance while being transported to a hospital shortly after the 2: 30 p.m. accident, said spokeswoman Lori A. Vidil, whose agency patrols property owned by the Maryland Port Authority.

Vidil said investigators found that the forklift driver, who was not identified, "did not see" Stronsky as he walked inside a warehouse. Stronsky worked for Tartan Terminal at Pier 3.

Sandtown residents offered free food and clothing

Free food and clothing will be distributed to residents of the Sandtown community in West Baltimore from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow on the grounds of Pinderhughes Elementary School at Laurens and North Carey streets.

Sandtown Assembly of God, 1406 Laurens St.; Convoy of Hope, based in Springfield, Mo.; and local churches, business and community groups are organizing the event, which will feature music and a children's program.

Information: 410-523-7747.

Pub Date: 8/14/98

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