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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
The driver of a pickup truck failed to slow down for traffic on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County and hit a 2000 black Honda Accord just before 4 p.m. Friday, killing the Honda's driver, according to Maryland State Police. He was identified by police Saturday as 49-year-old Stephen T. Patterson of Hampstead. The accident caused the southbound lanes of I-97 to be closed for three hours. Police said 29-year-old Daniel Martin Harris of Worton, who was driving a 2003 green Ford F-250, failed to slow down on the southbound side of the highway at the spur to eastbound U.S. Route 50 and collided with the Honda.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
The driver of a pickup truck failed to slow down for traffic on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County and hit a 2000 black Honda Accord just before 4 p.m. Friday, killing the Honda's driver, according to Maryland State Police. He was identified by police Saturday as 49-year-old Stephen T. Patterson of Hampstead. The accident caused the southbound lanes of I-97 to be closed for three hours. Police said 29-year-old Daniel Martin Harris of Worton, who was driving a 2003 green Ford F-250, failed to slow down on the southbound side of the highway at the spur to eastbound U.S. Route 50 and collided with the Honda.
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April 30, 1996
An 18-year-old Hampstead man was arrested Saturday and '' charged in several thefts April 23 and 24 in the Roberts Field development, town police said.Bryan Keith Steimetz of the 4200 block of Crystal Court was charged with five counts of theft and one count of continuing to steal as a course of action. He was freed on a $3,000 property bond yesterday.All of the stolen property, including a patio table, plastic trash cans, a free-standing basketball hoop and a barbecue grill, was recovered, police said.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | September 12, 2007
Robert Jefferson is prepared to vindicate his title. Four of the past five years, he won the Best of Show in an amateur winemaking competition. Last year, he tied with Greg Sliviak. Although it didn't start out that way, Jefferson has become the man to beat. "I never know how I'm going to do when I get there, but I guess I've managed to do OK," said Jefferson, 65, of Hampstead. "I think everyone wants to beat me now." The competition is part of a 24-year-old tradition - the Maryland Wine Festival - that will be held Saturday and Sunday in Westminster at the Carroll County Farm Museum.
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July 24, 1997
A Hampstead man is expected to be extradited today from North Carolina, where he was arrested on a Maryland warrant charging him with violating a court protective order and assaulting his estranged wife at their Carroll County home.Bruce K. Solomon, 38, is accused of using scissors to cut about 6 inches of his wife's hair July 15, after he had tried to bind her hands and mouth with duct tape, according to charging documents filed the next day.Her brother-in-law, who lives nearby, was summoned by the couple's daughter.
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November 20, 1997
A Hampstead man, who pleaded guilty in July to possession of cocaine and drunken driving, was sentenced yesterday to a year in the Carroll County Detention Center. Six-month terms for each charge were made consecutive.Brian K. King, 35, formerly lived in Sykesville, where he was stopped on Route 26 for erratic driving Jan. 5, court records show.Police reported finding three grams of crack cocaine in his pocket after he refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.
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February 5, 1998
A Hampstead man was convicted of drunken driving and two counts of assault after pleading not guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court Tuesday.Michael O. Mehaffie, 26, agreed not to challenge the prosecutor's statement of facts. Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. set sentencing for March 25.According to court records, Mehaffie became angry when a woman he met in a bar late on Aug. 17 refused to ride home with him after he drove her to the home of a friend, Sean E. Seets, in a Hampstead mobile home park about 2 a.m. on Aug. 18.Seets and his roommate, Robert M. Vicera, tried to calm Mehaffie, but he drove his car at Seets, striking him and flipping him into the air. Seets was not seriously injured.
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June 5, 1997
A Hampstead man who pleaded guilty to raping his now-deceased stepdaughter was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison with all but one year suspended.Joseph G. Turner Sr., 54, will serve the time at Carroll County Detention Center and be placed on four years of probation upon his release.Prosecutors said Turner went with a man to the Taneytown home of his stepdaughter, then 23, to do repair work Jan. 3, 1996.After the other man left, Turner assaulted his stepdaughter.The woman, who called police and was interviewed about the incident, was fatally struck by a pickup truck Jan. 19, 1996, as she walked along Route 140 in Taneytown.
