City/county Digest


August 22, 2006

Parkville man identified as victim of fall in Harford park

Police have identified a 24-year-old man who died Sunday in a fall while hiking in Rocks State Park in Harford County.

Paul Michael Black of Parkville in Baltimore County apparently fell while walking alone along the King and Queen Seats, a rock outcrop with an elevation of about 190 feet in the densely forested 855-acre park, Maryland Department of Natural Resources police said.

The Harford County Emergency Center responded to the scene after receiving a 12:30 p.m. call. Black, who was not equipped with climbing gear, was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore.

"You are talking about [190-foot] elevation, but this is not a sheer cliff," said Sgt. Ken Turner, a DNR police spokesman. "It's almost terraced and people can hike it. You have to be careful."

The investigation is continuing, police said.

Mary Gail Hare

Anne Arundel: Jessup

Inmate stabbed in state prison

A 41-year-old inmate at the Maryland House of Correction in Jessup was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday after being stabbed several times with "homemade weapons," a prison spokesman said. The condition of the man, whom state officials did not identify, was unknown. The attack occurred about 7 a.m. as inmates were returning to their cells after breakfast, said George Gregory, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Correctional officers recovered two weapons and took two suspects into custody, Gregory said.

Phillip McGowan

Baltimore: Walbrook

14-month-old falls 30 feet from window

A 14-month-old boy was being treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he fell nearly 30 feet from the third-story window of his Walbrook apartment building yesterday afternoon and fractured his skull, police said. William Wilson, who lives with his mother at the Windsor Court Apartments in the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd., was attempting to retrieve a toy near a low window about 3:15 p.m. when he fell through a broken screen, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. The mother, whose name was not released, was sleeping on a nearby couch when her son fell, Monroe said.

Richard Irwin

Carroll County: Winfield

Firefighters doing smoke-alarm checks

In the wake of a recent fatal house fire in Woodbine, members of the Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department planned to start a door-to-door campaign last night to make sure homes in the area have working smoke alarms. Firefighters are installing smoke alarms free of charge, checking existing alarms and providing new batteries, if needed, said Winfield public information officer Scott Legore. Residents who need smoke alarms may contact the firehouse at 410-795-1333.

Ellie Baublitz

Baltimore: Recreation

Meetings to discuss fall baseball leagues

An organizational meeting for the city's fall baseball leagues is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Clarence Du Burns Soccer Arena, 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. The Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks is planning three leagues -- 18 and under, 15 and under, and 12 and under. The season will run from Sept. 10 to Nov. 12. All games will be played in Carroll Park, with registration at $50 per team. For information on the Citywide Fall Baseball League, call Don Salamone at 410-396-7019.

Baltimore: Lunch diversion

Plaza to be site for Shakespeare

Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks will present the season finale of its Lunch and Leisure series at noon tomorrow at the War Memorial Plaza, 100 N. Holliday St., across from City Hall. The event -- which is free and open to the public-- is scheduled to be a one-person show of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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