Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

April 06, 2006

Police identify victim in mobile home fire

Baltimore County police identified the man who died in an Essex mobile home fire Tuesday afternoon as Robert Hamilton, 55, of the first block of Dovetail Lane.

Hamilton's mother, Ruth Hamilton, 75, and his brother, Steven Hamilton, 51, both of the same address, also were home when the fire started about 3 p.m., fire officials said. They were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said.

The fire was accidental and appears to have been sparked by an electrical failure, said Elise Armacost, a spokeswoman for the county Fire Department. Damage was estimated at $72,000.

Nick Shields


Police probe injury to 2-year-old

An investigation continued yesterday into an injury suffered by a 2-year-old Baltimore County boy, police said.

Police received a call about 4:30 p.m. that a boy had suffered a cut to his chest in his home in the 8000 block of Mid Haven Road in Dundalk, a county police spokesman said. The boy was taken to the pediatric unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was treated for a "minor" cut and released, said the spokesman, Bill Toohey.

Police did not release the child's name.

Nick Shields


Gardens Day set for April 27

The 20th Towson Gardens Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Towson Courthouse Fountain Plaza, West Pennsylvania and Baltimore avenues.

The festival will focus on Towson's official flower, the azalea. A plaque will be presented to the Azalea House of the Year by the District Three-Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, sponsor of the event.

A guided tour of the courthouse gardens will be offered from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Self-guided tours of Towson's Secret Garden will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission for the Secret Garden tour is $1. This is the only day of the year that the garden is open to the public.

More than 100 exhibitors and vendors with flowers, plants, crafts and food will be featured. Free garden seeds, free tree seedlings and booths offering gardening information will be available. The rain date is April 28.


Bullying focus of Deep Creek event

Deep Creek Middle Magnet School will host motivational speaker Ty Howard, who will talk to pupils about bullying and planning for their future.

Howard, a Baltimore native and founder of the InspiraGen Institute, will speak tomorrow morning to pupils by grade level and will hold small break-out sessions in the afternoon.

The school also will hold a dinner and extended session on "Bullying Awareness and Prevention." The workshop is geared to parents but is open to children and family members.

Dinner will be provided from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and the workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school, 1000 S. Marlyn Ave.

Information: Michelle Dachille,; Kelly Coston,, or call 410-887-0112.


Law Enforcement Day scheduled

The Military and Police Interest Club at Calvert Hall College High School will hold its fifth Law Enforcement Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot adjacent to Paul Angelo Russo Stadium, 8102 LaSalle Road.

The event is open to the public and will feature demonstrations by several metropolitan area police department helicopters There also will be police canine, motorcycle, tactical, search and rescue, and crime scene demonstrations.

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