August 10, 2008



City man, 30, shot, dies of gunshot wounds

A 30-year-old man was found shot to death early yesterday in East Baltimore, in a case in which police have no suspects.

Officers found George Blaine lying on the pavement in the 1700 block of N. Bradford St. with multiple gunshot wounds shortly after 1 a.m., Baltimore police spokesman Troy Harris said.

Blaine, who lived in the block where he was found, was pronounced dead at the scene. Harris said police knew of no motive for the shooting.

Michael Dresser

Anne Arundel


Man charged with attempted murder

Police are charging a 40-year-old man with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of two people in Severn last week.

Kenneth Richard Johnson, of no known address, arrived at a house in the 500 block of Chad Ave. about 2:40 p.m. Friday to speak with a woman with whom he had had a relationship, Anne Arundel County police said.

The woman, whose name was not released, agreed to talk to Johnson in front of the house. Johnson, armed with a knife, then stabbed the woman without warning, police said.

The woman ran into the house. Johnson followed and was confronted by Calvin Allen, 27, according to police. Allen tried to take the knife from Johnson but was stabbed in the arm and neck, police said. Allen and Johnson struggled, and several other people helped wrest the knife from Johnson.

Johnson suffered injuries to his head and abdomen.

The female victim and Johnson were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Allen was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center, also with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Sumathi Reddy


Man dies after crashing motorcycle

A 43-year-old Severn man died early yesterday after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding, Anne Arundel County police said.

About 3 a.m., Peyton B. Drayer was driving a 2003 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle north on Route 3 in Crofton, police said. He lost control of the motorcycle near Wellfleet Lane, hit the ground and slid north along the pavement before striking a guardrail, police said.

Drayer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said excessive speed and alcohol use might have been factors in the crash.

Sumathi Reddy

Baltimore County

Perry Hall

Festival to raise funds for children

The Festival of Tees, a miniature golf tournament to benefit children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida at Kennedy Krieger Institute, will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 at ParTee Golf, 4123 E. Joppa Road, Perry Hall.

Players will compete for two spots in the National Harris Cup Miniature Golf Finals on Sept. 27 in Turnersville, N.J.

Registration is $25. Deadline to register is 8 p.m. Aug. 15.

Information: 410-254-7888.


Summer event features rock 'n' roll

Quarry Lake at Greenspring will hold a free summer concert from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the lawn next to the Shops at Quarry Lake on Greenspring Avenue..

Local group Captain Quint will perform tropical rock 'n' roll in the style of Jimmy Buffet.

Information: 410-363-6205.

School donations

Bank to collect item for students

Beginning Monday, the Patapsco Bank will be collecting new school items for the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County.

Needed items include clothing, backpacks, crayons, glue sticks, notebooks, pencils, pens and rulers for elementary through high school students. The Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County is a nonprofit agency that provides services for families experiencing conflict.

Donations may be dropped off until Sept. 8 at the Patapsco Bank's main office in Dundalk or at any branch office.

Information: 410-592-2071.

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