News from around the Baltimore region

April 29, 2005


Search for Rosedale woman set tomorrow

Maryland's Missing Persons Network is seeking volunteers to help search tomorrow for a 32-year-old Baltimore County woman who has been missing since March 6 when she failed to meet friends for a Motley Crue concert in Washington.

Tracey Gardner-Tetso of the 7800 block of Blue Grass Road in Rosedale was reported missing by her husband after she did not meet friends at the heavy metal band's show at the MCI Center. Her car was found March 17 at a Days Inn parking lot in Glen Burnie, and her family has focused search efforts in that region, said Kylen Johnson, founder of Maryland's Missing Persons Network.

The woman's disappearance has drawn national attention, in part because Motley Crue has paid to have Gardner-Tetso's photo distributed on news wires. The band has also - along with Gardner-Tetso's co-workers, relatives and friends - pledged a $22,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Search volunteers are to meet at 10 a.m. in the Home Depot parking lot on East Ordnance Road. The group plans to search a nearby landfill, Johnson said.

For more information: 410-320-5416.

Police officer, prisoner injured in traffic accident

An Anne Arundel County police officer was injured in an accident yesterday morning while transporting a prisoner to the county detention center, police said.

The officer, whose name was not released, was traveling south on Interstate 97 toward the detention center on Jennifer Road when the prisoner complained of chest pains, according to a police spokesman. The officer then turned on his emergency lights and siren and drove onto the shoulder of the highway about 10:30 a.m.

The officer lost control of the vehicle, which swerved onto a grassy area, then across the highway and into an embankment, police said.

The prisoner was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, and the officer was treated at a local medical facility. Police said no one was critically injured in the accident, which caused traffic to back up for several miles south of the I-97 exit for Aris T. Allen Boulevard.

The condition of the prisoner was not available.


Community projects in city receive state Legacy Awards

State officials presented $412,609 to several Baltimore projects yesterday as part of Maryland's Community Legacy Awards program.

The money will go to Unity Properties for home repairs for low-income home buyers; to Community Capital of Maryland Inc. to work with the St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center to buy and rehabilitate vacant properties in Northeast Baltimore; and to Jubilee Baltimore Inc. to buy and rehabilitate properties in the Eutaw/Madison Avenue Historic District.

The state's Community Legacy Program - part of the Department of Housing and Community Development - provides money to local governments and nonprofit groups to support community revitalization.


Possible witness sought in rape of university student

Baltimore County police are looking for a man they describe as a possible witness as part of the agency's investigation into the rape of a Towson University student in February.

The rape occurred just after 5 a.m. Feb. 15. Police said that a man entered the sleeping woman's apartment in the 1300 block of Airlie Way and assaulted and raped her.

Police said yesterday that they want to question a man who they say was seen in front of the same apartment building, watching people walk to their apartments, around 11:30 p.m. March 24.

Police described the possible witness as black, 18 to 20 years old and about 6 feet tall. He has a medium build and a light complexion, police said, and was last seen wearing a hooded sweat shirt, jeans and a red baseball cap.


Hazardous materials drop-off scheduled for this weekend

Baltimore residents can drop off hazardous household materials this weekend at the Polytechnic Institute parking lot.

The hazardous waste drop-off - organized twice a year by the city's Department of Public Works - is open to people who can show proof of Baltimore residency, such as a driver's license, telephone bill or tax bill.

Accepted items include propane tanks, acids, bleach, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, drain cleaner, gasoline and pool chemicals.

This weekend's drop-off is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Poly-Western parking lot, Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane. For more information, call 311.


Johns Hopkins University Spring Fair begins today

The Johns Hopkins University's Spring Fair 2005 will be held this weekend on the college's Homewood campus.

The fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature live entertainment, amusement rides, games and arts and crafts.

The fair is scheduled for today from noon to 7 p.m., and tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free parking is available at the former Eastern High School site, 1101 33rd St., with shuttles running every 15 minutes. Call 410-516-7692, or go to

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