Baltimore County Digest

December 21, 2007

Man fatally stabbed at his home in Essex

Police were investigating a fatal stabbing early yesterday in Essex.

The incident took place about 12:30 a.m. after an argument between two men who live together in a home in the 600 block of Eastern Blvd., Baltimore County police said. Police answering a 911 call found a 57-year-old man stabbed several times and a 26-year-old man with minor stab wounds.

The older man was taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center, where he died about an hour later, police said. Police were withholding the man's identity until relatives could be notified.

The younger man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. He remained at the hospital yesterday, said police, who added that no charges had been brought.

Perry Hall

Man charged in accidental shooting

A 19-year-old Perry Hall man was charged yesterday with reckless endangerment and assault after accidentally shooting a neighbor through a wall separating their apartments, Baltimore County police said.

Keith Herring was also charged with a handgun violation and theft because the weapon he fired had been stolen from a Glen Burnie store, said Bill Toohey, a county police spokesman. Herring was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Herring was with others in his first-floor apartment in the 4200 block of Chapel Road about 11:05 p.m. Wednesday when the gun inadvertently discharged, Toohey said. The bullet went through a wall and struck Joan Nalty, 42, in the abdomen as she sat in her living room. Nalty was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Toohey said.

Police were investigating how Herring obtained the gun, which was reported stolen from Bart's Sports World in Glen Burnie in October 2005, Toohey said. Investigators charged Herring with theft of less than $500 value because they have evidence that he either stole the gun or knew it had been stolen, Toohey said.

Josh Mitchell

Randallstown

Man dies after being hit by vehicle

A man died yesterday afternoon at a hospital shortly after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle while attempting to cross an intersection in Randallstown, Baltimore County police said.

About 2:20 p.m., the man, whose name was being withheld pending notification of relatives, was crossing Liberty Road near Courtleigh Drive - and not in a crosswalk - when he was struck by a Mercury Mountaineer, whose driver stopped and remained at the scene. The driver was not injured.

Police said the victim was taken by a county Fire Department ambulance to nearby Northwest Hospital Center, where he died a short time later.

Pedestrian error appeared to be a contributing factor, said police, who added that the accident would be reviewed by the county prosecutor's office.

Richard Irwin

Countywide

Government lists holiday closings

Baltimore County government offices, District and Circuit Courts, libraries and senior centers will be closed Tuesday for Christmas.

Parking meters will be free Tuesday. Health Department clinics and the county animal shelter also will be closed. CountyRide vans will not run Tuesday.

Public libraries will be closed Monday and Tuesday.

No trash and recycling collection will be done Tuesday, and the landfill and drop-off facilities, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, will be closed Christmas Day. Normal schedules will be in effect Monday.

Baltimore County residents whose trash would have been collected Tuesday, should set it out Tuesday night for collection Wednesday morning. Residents whose recycling collection of bottles and cans or mixed paper would have been collected Tuesday are asked to hold recyclables until Jan. 8, the next scheduled day for those materials

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the last week of December and the first week of January because more material must be collected in fewer business days. If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period, materials should be left out until collection occurs. Residents who would prefer to drop off their recyclable items may do so at one of the county's four recycling drop-off centers.

For information on recycling, drop-off sites and pick-up schedules, call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management's 24-hour customer service line at 410-887-2000, or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/recycling.

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