In Baltimore County Death of woman found in White Marsh...

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March 30, 2002

WHITE MARSH — In Baltimore County

Death of woman found in White Marsh under investigation

WHITE MARSH - The death of a 20-year-old woman whose body was discovered yesterday off Mohrs Lane in White Marsh is being investigated as suspicious, Baltimore County police said.

The woman has been identified as Marie Elizabeth McCaskill of the 9800 block of Dee Way. A man walking along Mohrs Lane between Pulaski Highway and Philadelphia Road discovered the body about 8:30 a.m.

The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, where an autopsy will be performed.

In Baltimore City

Body found in yard in Upper Park Heights

The body of a man who had been fatally shot was found early yesterday on the front lawn of a house in Upper Park Heights, police said.

The man, whose identity was being withheld, was likely shot about 5:15 a.m. - when a neighbor reported hearing gunshots - but was not discovered until about 7:45 a.m. in front of a house in the 3800 block of Fords Lane, police said.

Store owner arrested on drug charges after raid

An East Baltimore convenience store that police say supplied drug packaging material and cutting agents to drug dealers throughout Baltimore was raided yesterday and its owner arrested on narcotics charges.

Officers seized thousands of small vials and gelatin caps, heroin cutting agent and other drug paraphernalia, as well as a handgun from the store in the 2500 block of E. Monument St., police said.

The shop owner, Jamal Chhaiouwine, 30, of the first block of Dutrow Court in Rosedale, was charged with drug distribution and a handgun violation, police said.

In Anne Arundel

Downed power line forces highway closure

PASADENA - Downed power lines from a broken utility pole forced the closure of Ritchie Highway in both directions for several hours last night near Marley Station mall, Anne Arundel fire officials said.

Firefighters responding about 7:20 p.m. to a report of a transformer fire at Mountain Road and Ritchie Highway discovered the pole, which had snapped in two, resting on high-voltage power lines.

About 150 customers lost power, according to a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. official.

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