Baltimore County Digest


May 11, 2007

City man charged in Dundalk teen's death

A 19-year-old man has been charged by Dorchester County authorities in the death of a Dundalk teenager.

Brian M. Cotter, 19, of Baltimore, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Raymond Zubrowski Jr., 18, William H. Jones, interim state's attorney for Dorchester, said yesterday.

State police arrested Cotter at his home Wednesday, Jones said.

Zubrowski's remains were found April 23 on the property of Big Buck Rod and Gun Club in Toddville, Dorchester County, state police said.

He had last been seen Jan. 29 and was reported missing by his father the next day, state police said.

Cotter is also charged with first- and second-degree assault, Jones said.

Nick Shields


Gas main break forces evacuation

A break in a two-inch gas main yesterday forced the evacuation of a Pikesville area school and several townhouses, while disrupting utility service to more than 130 homes, utility and county officials said.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m., landscape workers struck the main while digging holes to plant trees near the school, fire department officials said.

The mishap cut gas service to 132 homes and prompted the evacuation of nine townhouses, said Linda Foy, a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman.

Students were evacuated from Sudbrook Magnet Middle School about 1:45 p.m. to allow firefighters to check the building for gas, said schools spokeswoman Kara Calder.

About an hour later, fire officials allowed students back into the school, she said. Students were dismissed about 3 p.m., the normal closing time, but buses were directed to a rear loop, she added.

The school was expected to open on a regular schedule today, she said.

BGE expected to have the main repaired by late last night, Foy said.

Nick Shields and Gina Davis


Pianist to perform at university

Towson University will present pianist Reynaldo Reyes in a benefit concert featuring the music of Charles Alkan at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The concert commemorates the Holocaust and will benefit the Reynaldo Reyes Scholarship Fund for Pianists at the university.

Reyes is a professor of music and has received numerous international awards, including the Philippines Musician of the Year Award given by the University of the Philippines.

The performance will be in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at Osler and Cross Campus drives. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

Information: 410-704-2787.

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