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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 19, 1997
Police were seeking a man who broke into the home of a Joppa woman yesterday and sexually assaulted her, said a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.Sgt. Edward Hopkins, the spokesman, said the woman was at home alone about 5: 15 p.m. when the man entered through a door.Hopkins said the woman, who was not raped, was treated at Fallston General Hospital for lacerations.The woman's attacker was described as a white man wearing dark clothing, about 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds, with severe acne, Hopkins said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Dr. William Edward Beschorner, a former associate professor of medicine in the departments of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine who was internationally known for his research on organ and tissue transplants, died March 15 of brain cancer at his Omaha, Neb., home. The former Baldwin resident was 63. "He was important on two fronts. His work with bone marrow transplants and pathology was internationally recognized, as was his work with xenotransplantation, with which he had a lot of luck," said Dr. Allan D. Hess, a medical school colleague of Dr. Beschorner's who is professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | June 25, 2006
Two employees were fired last week from a Department of Juvenile Services Eastern Shore facility for failing to follow proper procedures after learning that two youths had engaged in a sex act in a classroom, the department said. The employees became aware that a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl had sexual intercourse as a film was shown in a darkened classroom on Tuesday but failed to report the incident for several hours, delaying an investigation, said Edward Hopkins, a department spokesman.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,Sun reporter | October 17, 2006
A 17-year-old Baltimore youth stabbed another boy at a state-run juvenile detention center early Sunday, authorities said yesterday. State police identified the assailant in the incident at the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School as Rayce Justin Robinson. He has been charged as an adult with attempted murder, assault and possession of a deadly weapon, officials said. The victim, 16, was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and was then returned to Hickey, said Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
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December 22, 2004
A Joppa man was killed early yesterday, apparently when he was run over by his own car outside his home, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Amnon Birenzvige, 67, of the 300 block of Chimney Oak Drive was found pinned under his 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE about 6 a.m. Police believe that Birenzvige went to retrieve a newspaper after starting his car and that the car drifted down the driveway and ran him over. Birenzvige was pronounced dead at the scene. "There doesn't appear to be anything suspicious," said Edward Hopkins, the sheriff's spokesman.
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By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1999
A 43-year-old Harford County man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a friend after a picnic at the suspect's house Saturday, sheriff's deputies said.Daniel S. Hicks of the 3400 block of Wilson Road in Street was being held without bail yesterday at the Harford County Detention Center, said Lt. Edward Hopkins of the county sheriff's department.Gary Michael Sheets, 39, of the 1200 block of W. 42nd St. in Baltimore was shot as he prepared to return home about 7 p.m., Hopkins said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 15, 2003
The body of an unidentified woman was found along a rural road in Harford County yesterday morning, and police were treating her death as an apparent homicide. A motorist looking for deer spotted the body in the 1400 block of Stepney Road near Aberdeen about 7:05 a.m., said Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Department. He said he had no description of the woman, and no identification was found. Hopkins said police could not be sure of a cause of death until after an autopsy, which was not expected to be performed until today.
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By From Staff Reports | January 12, 1995
A 26-year-old Bel Air man accidentally shot himself in a finger while he was destroying his family's cat, the Harford County sheriff's office reported yesterday.The man was identified in a deputy's report as Christopher Bledsoe of the 1900 block of Millington Square.Mr. Bledsoe told authorities that he and his wife decided that the cat should be destroyed, so he carried it to the basement, and held it in one hand while firing a .22-caliber bullet at it from a weapon in his other hand. The bullet passed through the animal and pierced his finger.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | January 12, 1999
A teen-age boy was fatally shot last night in the bedroom of his home in Level, said a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.Lt. Edward Hopkins said James Irwin Ashby, 13, and his brother, 14, were in a second-floor bedroom of their home in the 700 block of Craigs Corner Road about 6: 30 p.m. when a firearm that the older boy was allegedly handling discharged, fatally striking James in the head.The brother, whose name was not released, dialed 911 and reported the shooting, telling a dispatcher it was an accident, Hopkins said.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 17, 2003
In Harford County Police release description of unknown woman's body ABERDEEN - The unidentified body found Sunday in the 1400 block of Stepney Road near Aberdeen is described as that of a Caucasian woman 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 110 pounds, with a petite build and dark hair, a Harford Sheriff's Department spokesman said yesterday. The victim had numerous tattoos, and the body was partially clothed when found, said spokesman Edward Hopkins. In an autopsy Monday, the cause of death was ruled as blunt-force trauma to the head and face, Hopkins said.
