Harford Week

December 21, 2003

2 men arrested, charged in Edgewood killing

Two men were arrested late Tuesday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of Antonio Gerard Allen, 24, of Baltimore, Harford County authorities said Wednesday.

Donte "Sharkey" Henson, 21, of the 2100 block of Kalmia Road in Bel Air and Lamont Keith Jones, 17, of the first block of Swan St. in Aberdeen are accused of shooting Allen in the chest Dec. 9 in the 2000 block of Rockwell St. in Edgewood, said Harford sheriff's spokesman Edward Hopkins.

Hopkins said police are searching for three other suspects, Yamar Auntrez Martin, 21, of Edgewood, Quintin Tyman, 20, of Aberdeen and Reginal Leon Bolden, 19, of Bel Air.

Man, 20, visiting area arrested in Alaska killing

An Anchorage, Alaska, man, wanted in a homicide in that state, was tracked down and arrested in Edgewood late Tuesday, authorities said.

Steven Michael Hinshaw, 20, was in Harford County apparently visiting friends of his girlfriend when detectives found him in the 1100 block of Bush River Circle in Edgewood, police said.

According to authorities, he is expected to be extradited to Alaska within the week.

Andrew Klein joins board of Upper Chesapeake

Andrew Klein has joined the board of directors of the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Klein's family owns Klein's supermarkets. He lives in Harford County with his wife and three children.

"The Klein family believes in the mission of our community hospital and is dedicated to helping Upper Chesapeake Health reach its goal of creating the healthiest community in Maryland," Klein said.

8 Ice World skaters winners at Del. event

Eight skaters who train at Ice World in Abingdon recently competed in the Diamond Skate Autumn Skate competition in Wilmington, Del.

Morgan DiGiorgio, 6; Caleb Hutton, 9; Shelby Kropp, 9; and Rhonda Mahaley, 6, participated in the basic skills events for the first time. Caleb took fourth place and Morgan placed sixth in the Basic 3 compulsory event; Shelby finished fourth in the Level C, Group B event; and Rhonda took second place in the Level C, Group A event. Morgan, Caleb and Shelby are coached by Claudia Brown; Rhonda is coached by Heather Piepenberg.

Four adult skaters also brought home prizes. David Hamby, Kristin Quinn and Debbie Shapiro finished second in the Adult Pre-Bronze/Bronze team event, while Quinn placed second and Hamby placed third in the Pre-Bronze/Bronze compulsory event. Brown coached the team. Lee Jones placed fourth in the Adult Silver Freestyle event. He is coached by Jeff Nolt.

Aberdeen High School mourns teacher's death

Louis James Gaffney Jr., a coach and teacher at Aberdeen High School, died in a traffic accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Sunday.

Gaffney was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended his car near New Sewickley, Pa.

The 41-year-old coach, who lived in the 700 block of Rainbow Court in Edgewood, was driving east on the turnpike in snow flurries when the truck hit his 1989 Buick sedan, said Pennsylvania State Trooper Jonathan Helsley.

Gaffney's son, Louis "Tre" Gaffney III, 6, was seriously injured and taken to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Helsley said.

Trucking company opens facility in Edgewood

MKM Logistics, a trucking company, has opened a 60,000-square-foot facility in William Paca Industrial Park in Edgewood.

The office, which began operations last month, will hire 15 to 20 employees and offer distribution services, including rebundling and unloading freight.

Based in Indiana, MKM Logistics has offices in Alabama, Texas, New York and Connecticut. The company employs 250 people nationwide. The company chose Harford County because of its proximity to clients and its qualified work force, said Carol French, MKM logistics director of outlying areas.

Transportation police collect toys for children

Maryland Transportation Authority Police and maintenance workers at the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge on U.S. 40 between Harford and Cecil counties collected more than 750 toys for disadvantaged children Dec. 10-12.

The toys were delivered to Harford County Neighbors in Need and the Cecil County Help Center.

"Helping children who are less fortunate than others is another way we can give back to the community," said Police Chief Gary W. McLhinney. The transit authority police force has participated in the Toys for Tots campaign for 14 years.

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