April 13, 1999
A 20-year-old Westminster man died last month of narcotic intoxication -- snorted heroin -- complicated by bronchial pneumonia, Westminster police said yesterday. Michael E. DePinto was found by his mother about 7 p.m. March 16 at the apartment he shared with his parents in the first block of Westmoreland St. His parents had been in West Virginia and were snowed in, delaying their return, said police Capt. Dean A. Brewer. Police received the final toxicology reports on DePinto's death yesterday.
March 25, 1999
A state medical examiner ruled yesterday that 20-year-old Michael E. DePinto, whose mother found his body at their Westminster home eight days ago, died of narcotics intoxication complicated by bronchial pneumonia.Until results from additional toxicology tests are completed, the medical examiner will not be able to tell authorities what drug or combination of drugs might have been involved, said Capt. Dean Brewer, a spokesman for Westminster Police Department.The investigation is continuing, he said.
March 23, 1995
A 21-year-old Columbia man was charged with driving while intoxicated after his car struck a woman walking across the street Tuesday night, Howard County police said.Thomas Hocker, of Cross Fox Lane in Columbia's Wilde Lake village, was released on personal recognizance hours after the accident, a District Court commissioner said.The victim, Freda Goldberg, 51, of the 8300 block of Montgomery Run Road in Ellicott City, was released from the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday afternoon.
January 23, 1994
Suffocation caused the death of a 24-year-old Virginia man who died in Howard County police custody shortly after being arrested for allegedly abusing an infant Christmas Eve, a report from the state medical examiner's office said Friday.Police had originally attributed the death of Jose Inez Melendez of Alexandria, Va., to respiratory failure.The medical examiner's report also confirmed original claims by police that Mr. Melendez's blood alcohol concentration of 0.34 -- three times the legal limit for intoxication -- contributed to his death.
May 30, 1993
Memorial Day, celebrated by most as the beginning of summer, is enjoyed as a weekend of recreation and fun by Americans of many different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and traditions.Whether you plan to celebrate at home around a backyard barbecue, or out with friends at a park, lake or beach, you can do some simple things to prevent alcohol-related problems from ruining your fun.The U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention offers the following tips for adults attending or having Memorial Day activities where alcohol may be served:* Do not make drinking the main purpose of a Memorial Daygathering.
September 21, 1994
A 25-year-old woman pleaded guilty to homicide by motor vehicle while intoxicated yesterday in Anne Arundel Circuit Court stemming from her role in a May 1 car accident in Glen Burnie that killed her passenger.Melissa Ann Kramp of the 3200 block of Lily Ave., Baltimore, was convicted by Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. based on a statement of facts read by Assistant State's Attorney Darryl Jones.Mark A. Uhlig, 26, of the 1700 block of Selma Ave., Arbutus, Ms. Kramp's passenger, was pronounced dead at the scene.