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February 16, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

S. Baltimore woman found fatally stabbed; neighbor is charged

The neighbor of a 40-year-old woman, who was found fatally stabbed Sunday night in her South Baltimore home, was charged yesterday with first-degree murder, police said.

Tommy Young, 40, was charged in the death of Linda Castillo of the 1300 block of Pontiac Ave., police said. They said Young, who lives directly across the street from the victim, was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center awaiting a bail hearing.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said Castillo's body was discovered about 11 p.m. Sunday by paramedics, who were called by a family member.

Balto. County man found shot in pickup truck dies

Police said yesterday they knew of no motive or suspects in the case of a Baltimore County man who was found shot inside a pickup truck in Northwest Baltimore Sunday night and died later.

Robert Smutney, 35, of the 1000 block of Kenilworth Drive, Towson, was shot in the neck in a Nissan pickup truck about 9: 45 p.m. in the 3000 block of Wylie Ave., police said. He was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. at Sinai Hospital.

Police said Smutney might have been shot as he drove because the first emergency call about the incident was for a minor traffic accident. Investigators released no other details.

In Baltimore County

2-alarm Glenmont Towers blaze leaves man injured

GLENMONT -- A man was injured when a fire broke out about 1 a.m. today in his 10th-floor apartment in the 16-story Glenmont Towers, in the 6900 block of Lachlan Circle, said Battalion Chief Richard Yeagle of the county Fire Department.

The injured man, whose name was not available, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for treatment of smoke inhalation, Yeagle said.

Yeagle said the two-alarm fire was confined to the living room and may have been caused by careless smoking. He said the fire was brought under control in minutes, and residents of upper floors, who were forced to evacuate by heavy smoke, were allowed to return by 2 a.m.

Private group raises $3,243 for aid to police officers

TOWSON -- A private group that offers financial aid to county police officers has raised $3,243 from its fifth annual 5K foot race.

The race, sponsored by the Police Assistance and Relief Fund, was held Super Bowl Sunday at Dundalk Community College and attracted 367 runners.

Board plans another session to discuss school budget

TOWSON -- The county school board has added a second work session to discuss Superintendent Anthony G. Marchione's proposed operating budget for 1999-2000.

The session will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school systems' Educational Support Services building, 6901 N. Charles St.

Pub Date: 2/16/99

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