In Anne Arundel
Man dies after being hit by car on Beltway exit
A 55-year-old pedestrian was fatally injured just before sunrise yesterday when he was struck by a car while crossing a Beltway exit ramp at Ritchie Highway, Anne Arundel County police reported.
Hershel Elwood Dean of the 4200 block of Audrey Ave. in Brooklyn was pronounced dead about 6:30 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Police said the driver of the car, Rocky Allen Peranio, 23, of Easton, was attempting to merge from the westbound Beltway to northbound Ritchie Highway near Brooklyn Park. He swerved in an attempt to avoid Dean, police said. No charges have been filed.
Tickets available for Drum Corps show
COLLEGE PARK -- Tickets are available for tonight's Division I finals of Drum Corps International's Summer Music Games World Championships.
The show starts at 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland, College Park's Byrd Stadium. Tickets will be sold tomorrow starting at 11 a.m. at the stadium's south ticket booth. Prices for available seats range from $25 to $35.
Information: 1-800-495-SHOW or check online at www.dci.org.
In Baltimore City
Police union to hold benefit for Shock Trauma
Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police officials are holding a fund-raiser for the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
The event will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 22 and is being coordinated by FOP President Gary L. McLhinney and lodge attorney Henry L. Belsky. Tickets are $200.
Father-son confusion stops murder conspiracy case
The bail hearing of Don Ricardo Tate Jr., 19, of Fort Washington, scheduled to take place yesterday, has been postponed until Aug. 18 because Tate's father, Don Ricardo Tate Sr., 46, of District Heights was mistakenly brought to the proceeding instead.
Both Tates have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly plotting with a Baltimore exotic dancer, Rosemary Acfalle Cing, 31, to kill her boyfriend, Ruxton businessman Basil Brown Bradford Jr., 34, to collect a $300,000 insurance settlement.
Judge backs permit to raze Redwood Street buildings
Baltimore's housing department acted within its authority in granting a demolition permit for two Redwood Street buildings that have been slated to come down to make way for a 125-room hotel, according to a judge's ruling yesterday.
The ruling, by visiting Baltimore City Circuit Judge William Cave, represents a victory for Donald J. Urgo and Associates, a Bethesda-based firm that wants to build an 11-story Residence Inn by Marriott. The hotel would take the place of buildings at 17 Light Street and 101-109 E. Redwood St.
Man, 20, pleads innocent in killing of Thurmont man
Dominic Richard Sanchez, 20, of the 800 block of Herndon Court, pleaded innocent yesterday in the fatal shooting Sept. 23 of Paul Allen Rexrode, 38, of Thurmont.
Sanchez was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying in the 800 block of Glade Court in southern Baltimore, which police said was the result of a drug dispute.
20 drug arrests made in East Baltimore sting
Baltimore police arrested 20 people in East Baltimore yesterday on drug charges in a sting operation in the 2000 block of E. North Ave.
Police spokesman Scott Rowe said police also recovered a stolen car, $500 and quantities of cocaine and heroin.
Physicist sentenced for filing false tax returns
A former nuclear physicist at Aberdeen Proving Ground has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for filing false tax returns from 1993 through 1995.
U.S. District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin also ordered Thomas A. Korjack, 49, on Thursday to pay $264,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.
When investigators first notified Korjack last summer that he could face tax-evasion charges, he took out a $303,000 mortgage on his Churchville home, liquidated his investments and fled Maryland with his family, they said. Korjack was arrested March 31 in Wyoming, where IRS detectives found him living under an assumed name.
In Baltimore County
Judge orders slain officer's name covered during trial
TOWSON -- A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge ruled yesterday that only Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero's name must be covered on a memorial in front of the courthouse where the four men charged with his killing could be tried.
In a two-sentence statement, Judge Barbara Kerr Howe said the name must be covered by Aug. 20. The memorial names the five officers killed in the line of duty in the department's 126-year history. Defense attorneys requested a change of venue last week, saying that the presence of Prothero's name on the memorial could unfairly influence jurors.
Prothero was killed Feb. 7 outside a Pikesville jewelry store where he was working as a security guard. The trial of the first of the four suspects is scheduled to begin Aug. 21.