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October 11, 1996
A 33-year-old Hampstead man pleaded guilty yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court to three counts of child abuse. He is not being identified to protect the privacy of some of his victims, who are relatives.In return for the plea, prosecutor Tracy A. Gilmore said she will ask for a lengthy sentence with all but 18 months suspended.Judge Francis M. Arnold set sentencing for Nov. 27 and ordered the defendant to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.Five girls, all 12 or 13, told a school counselor Feb. 20 about the man's pattern of abusing them, according to court records.
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July 14, 1998
A Carroll County grand jury has indicted a Hampstead man on eight drug charges, including possession of heroin and marijuana.The charges against Sergio Balsamo include two counts of keeping a common nuisance in the 4200 block of Huntsman Trail, in reference to the alleged dispensing of heroin. The crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.Two other common-nuisance counts involve marijuana and have maximum sentences of five years and a $15,000 fine.The final two counts of the indictment, returned Thursday evening, accuse Balsamo of possessing paraphernalia such as plastic bags, a metal screen, smoking devices, a scale, a portion of a straw, a mirror and a razor blade allegedly used "to process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, re-pack, store, contain, conceal ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body" marijuana and heroin.
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By Laura McCandlish | September 6, 2007
A Hampstead man was charged yesterday with negligent manslaughter in a fatal crash in April in Eldersburg that killed the driver of a pickup truck, state police said. Joseph K. Nash, 44, of the 2400 block of Fairmount Road was charged with one count of negligent manslaughter by automobile, two counts of negligent homicide by automobile, driving while impaired by drugs, driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance, reckless driving, negligent driving and failure to drive right of center, according to court documents.
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By Winyan Soo Hoo and Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com | July 12, 2005
A police dive team found a Hampstead man's body in the Prettyboy Reservoir in northern Baltimore County just after 1 a.m. today, authorities said. Frederick Stein, 44, of the 4000 block of St. Paul Road, drowned last night while trying to swim the width of the dam near Middletown. Stein was seen swimming across the reservoir near the dam's face about 9 p.m. by a female friend who called police after he disappeared from view, authorities said. He had been drinking, police said. A police helicopter equipped with a high-intensity searchlight and an infrared unit capable of locating a body -- even when it us underwater -- contributed to the search hours after darkness, authorities said.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2004
A Hampstead man was found dead early yesterday after being run over by a train, state police said. An engineer operating a CSX freight train traveling east from Hanover, Pa., to Baltimore told police he saw a man, later identified as Jeffrey Alan Andrews, 42, lying on railroad tracks between Shiloh and Gill avenues in Hampstead about 2:10 a.m. The engineer, who was not identified, saw a body clothed in white and tried to warn Andrews with a horn, but...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2003
For several years, Howard "Bub" Leister has resolutely resisted pressure from developers who have offered him more than $2 million for the Hampstead land he has farmed for more than a half-century. He treasures the view from his back porch - fenced green pastures surrounding a rustic red barn and a glistening pond - and wants to preserve it for future generations. So Leister, 89, has sold the 100-acre farm to Carroll County for $1.1 million, about half its appraised value. The land will become Leister Park, dedicated to the longtime farmer and his late wife, Reba.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 2003
A 37-year-old Hampstead man was arrested yesterday, accused of a five-month vandalism spree that included the theft of two flags from Town Hall and smashing the windshield of a town police car, authorities said. Michael David Naylor of the 1000 block of Houcksville Road was being held on $2,500 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center after appearing before a Carroll District Court commissioner yesterday morning, and Baltimore police had filed a detainer on other charges, according to charging documents.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2002
A Hampstead man convicted of attacking his girlfriend and resisting police - in separate incidents last summer - was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison. Douglas Raymond Salvatore, 38, of the 1200 block of N. Main St. was found guilty yesterday in Carroll County Circuit Court of second-degree assault, resisting arrest and violating a protective order. The incident involving his girlfriend occurred July 6 in the 2600 block of Hoffman Mill Road, between Hampstead and Westminster.
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By From Staff Reports | April 20, 1994
A 35-year-old Hampstead man has been held on $10,000 bond since his arrest early Sunday for allegedly assaulting his wife.Smith H. Dean 3rd is charged with assault on his wife, Tracey Dean; assault and battery; and possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.Police say that Mr. Dean struck his wife, pointed a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol at her and then fled with their 2-year-old son.Mrs. Dean called state police about 2 a.m. Sunday and said her husband had come home intoxicated, woke her and struck her before pointing the gun at her, state police reported.
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