Friday, September 7, 2012
Dante Farago is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $75,000 bond.
A Parkville man was arrested Sunday after police say he stole copper piping from his mother's home, caused it to flood, and reportedly blamed society for the misdeed. Dante Farago, 42, whose address is listed in online court records as the 9300 block of Fullerdale Avenue, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, theft, malicious destruction of property, disorderly conduct, and resisting or interfering with arrest. He is being held on $75,000 bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Police said Farago stole a five foot section of copper pipe from the basement of his mother's home on Fullerdale Avenue between 1:20 and 1:45 p.m. Sept. 2. When police responded, the victim told them that her son told …
Suzanne Thompson is an insurance specialist at HealthPlan Headquarters in Fullerton.
A Towson woman working at Fullerton insurance firm was honored as one of The Daily Record's Innovators of the Year. Suzanne Thompson of HealthPlan Headquarters, an insurance specialist, was one of 20 winners. "We are proud to honor Suzanne Thompson as one of The Daily Record’s Innovators of the Year," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of the newspaper in a media release. "Suzanne Thompson embodies the creativity and innovative spirit that originally spurred The Daily Record to launch the Innovator of the Year Awards."
A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road has been vandalized for the second time in a month.
A speed camera on Cromwell Bridge Road near Loch Raven High School was vandalized overnight and, according to a repairman, is currently non-operational. The camera, which was vandalized for the first time on Aug. 17, was spray-painted. The camera housing and the ground around the camera have the number 2013 scrawled in silver and orange paint. The plastic covering the camera lens was painted opaque in orange and silver, and the area where the flashbulbs sit was damaged. The camera was damaged between 5:30 and 7 a.m. Sept. 7, according to Cpl. Cathleen Batton, a Baltimore County Police spokeswoman. Batton said the company responsible for maintaining the cameras had been contacted and would be replacing the damaged camera housing. When the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Charles Clifton Shelley has been missing since Wednesday morning.
Police are asking for the public's help in finding a Parkville man missing since Wednesday morning. Charles Clifton Shelley, 57, was last seen around 8:15 a.m. Sept. 5 when he left a group home in the 8000 block of Highpoint Road in Parkville. In a press release, police describe the missing man as 6'1" tall, approximately 230 pounds with blue eyes, short gray hair and unshaven. A photo of Shelley is attached to this article. He was last seen wearing a purple Ravens baseball cap, red T-shirt, grey cargo shorts, white socks, and white shoes with velcro. Anyone who has seen Shelley is being asked to call 410-887-5310.
An occasional column, bringing you the best in craft beer news from Parkville and beyond.
DuClaw's Real Ale Festival Tickets are still available for what's quickly become one of my favorite festivals in the Maryland beer scene: the DuClaw Real Ale Fest. The festival takes place at the Bel Air DuClaw location this Saturday from 12-4 p.m. and a ticket gets you unlimited access to all the beer plus a whole lot of food including three whole pigs. In total the festival will feature over 40 firkins from 22 breweries. What's a firkin? Glad you asked. A firkin is an 11-gallon keg that holds cask-conditioned beer; "real ale" means the beer is unfiltered and served at cellar temperature (between 50 and 55 degrees) and is only lightly carbonated. A sampling of beers to be featured include: And that's just what they have in so far. DuClaw'…
John Andrew Blaes, 49, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to produce child pornography and transporting a minor to engage in sex.
A Parkville man pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges stemming from an incident where he and a woman allegedly enslaved a teenage girl for sex. John Andrew Blaes, 49, of the 8600 block of Wendell Avenue in Parkville pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography and transporting a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct, The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced in a press release. Blaes faces a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 years in prison for the conspiracy charge and 10 years to life in prison for the transportation charge, followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release, the release states. A sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 19. Blaes and his alleged co-conspirator, 36-year-old Margaret …
Former Ravens owner Art Modell brought the NFL back to Baltimore.
UPDATED (7:15 a.m.)—Baltimore media outlets are reporting former Ravens owner Art Modell has died. FOX45 began reporting around 6 a.m. that Modell had died. On its website, FOX45 reported that Modell, 87, was being treated for heart failure. Around 7 a.m., WBAL.com and The Sun reported Modell had died. The Sun reported early Thursday morning that Modell had been hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Modell sold the Ravens to Steve Bisciotti in two parts—49 percent ownership in 2000, and the remaining 51 percent in 2004. He moved the Ravens to Baltimore before the start of the 1996 season. The Ravens won the Super Bowl in January 2001. Stay with Patch for updates.
Do you know where in the greater Parkville-Overlea area this photo was taken?
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- Nick Gestido
Thursday, September 6, 2012
I'll start out this week's Vintage Parkville-Overlea column with a hint: this is a pretty major intersection now-a-days—all four corners are developed. But back in 1947 when the photo was taken, the area was still rural. The image above, which was pulled from the Baltimore County Public Library's Legacy Web, shows two dairy farms and an Amoco gas station. Do you know where it was taken? Share your best guess and your memories of the old days of Parkville-Overlea in the comments.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Blaine McGlothlin, a Parkville High School student, will compete for national gold in the Special Olympics Golf National Invitational Tournament.
One Parkville High School student is in for a big weekend as he competes for national gold. Blaine McGlothlin, 19, is headed to the Special Olympics Golf National Invitational Tournament at The Wigwam resort in Phoenix, AZ. McGlothlin, a senior at Parkville High School, has Down syndrome and will compete taking alternating shots on nine holes with his father Rick McGlothlin. The tournament lasts three days, and officials will take the average of each day's score to determine the winner. Blaine qualified for the tournament when he won Special Olympics Maryland gold last September as a competitor in the Cecil County Special Olympics. At the time, he was a Perryville High School student and Havre de Grace resident. "We shot a 58 to win the …
Parkville Shopping Center is undergoing a renovation and Regency Centers, the company that owns the center, is using the crowdsourcing website Popularise to get input on new tenants.
What would you build here? That's the question Regency Centers is asking Parkvillians about Parkville Shopping Center. The property management company is using the crowdsourcing website Popularise to solicit ideas from the people who shop at Parkville Shopping Center. So far, about ten people have jumped into the discussion, talking about what businesses would be a good fit for the neighborhood. More than one user has suggested a pet store, while others are locked in a debate about whether or not the center should have more chain retailers and restaurants. The crowdsourcing initiative is part of a $1.7 million dollar renovation underway at the shopping center. "Given the center's location inside the Beltway just outside of Baltimore, …