October 31, 2012
A 21-year-old woman was found lying with a laceration across her head on the porch of a Edgewood home Tuesday after an apparent assault, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Deputies are now asking for the public's help in identifying her assailant. About 6:50 p.m., deputies arrived in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court for a report of a stabbing and found Cassandra Tittle, who lives on the same block, on the porch, the sheriff's office said. Tittle was transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
August 7, 2012
A 32-year-old Millersville woman faces child neglect and desertion charges after she abandoned her infant son at a Severn church Monday, police said. After a multi-state search, Pettricia Finch-Miller, 32, of the 600 block Water Wheel Court, was located at a motel in Fredericksburg, Va., with her two daughters, aged 10 and 13. The girls were unharmed and are in the care of family members, police said. Her two-month-old son, who was last seen about 8 a.m., was found by a passerby at 12:15 p.m. Strapped into a car seat, he had been left under a porch at the entrance to Grace Point Presbyterian Church in the 600 block of Donaldson Avenue, near Telegraph Road.
August 6, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455. Beech Avenue 3500 block, between 9:30 p.m. July 30 and 6:45 a.m. July 31. CDs, sunglasses, hand gel stolen from vehicle. Bellona Avenue 5700 block, between 11 p.m. July 29 and 8 a.m. July 30. Two hammer jacks, two blowers, rear Maryland tag 17X227 stolen from vehicle.
July 25, 2012
When Katie Byram and her family moved to a 1920s farmhouse in Baltimore County, they were charmed by its old-fashioned wraparound porch. Only one thing would make it even better: a porch swing. "I knew our kids would enjoy it," said Byram, who tapped interior designer Katherine Crosby to sketch plans for a "bohemian" seating area. They envisioned teak furniture from Thailand, outdoor rugs, potted plants — and a dark wooden swing. While the project is still in the early stages, Byram is already dreaming of relaxing in the swing as it sways in the summer breeze.
June 26, 2012
A mother and daughter from Middle River have pleaded guilty to a civil rights violation for their involvement in an incident in 2010 in which a dead raccoon was hung by a noose from an African family's Middle River porch, prosecutors said Tuesday. Dena Whedlee, 42, and her daughter Brittany Whedlee, 20, admitted to encouraging their co-conspirators - including Billy Ray Pratt, 24, of Halethorpe, and Joshua Wall, 20, of Essex - to hang the raccoon from the family's porch after a boy in the family got into a fight with Dena Whedlee's son, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
June 17, 2012
From the bucolic setting of her country home in Monkton to the gentle hum of the palm leaf paddles on the ceiling fans in her covered porch, Kim Eastburn's philosophy of decorating is apparent. "The focus of my design practice ... is to elevate interior design beyond just the esoteric," she said. "I think there is a huge opportunity to expand the conversation of overall wellness by bringing mindfulness to where we live. " Eastburn, who blogs as The Interior Design Shrink (theinteriordesignshrink.com)