Harford Week

January 18, 2004

Bel Air woman found dead on lawn outside her house

Amy Elizabeth Gallion, a 23-year-old Bel Air resident, died early Wednesday morning.

Gallion was found on her front lawn after a night out with friends. Gallion's mother, a registered nurse, administered CPR without success.

Gallion was taken to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:10 a.m. Gallion was a resident of Landis Circle, Bel Air. Police are investigating the case.

5-member Guard unit departs for Middle East

Five Maryland National Guard members left Thursday morning from the armory on Old Bay Lane to join Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The 2729th Movement Control Team, based in Harford County, is expected to serve about 18 months in the Middle East, said spokesman Maj. Charles Kohler. The group monitors supplies and supply routes in large-scale operations to ensure that truck transportation and maintenance run smoothly, Kohler said.

The team is among 1,100 Maryland National Guard soldiers and airmen serving in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle, Kohler said.

Pennsylvania man killed in crash on Route 23

A Pennsylvania man was killed Tuesday when a pickup truck in which he was a passenger crashed into a telephone pole in Harford County, state police said.

The driver, identified as Patrick A. Shue, 36, of Wrightsville, Pa., was westbound on Route 23 west of White Hall Road about 2 p.m. when his 1979 Ford F-250 pickup crossed the shoulder, struck a mailbox and crashed into a telephone pole, police said.

The passenger, David Alan Zeiders, 39, of Columbia, Pa., was pronounced dead at the scene. Shue suffered serious injuries and was admitted to York Medical Center in Pennsylvania, police said.

One man wounded in Edgewood shooting

One person was shot behind the Meadowood Rental Office on Meadowood Drive Monday. Yusek Karriem Mack suffered a gunshot wound to the upper thigh and was treated at Franklin Square Hospital.

Two people were taken into custody at the scene and released after questioning. A .380-caliber automatic handgun was found at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident.

State police capture man on county's most wanted list

Rafino Sannicholas Crisostomo Jr. of Edgewood was arrested early Tuesday morning by state police, who were serving a warrant.

Crisotomo was on Harford County's "Ten Most Wanted List" for eight outstanding warrants in Harford and Baltimore counties, including charges of second-degree burglary and theft over $500.

Laurel Brook Road in Fallston to be closed

Laurel Brook Road between Pleasantville and Friendship roads in Fallston will be closed to through traffic Jan. 26 for two months for storm drainage improvements, according to the Harford County Construction Management Bureau.

Four other projects are listed on the road closure status list:

Singer Road is expected to reopen next month after completion of a long bridge reconstruction project between Atkisson and Clayton roads.

Patterson Mill Road between Route 924 and Wheel Road is expected to reopen when stream bank stabilization is finished next month.

A culvert replacement on Red Pump Road between Route 24 and Vale Road is targeted for completion in March.

Stepney Road between Route 7 and Carsins Run Road is targeted for March completion of culvert replacement.

Cecil County

Jail officials seek to stop spread of infection

ELKTON - Officials at the Cecil County Detention Center are taking steps to prevent the spread of a bacterial infection that has stricken two inmates.

The bacteria caused two confirmed cases of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. Staph are bacteria commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people and can cause infections, most of which are minor, such as pimples and boils, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It is spread by physical contact and is resistant to some antibiotics.

Prison officials are reminding their 250 inmates and 80 workers to wash their hands and practice good hygiene, said detention center director Bernard Foster. Workers also have disinfected cells and other rooms in the prison.

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