Baltimore County Digest


May 25, 2007

Rosedale woman, 38, arrested in Md., Pa. thefts

A Rosedale woman has been arrested in connection with several thefts from schools and use of stolen credit cards in Maryland and Pennsylvania, state police said yesterday.

Kimberly R. Jones, 38, of the 1700 block of 32nd St., was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday by Maryland state troopers assisting their counterparts from Pennsylvania in serving a warrant, authorities said. Jones was hiding under a bed at a friend's apartment on Pine Mount Road near the Baltimore line, state police said.

Jones is accused of entering North Harford Elementary School on April 10 and stealing a purse belonging to an employee. She is also accused of theft at Sandymount Elementary School in Finksburg and Robert Moton Elementary in Westminster.

Jones was also charged in a warrant from Howard County involving similar allegations, police said. She is charged with 27 criminal counts, including identity theft and credit card theft, state police said.

Jones was also wanted in Pennsylvania on charges that included burglary and theft, and the use of stolen credit cards to purchase more than $2,000 worth of merchandise, state police said.

Jones was being held in the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $5,000 bond, state police said.

Nick Shields


Ceremony to honor fallen troops

Twenty-seven soldiers and Marines with ties to Maryland who have been killed in Iraq during the past year will be honored at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

The ceremony, at 11 a.m. Monday, is free and open to the public. Among those who will be honored are Army Staff Sgt. Christopher O. Moudry of Baltimore, who was one of four soldiers killed in an attack in Taji, Iraq, on Oct. 4, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Koth of Towson, who died after ordnance exploded during a disposal operation at Camp Victory, Iraq, on July 26 and who is buried in the cemetery's Circle of Immortals

Douglas Coppi, founder and president of Curtain Call Productions and a board member of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, will deliver the keynote speech. Maj. Gen. Bruce F. Tuxill, adjutant general of the Maryland National Guard, and U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will also address the group.


Holiday to delay trash pickup a day

Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would usually be collected Monday, should set it out Monday night for collection Tuesday because of Memorial Day.

Residents whose recyclable bottles and cans or mixed paper would be collected Monday are asked to hold the recyclables until the next scheduled pickup day for those materials, June 11.

Trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, and county offices, schools, courts and libraries will be closed Monday. The landfill will be open the usual hours today and tomorrow.

Residents may call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's 24-hour customer service line at 410-887-2000 to obtain a collection schedule or directions to the nearest recycling drop-off center, or visit

Owings Mills

Villa Julie to hold groundbreaking

Officials at Villa Julie College plan to break ground Thursday for an academic building that will house its new business school at the school's Owings Mills campus.

The groundbreaking is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. with a reception, followed by a 9:25 a.m. ceremony, school officials said.

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is scheduled to attend the event with state Sen. Bobby A. Zirkin, Kevin G. Byrnes, chairman of the college's trustee board and president and chief operating office of Provident Bank, college President Kevin J. Manning and Keith G. Greer Jr., a 2007 Villa Julie graduate.

The 60,000-square-foot building is expected to open for the 2008 fall semester.

The building is expected to include a mock trial courtroom for the forensic studies master's degree program and provide a location for the undergraduate paralegal program to offer law clinic services.

The college is conducting a national search for a dean for the business school.

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