City / County Digest


October 07, 2006

Harford County: Joppatowne

Suspect arrested after chase

A man who eluded state police in Harford County and sparked a car chase that ended in Baltimore County woods was arrested yesterday evening, officials said. The incident started about 2:45 p.m. when a state trooper attempted to detain a driver suspected of operating a vehicle with stolen license plates, according to Baltimore County police Lt. Kevin Novak. The trooper tried to stop the driver near Trimble and Joppa Farm roads, but "the car fled," Novak said. Bailing out of his car on Ricky Trevor Road in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County, the man ran into nearby woods, according to police. When officers caught up with the man, they said, he pointed a handgun at him. An officer fired at the suspect, but did not strike him, Novak said. After a three hour standoff, the man was arrested, Novak said.

Matthew Dolan

Anne Arundel: Edgewater

Small airplane skids off runway

A single-engine propeller plane attempting to land at an Anne Arundel County airport yesterday afternoon skidded off the runway, but no one was injured, authorities said. The incident occurred about 3:45 as the Beech Baron BE-58 model plane apparently hydroplaned off the runway into a grassy area at Lee Airport in Edgewater, said Arlene Murray, a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman. County police said the plane hit a fence, but FAA officials could not confirm that account.

Matthew Dolan

Maryland: Education

Worcester teacher wins top honor

A middle-school language arts teacher from Worcester County has been selected as the 2007 Maryland Teacher of the Year by state education officials. Michelle M. Hammond teaches seventh grade at Stephen Decatur Middle School. Hammond was one of seven finalists selected last month by a panel of principals, teachers, school boards, teacher unions, students and parents. As the teacher of the year, Hammond will receive a new car, $25,000 worth of technology equipment and $9,000 in cash.

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