Police seek three boys missing with father

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

August 26, 2006

Baltimore County police yesterday asked for the public's help in finding three children who they say were taken last week by their father in violation of a custody order.

Stephen George Kokinakos, 35, of the 800 block of Cold Bottom Road in Sparks was ordered Aug. 18 by the county Circuit Court to surrender custody of the children to their mother, according to police. He did not drop off the children that evening, and neither he nor they have been seen since, police said.

Kokinakos was described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build, brown eyes and dark hair. Police said he was last seen driving a blue 2005 Land Rover with Maryland tag 384M475.

Police identified the children as: Christopher Kokinakos, 11, 5 feet tall with a thin build, brown eyes and dark hair; Alexander Kokinakos, 8, 4 feet tall with a thin build, blue eyes and dark hair; and Matthew Kokinakos, 4, 3 feet tall, with a thin build, brown eyes and dark hair.

Anyone with information was asked to call county police at 410-307-2020.

Map update

County to verify addresses

Baltimore County will begin updating its Geographic Information Systems next week to verify residential, commercial and institutional addresses.

The effort, called Project Map Check, is scheduled to begin Wednesday and last through the spring. During that time, residents might see authorized county contractors driving and walking through neighborhoods or local business districts, checking addresses and building use information.

In some cases -- mostly in commercial or institutional areas -- digital photographs will be taken. As part of this project, crews will visit every public and private structure in the county to validate the address and location information.

Project Map Check crew members will carry Baltimore County contractor identification cards, and vehicles will be marked with signs on the sides and rear of the vehicle.

For more information about Project Map Check, check the county's Web site at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/projectmapcheck, or call the project information line at 410-773-4799.

Road work

Charles Street resurfacing

The State Highway Administration will resurface Route 139 (Charles Street) in the county beginning Monday.

The project includes pavement milling, resurfacing, driveway tie-ins and installation of new pavement markings between Ruxton Ridge Road and Chestnut Avenue. The main lanes of Charles Street will be paved first, followed by driveway tie-ins.

Road work will be performed Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and on Saturday between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Travelers will be guided through the work zone, temporary lane closures and traffic shifts by construction personnel, traffic barrels and temporary traffic signs.

The highway maintenance project is slated for completion in mid-September.

For more information, citizens may call SHA's District Four Office Maintenance Section at 410-321-2800 or toll-free at 1-800-962-3077.

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