December 18, 2012
A 27-year-old Mount Airy man was found dead on the beach in Ocean City on Tuesday morning, with what police believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers were called to the beach near 45th Street about 7:55 a.m. for reports of an unresponsive man lying on the beach with a rifle in his lap, Ocean City police said. When they arrived, they found the man dead from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound, police said. A .22 caliber rifle was recovered, police said.
June 22, 2011
Maryland State Police on Wednesday issued a Silver Alert in hopes of finding Richard Eugene Skaggs, 77, who was last seen on June 21 in the 4300 block of Ridge Road in Mount Airy. Police said Skaggs was last seen at 9:15 a.m. driving a 2001 tan Toyota Corolla bearing Maryland registration HWD 984. Police did not state the nature of their concern regarding Skaggs' absence. He is a white male, 5'10", and weighs approximately 190 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information concerning Skaggs or his whereabouts is asked to contact Trooper First Class Corey Green of the Maryland State Police, Westminster Barrack Criminal Investigation Section, at 410-386-3053.
October 1, 2009
Laurel brothers charged with attempted murder A pair of teenage brothers from Laurel have been charged in the attempted murder of a Washington taxi driver, who told police they had called him to give them a ride from the Greenbelt Metro station. Jeremiah Bridges, 17, and Justin Bridges, 16, of the 9200 block of Van Fleet Court, were also charged by Howard County police in the robbery and assault of Getachew Lima on Sept. 13. Lima reported that after driving the teens to their destination, they began choking and beating him. Police found Lima in his car in the 9100 block of Bourbon Court in Laurel.
September 27, 2009
A Mount Airy cabinetmaker and maintenance worker found dead Friday evening in his home along with his wife and two children shot them in their sleep before killing himself, state police said Saturday. Charles L. Dalton Sr., 38, shot his wife, Jennifer A. Dalton, 37, their son, Charles L. Dalton Jr., 14, and daughter, Emmaline E. Dalton, 7, each once in the head Thursday night or Friday morning with a .12-gauge shotgun, said state police spokesman Greg Shipley. Police found the children lying in their beds in separate bedrooms at the front of the house on Contour Road.
March 3, 2009
Man crossing road is killed by SUV A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle last night in the North Point section of Baltimore County and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name was being withheld pending notification of kin. Shortly before 8:30 p.m., the man, 66, was struck by a southbound Mercury Mariner sport utility vehicle as he was while crossing North Point Boulevard at St. Monica Drive near his home. Police said the man was not in a crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle, a teenage female, stopped a short distance away and was interviewed by police.
September 23, 2007
Developer Rob Scranton will go before the Mount Airy Planning Commission tomorrow to present a proposal to incorporate an adjacent property into the rebuilding of the Bohn Building, which was demolished recently after a three-alarm fire downtown. Scranton's redevelopment plan calls for a commercial plaza, set back from the Main Street sidewalk, combining the Bohn site and Scranton's neighboring property at 114 S. Main St., where he was scheduled to begin construction on a project just days after the Sept.