City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

September 09, 2006

Four students at N. Carroll High hurt in car crash

Four students at North Carroll High School were injured yesterday, one of them critically, when the car they were riding in crashed into a house north of Hampstead.

Police said a 16-year-old was driving north on Brodbeck Road in a black Mercedes convertible when the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.

The car hit a telephone pole before striking a house. No one inside the house was injured.

The driver and three passengers, all males ages 16 to 17, were flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. A Maryland State Police spokesman said last night that the driver was in critical condition, while the three passengers were in serious but stable condition.

Police withheld the names of the injured pending notification of families.

Anne Arundel: Water

Restrictions lifted 3 weeks early

Anne Arundel County officials lifted all mandatory water restrictions yesterday for residents in the western and northern tiers, more than three weeks before they were scheduled to end. Restrictions had been in place to varying degrees since early May to compensate for a broken main in Baltimore County that cut 5 million gallons of water a day to Anne Arundel. But work this summer by Anne Arundel officials to reactivate three dormant wells, redirect water across the county system and boost pressure has compensated enough to ease the mandatory restrictions for 10 ZIP codes, from Maryland City to Brooklyn Park, and voluntary conservation efforts along the Marley Neck Peninsula. Crews with the Department of Public Works re-activated three unused wells in Meade Village, Harundale and Southgate, providing 3 million gallons a day. They installed booster stations in Odenton and Linthicum to bring that water to affected areas.

Phillip McGowan

Baltimore: Federal court

12-year sentence in heroin case

For engaging in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, 33-year-old Michael Thomas of Baltimore will spend the next 12 years in federal prison, prosecutors announced this week. U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz increased Thomas' sentence based on the finding that Thomas is a career offender. Thomas had three previous felony convictions for drug-related offenses.

Matthew Dolan

Judge orders $550,000 forfeiture in drug case

A federal judge ordered a 55-year-old Baltimore man this week to turn over more than $550,000 after he was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison on a drug-conspiracy conviction. Daniel Pellegrini pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in April 2005 to distributing at least 5 kilograms of cocaine. According to the statement of facts presented at his plea hearing, authorities intercepted calls in June 2004 between Pellegrini and a suspected narcotics trafficker. On July 17, 2004, officers seized cocaine and marijuana at Pellegrini's home, along with scales, tally sheets and a substantial amount of cash, according to his plea agreement.

Harford County: Edgewood

Woman arrested in stabbing

A 38-year-old Edgewood woman accused of stabbing another woman in a Thursday evening attack was arrested and charged yesterday by Harford County sheriff's deputies. The incident occurred about 7 p.m. on the patio of a home in the 400 block of Meadowood Drive, with the victim, 25-year-old Katrinia Lanette Jones, suffering several cuts and puncture wounds to her hands, arms, face, head and back. Sheriff's deputies have charged Audrey Lynne Fox of the 1600 block of Candlewood Court, who was being held on $5,000 bond.

Justin Fenton

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