Baltimore County Digest

Baltimore County Digest

August 24, 2006

Pedestrian is killed while trying to cross U.S. 40 in Rosedale

A woman died yesterday after being stuck by a car while attempting to cross a highway in Rosedale, county police said.

Melissa Dawn Sullivan, 38, of the 1200 block of Armistead Way in Baltimore was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of U.S. 40 near Lorraine Ave. shortly before 10:30 a.m. yesterday when she was struck by a 2004 Honda Civic driven by Nettie Hall, 50, of Aberdeen, police said.

The cause of the accident was ruled pedestrian error, and no charges were filed, county police said.

Nick Shields

Pikesville

Woman charged with neglect

A 51-year-old Pikesville woman has been charged with neglecting a vulnerable adult in her care in an unlicensed assisted-living facility, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office said yesterday.

Betty Faye Robinson was indicted last week in Baltimore County Circuit Court on charges of neglect of a vulnerable adult, abuse of a vulnerable adult, felony theft, providing services unlawfully and "interference with the rights of individuals," according to court records.

The case is being prosecuted by the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Robinson is scheduled to be tried in November.

Pikesville

Suspect sought in robbery

Baltimore County police yesterday asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect in the robbery of a Pikesville convenience store.

An armed man entered a 7-Eleven store in the 600 block of Reisterstown Road around 2:30 a.m. Aug. 12 and demanded money, police said. A store clerk handed an undisclosed amount to the gunman, who ran out of the store, county police said.

The man is described as black, in his mid- to late teens, about 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black T-shirt, blue shorts, red-and-white tennis shoes and a light-blue baseball hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Nick Shields

Grant

Tree coupon program gets boost

A Baltimore County government program that offers $10 coupons toward the purchase of new trees from local retailers has won a $50,000 federal grant, county officials announced yesterday.

The Growing Home Campaign, launched as a pilot program last year, is designed to encourage homeowners to help increase tree growth in the county. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, according to the county announcement.

Library

E-mail service offered to patrons

The Baltimore County Public Library is offering a new e-mail notification service to its patrons.

By providing current e-mail address starting Sept. 5 at circulation and information desks, patrons can receive e-mailed notices about their requested reserves, overdue books, lost materials and fines.

When patrons register to obtain a library card for the first time, they can include their e-mail address on the application. Customers will not receive any unsolicited notices without giving permission on their registration form.

Information: 410-887-6196.

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