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By JUSTIN FENTON | June 25, 2006
Two employees were fired last week from a Department of Juvenile Services Eastern Shore facility for failing to follow proper procedures after learning that two youths had engaged in a sex act in a classroom, the department said. The employees became aware that a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl had sexual intercourse as a film was shown in a darkened classroom on Tuesday but failed to report the incident for several hours, delaying an investigation, said Edward Hopkins, a department spokesman.
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December 22, 2004
A Joppa man was killed early yesterday, apparently when he was run over by his own car outside his home, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Amnon Birenzvige, 67, of the 300 block of Chimney Oak Drive was found pinned under his 2003 Nissan Sentra GXE about 6 a.m. Police believe that Birenzvige went to retrieve a newspaper after starting his car and that the car drifted down the driveway and ran him over. Birenzvige was pronounced dead at the scene. "There doesn't appear to be anything suspicious," said Edward Hopkins, the sheriff's spokesman.
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December 19, 2004
2-year-old struck, killed by sitter's van, police say A 2-year-old Edgewood girl was killed Wednesday when a minivan driven by her baby sitter backed out of a residential parking space and struck her, police said. The toddler, Kaiya Alexis Bryant, had been overlooked as the baby sitter placed five other children in a minivan in the 2400 block of Beaver Crossing Court about 12:15 p.m., police said. When the sitter, 25, backed up the minivan, she heard a thump, got out and saw it was the girl, said Edward Hopkins, Harford County sheriff's spokesman.
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By Matt Kasper and Matt Kasper,SUN STAFF | January 25, 2004
Skateboarders are everywhere in Bel Air these days, sailing off stone ledges and rolling slowly down paved roads, and opinions abound as to the extent to which their behavior is innocent fun or unnecessarily dangerous and destructive. Although skateboarding is technically illegal in most of Bel Air -- Section 12-326 of city law states: "Skateboards, in-line skates, [R]ollerblades or other similar devices shall not be operated within the commercially or industrially zoned districts or in any playground or parkland or recreation area unless that area has been specifically designated" -- most proprietors seem to care only when the skating directly interferes with day-to-day operations.
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January 10, 2004
Thomas Morgan Hopkins, a former teacher who worked for more than 20 years as an entomologist, died of obstructive pulmonary disease Sunday at Joseph A. Richey Hospice. He was 80 and lived at Charlestown Retirement Community. Mr. Hopkins was born and raised in Haddonfield, N.J., and earned a bachelor's degree in 1950 from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. In 1951, he earned a master's degree in education from Temple University. Mr. Hopkins taught biology at Haddonfield High School until 1959.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 17, 2003
In Harford County Police release description of unknown woman's body ABERDEEN - The unidentified body found Sunday in the 1400 block of Stepney Road near Aberdeen is described as that of a Caucasian woman 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 110 pounds, with a petite build and dark hair, a Harford Sheriff's Department spokesman said yesterday. The victim had numerous tattoos, and the body was partially clothed when found, said spokesman Edward Hopkins. In an autopsy Monday, the cause of death was ruled as blunt-force trauma to the head and face, Hopkins said.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1997
A Harford County sheriff's deputy, claiming he was removed from his job for demanding overtime pay, has filed suit in federal court to be reinstated with the police dog unit.The suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore stems from a federal lawsuit in which Deputy Edward Keplin claimed that the Sheriff's Office violated his rights under federal labor laws by refusing to pay him for taking care of his dog after work.A lawyer for Keplin said that as a result of the earlier suit, Keplin was transferred to another unit in June 1995.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 30, 1999
Harford County authorities were searching yesterday for a masked gunman who shot and fatally wounded a bakery worker in a grocery near the Pennsylvania line late Tuesday.Lynda Katherine Blair, 45, of the 200 block of St. Mary's Road in Pylesville, died yesterday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said."Nothing was taken from the store. Right now it looks as if she may have been the target, but we don't know," said Lt. Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Department.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 15, 2003
The body of an unidentified woman was found along a rural road in Harford County yesterday morning, and police were treating her death as an apparent homicide. A motorist looking for deer spotted the body in the 1400 block of Stepney Road near Aberdeen about 7:05 a.m., said Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Department. He said he had no description of the woman, and no identification was found. Hopkins said police could not be sure of a cause of death until after an autopsy, which was not expected to be performed until today.
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