Saturday, May 5, 2012
Michael T. Truluck was tragically killed when he fell out of a vehicle and was run over on Harford Road back in March.
Friends and family of a fallen teenager gathered at a Parkville pediatrician’s office Saturday morning and quickly got to scrubbing—cars, that is. A line, at times more than five cars long, waited to be soaped up and rinsed off for a good cause. The cost of the car wash went toward a donation to help pay for Michael Truluck's headstone. Truluck, a 13-year-old Parkville Middle School student, was tragically killed when he was hit by a car on Harford Road back in February. Among those washing cars was the boy's father, Michael Truluck Jr. "I am just overwhelmed. I can't thank these people enough," Truluck said. "I had no idea my son had so many friends. I knew he was popular and well liked but I never knew he had touched this many lives. "…
Zachary Campbell, 20, of Baltimore is alleged to have looked in at females as they used the restroom at several local colleges, including CCBC Essex.
Baltimore County police arrested a 20-year-old man who is suspected of spying on females as they used the restroom at several local colleges. Zachary Campbell, of the 1600 block of Northbourne Road in Baltimore, is alleged by police to be the serial peeping tom described by students who reported similar incidents over the last few months at CCBC Essex, Towson University, Loyola University and Morgan State, county police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton said. According to court records, Campbell has been charged with three counts of peeping tom among other related charges. CCBC spokesperson Hope Davis said in each of the two cases reported on her campus, female students reported that a man looked under their stall as they used the …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Debbie Hardy, a mother whose daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident, recently spoke to Overlea High School students about the the dangers of driving while intoxicated.
Getting behind the wheel of a car after you've been drinking is, at the very least, reckless—it's also dangerous, and can have serious and unintended consequences for you, your passengers and even total strangers. No one knows that better than Debbie Hardy. Hardy, who recently spoke to students at Overlea High School, lost her youngest daughter Janet when she was killed in a drunk driving accident. That was in October 2003; Janet was 13 years old. Overlea juniors and seniors, who will soon go to prom, listened intently as Hardy told the story of Janet's life and death. She encouraged them to remember her daughter as they entered the party season and to think before they took that first drink. Check out some video from Hardy's speech to …
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases were a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
Fullerdale Avenue, 9500 block. Between 7:10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. May 2. Two laptop computers and miscellaneous tools valued at a total of $1,000 were stolen from a home. Burglars forced open a basement door at the rear of the home to get inside, destroying the door frame and causing $100 in damage in the process. Old Harford Road, 8200 block. Between 6:45 and 7:20 p.m. May 1. Someone broke a screen in an burglary attempt but failed to get inside the home. Windsor Road, 2500 block. Between 6:30 a.m. and 12:44 p.m. A jewelry box and jewelry, valued at $900, were stolen from a home. A rear kitchen door was kicked open and destroyed in the process of the burglary, causing an estimated $400 in damages. Harford Road, 8300 block. At 11:30 p.m. …
Police say that four juveniles stole a bicycle from another boy after they kicked him.
A 13-year-old boy was robbed of a bicycle Thursday night as he rode along Hazelwood Avenue near Comstock Avenue. Police say the boy was approached by four male juveniles as he was riding his bicycle; one suspect pulled the victim off his bike and, after kicking him several times, stole it. Missing after the incident is a purple Schwinn bicycle valued at $300. The victim was not seriously injured in the incident. Police describe the suspects as a group of white male juveniles, one with shoulder-length hair. One of the suspects is believed to be between 16 and 19 years old.
The judiciary's opinion that pit bulls are violent should go through the legislature, says U.S. Humane Society.
The Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling declaring pit bulls inherently dangerous and holding their owners liable in the event of attack is opposed by the Humane Society, regional rescue groups and state lawmakers. “We believe that the court overstepped its authority,” said Betsy McFarland of the Humane Society of the United States. The court ruled last week that in a 2007 pit bull attack on a boy in Towson, the owner was liable on the grounds that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are inherently dangerous. By common law, persons trying to file suit against a dog owner would have to prove the dog in question had a history of violence. Now, if the owner or landlord has knowledge that the dog is pit bull or part pit bull, the owner or landlord is …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sisters Emily and Riley called 911 to save their grandfather.
Emily and Riley Stunkel were having an ordinary Thursday back in March when things suddenly took a turn for the dramatic. The sisters were playing at their home on Emerald Road when they heard a loud thump. Emily, 6, and Riley, 3, went to investigate and found their grandfather Richard Forstner collapsed in a bathroom. "I was ill that day, I went into the restroom and I fell; I stood up, sort of dazed and fell again," Forstner said. "I fell a third time, across the bathtub. The girls came in and they asked me 'poppy, are you ok?' I told them 'no, I'm hurtin' and that's when they went and got my cell phone." The girls called 911 and thanks to their quick thinking, their grandfather is still alive today. He was taken to Good Samaritan …
The third district U.S. Congressman stopped by to chat with seniors about social security, medicare and other issues as part of a tour for Older Americans Month.
May is Older Americans Month and in an effort to directly engage the seniors in his district Congressman John Sarbanes made a stop at Parkville Senior Center Thursday morning. Sarbanes, who stopped by a senior center in Arbutus on Wednesday, took the time to talk to about 25 seniors in Parkville about social security, medicare and medicaid before taking a brief tour of the center. "It's important to get a sense of what my constituent's perspective is on the issues of the day," Sarbanes told the group. "It's up to people like myself to try to stay connected and down to earth." The Congressman was impressed by the exercise facilities at the senior center, and by the delivery of service in general. "I've got to thank Parkville Senior Center …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Giant Food presented Bill Grubbs with a giant check after he won the Year of Free Groceries Sweepstakes.
It's been a little over a month since Parkville's new Giant store opened and now one shopper has won free groceries for a year. Today Bill Grubbs received a huge check from the company for $7,800 after he won Giant's Year of Free Groceries Sweepstakes. According to a release from Giant, the amount will be paid out in gifts cards and represents a year's worth of groceries.
Members of the Broadway cast of Mary Poppins trekked from the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore to meet students at the Maryland School for the Blind who are also performing the play.
A group of student actors at the Maryland School for the Blind got a special surprise Wednesday morning when cast members from the touring Broadway production of Mary Poppins stopped by. The students, who will perform the play for their annual musical Wednesday and Thursday nights, got a chance to ask the performers about travelling and performing and even to show off their musical chops: singing "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Supercalifragilistic" for their guests. The Maryland School for the Blind production of Mary Poppins is open to the public and the curtain rises at 7 p.m. The traveling production at the Hippodrome Theatre runs through the end of this weekend.