March 12, 1995
State police arrested an 18-year-old Eastern Shore man Thursday and charged him in a robbery Feb. 28 at an Eldersburg veterinary hospital.Investigators said they believe two other suspects have fled the state and that arrest warrants will be obtained.Adrian J. Rhyanes of Centreville was arrested about 2 p.m. at his home and taken to the Centreville barracks for transport to Westminster. He was held at the Carroll County Detention Center on $100,000 bond on multiple robbery-related charges.
March 10, 1995
State police said they arrested one of three teen-agers wanted in the armed robbery of an Eldersburg veterinary hospital Feb. 28. The youth was arrested yesterday in Queen Anne's County, a spokesman said.Officers said three teen-agers, one carrying an Uzi-type automatic assault weapon and all appearing about 16 and 17 years old, wore bandanna-type masks when they burst into Carrolltown Veterinary Hospital. They forced one of four employees to a prescription drug cabinet in a rear room and stole 15 bottles of ketamine, a cat tranquilizer, and some cash, police said.
March 7, 2003
Girl, 17, is killed in crash involving her car, pickup truck A Silver Spring teen-ager was killed Wednesday evening when her car collided with a pickup truck that county police said failed to yield the right of way. Christine E. Michele Heger, 17, was southbound on Route 3 when a Dodge pickup traveling in the opposite direction crossed her path in an attempt to turn left at Crofton Boulevard. Heger swerved her 1973 Volkswagen Beetle but was unable to avoid hitting the side of the pickup.
April 4, 1995
Maryland State Police will fly to Florida today to bring back a 16-year-old Stevensville boy who has been charged as an adult in the armed robbery of an Eldersburg veterinary hospital five weeks ago.Steven Valltos agreed Friday to return voluntarily to face the robbery charges, police said.Two others teens have been charged in the robbery. Jefferey Taylor, 18, of Stevensville was arrested in Florida and returned to Maryland last week, police said. Facing armed robbery and related charges, he was released Friday after posting a $100,000 bond.
November 26, 1998
It's Thanksgiving morning and the turkey is just about cooked to perfection. The corn bread dressing is finished and repeatedly sampled by those camped out in the kitchen.The family pet knows there will be a feast today. You look down into those adoring brown eyes of your pet and say, "Hey, why not?" Then you slip Fluffy a large slab of turkey, skin and fat.Later Uncle Joe is also taken by Fluffy's appetite as he repeatedly feeds Fluffy crackers coated with ham spread. Finally, not wishing to throw away food the kids didn't finish, Fluffy's food bowl is filled with a liberal sampling of the day's complete menu, including the pumpkin pie.A few hours after the last cup of coffee has been served, Aunt Karen rushes to tell you that Fluffy just threw up all over the living room carpet.
November 21, 2001
Dolores L. Armstrong, 83, veterinary hospital owner Dolores L. Armstrong, retired office manager and co-owner of a Baltimore County veterinary hospital, died of cancer Saturday at Mercy Medical Center. She was 83. Mrs. Armstrong and her husband of 53 years, Dr. Albert B. Armstrong, operated Baltimore Animal Hospital on East Joppa Road in Parkville from 1960 until closing the practice in 1975. The couple lived in the Towson area. Dolores Esserwein was born and raised in Hampden, the daughter of a tavern owner.