City / County Digest


December 01, 2007

Baltimore County : Lansdowne

Teen stabbed at shopping center

A 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside Lansdowne Shopping Center yesterday, and police were searching for two or three teenage suspects, Baltimore County police said.

The stabbing occurred about 2:20 p.m. in the center's parking lot on Hollins Ferry Road. The youth, whose name was not released, was stabbed in the abdomen and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman.

The boy is not a student at Lansdowne High School, Toohey said.

Josh Mitchell


Park School names new leader

An administrator at a private school in Virginia has been appointed head of school at the Park School in Baltimore County, the school announced yesterday.

Daniel J. Paradis has been head of the upper school at the Potomac School in McLean, Va., since 2000. He was previously a member of the upper school faculty and academic dean.

He has a bachelor's degree in East Asian studies from Princeton University and a master's in history from Brown University, according to the Park School announcement. His appointment is effective July 1.

Park is a private day school with 870 students in prekindergarten through 12th grade.

Hunt Valley

Homebuilder is suspended

The Maryland attorney general's office has suspended the registration of a Hunt Valley homebuilding company, the agency said yesterday.

Highpoint Homebuilders' registration with the state was suspended after the company failed to pay a court judgment, according to an announcement from the attorney general.

Anne Arundel

: Pasadena

No foul play seen in woman's death

Anne Arundel County police said yesterday there are no signs of foul play in the death of a 51-year-old Pasadena woman who was found unconscious in a creek behind her home.

Sgt. Sara Schriver, a county police spokeswoman, said investigators were awaiting autopsy and toxicology results, but they believe the woman drowned.

She was identified as Mary Jo Hartlove of the 1900 block of Poplar Ridge Road. She was found in Main Creek by her husband, who alerted authorities about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Justin Fenton

Harford County

: Edgewood

Sixth person charged in brawl

A 19-year-old Edgewood man became the sixth person charged with attempted murder in a neighborhood brawl Sunday that left a man paralyzed, a sheriff's spokeswoman said yesterday.

Greg Nealy of the 1800 block of Brookside Drive was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with attempted second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and two counts of assault, said Sgt. Christine Presberry.

Nealy was being held at the county detention center.

He is the fifth teenager charged in the incident outside the home of Gregory James Simmons, 44, who police say was attacked and stabbed after telling the group to leave.

The injuries left Simmons paralyzed from the waist down, his wife said this week.

Josh Mitchell

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