Man, 81, is killed in accident on his Davidsonville farm...

Arundel Digest

August 25, 2002

Man, 81, is killed in accident on his Davidsonville farm

An 81-year-old Davidsonville man was killed Thursday when a hydraulic lift attached to his tractor fell on him, crushing his chest and abdomen, Anne Arundel County police said.

Milton Leroy Hopkins of the 1000 block of W. Central Ave. was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:14 a.m., police said.

Hopkins had been moving equipment on his farm when a lift attached to a tractor by chains became detached and fell on him, police said. His wife, Ola Hopkins, discovered the accident when she went to tell him it was time for lunch, police said.

Marijuana plants found in Brooklyn Park yard

County police officers discovered two 5-gallon plant containers with five marijuana plants in a backyard tomato garden in the 300 block of Townsend Ave., police said.

Police said they searched the Brooklyn Park home after an anonymous caller reported drug activity there last week. The plants have an estimated street value of $3,090, police said.

No one has been arrested, and the investigation is continuing, police said.

Police seize Ecstasy pills in search; three arrested

County police said they seized about $3,840 in Ecstasy tablets and small amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and clonazepam -- a tranquilizer -- during a search of a residence that was being investigated.

Michelle Lynn Ferguson, 31, of the 100 block of Linden Lane in Glen Burnie was arrested on charges of drug possession and possession with intent to distribute.

Police said they recovered 128 Ecstasy tablets, 0.6 grams of cocaine, 0.1 grams of methamphetamine and four clonazepam tablets when they searched her and her vehicle.

Police also arrested Joseph Justin Walker, 19, of the same address and Maryte Antoinette Haarich, 19, of the 900 block of Bayard St. in Baltimore as part of the investigation. Both were charged with drug possession, and Walker also was charged with possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy, police said.

Man tries to rob woman after following her home

A Pasadena resident said she was followed home by a man who then tried to rob her in her driveway on Marble Arch Drive late Thursday night, county police said.

The woman told police that a small, red pickup truck followed her and parked on the street near her home. A man got out of the truck and ran up to her, asking what time it was and if he could have a cigarette, she said.

He then pulled a knife and demanded her purse, police said. When she shouted for help, the man let go of her purse, ran back to his truck and sped off, police said.

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