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.
June 18, 2007
A 53-year-old Mount Airy man died yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center from injuries suffered after the vehicle his wife was driving south on Littlestown Pike in Westminster collided with another vehicle Friday night, said the state police at the Westminster barracks. Police said Joseph Anthony Welsh Jr., 27, of the 1500 block of E. Mayberry Road in Westminster, was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram pickup north on Littlestown Pike about 10:30 p.m. and was nearing John Owings Road when he crossed the double yellow lines and crashed head-on into a southbound 2005 Toyota Sienna van driven by Bernadette Mary Phillips, 53, of the 2600 block of Leslie Road in Mount Airy.
November 1, 2004
A 19-year-old Mount Airy man died after he was hit by a car Saturday night while crossing Route 27, state police said. Christopher Shane Thornton of the first block of Meadowlark Ave. was walking south on Route 27 near Watkins Park about 9:30 p.m. when he tried to cross the road and was struck by a car traveling south. Thornton was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died shortly afterward, state police reported. The car's driver, Demetrios Poros of Silver Spring, was not charged, said Sgt. Tim Selby of the Westminster barracks.