Thursday, May 9, 2013
Police say the victim worked at Maryland Live! Casino.
Police have not identified a suspect in the case of a woman found shot to death in her car in Columbia. At about 9 a.m. on May 4, police said they received a call from someone who said they saw a woman who appeared injured in a car on the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road. Police said they found the woman, Deborah Castellano, 47, in a Toyota Corolla parked in a parking lot. She had been shot multiple times, according to police. “Police are still investigating possible suspects and motives,” according to police spokesperson Mary Phelan. Castellano had recently moved to the area from central New York, according to Phelan. She was working at Maryland Live! Casino and lived in the apartment building near where she was found dead. “For those who…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Cedric Scott was found guilty of attempting to kill a man during a drug deal.
A Gwynn Oak man pleaded no contest to attempted murder in the shooting of a Columbia man outside of Sam’s Mart in Oakland Mills in January of 2012. Cedric Lamont Scott, 39, was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Tuesday after his plea, according to Wayne Kirwan, a spokesperson for the Howard County state's attorney's office. Police said Scott fired a shot at Marcus Lee as Scott and three others were attempting to sell a large amount of marijuana to Lee outside Sam’s Mart in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road on Jan. 11, 2012. Lee escaped into the Sam’s Mart, while Scott grabbed the marijuana and ran, according to police. Lee was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and later recovered, according to police. The …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A forum on the state of education in Oakland Mills is scheduled for next month.
A forum on the status of schools in Oakland Mills is scheduled for May 7 and is hosted by the Oakland Mills Community Association. The event is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place. Guests include: Questions must be submitted before the forum, according to an event flier. Submit them to Reginald Avery at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fred Eiland email@example.com See more school news on Columbia Patch:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Incumbent Alex Hekimian is facing off against Julia Jackson McCready.
Respondents answered the following questions via email. Their responses are here in full. Alex Hekimian I have lived in Oakland Mills for the past 35 years. I am a civil engineer, with most of my professional experience as a transportation engineer and planner. I am currently retired. In previous years, I led a Columbiawide citizens advocacy organization. I currently serve as the Oakland Mills representative on the Columbia Association Board of Directors. Julia McCready I have lived in the Talbott Springs neighborhood of Oakland Mills since 1999. My younger daughter attended Talbott Springs Elementary and is now at Oakland Mills Middle. I have served on my HOA Board, the TSES PTA Communications Committee, as an OM Street Captain, and …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Oakland Mills High students were arrested and charged earlier this month.
Four Oakland Mills High School students, who allegedly choked and held a cab driver at gunpoint in an attempt to rob him on March 1, were indicted for attempted murder, armed robbery and related offenses by a Howard County grand jury on Wednesday. Khalid Woods, 19, Woody Rousseau and Chelby Ofosusafori, both 17, and Johnam Perez-Rivera, 16, have been charged as adults. Woods, Perez-Rivera and Ofosusafori remain in custody while Roussea was released on bail on March 18, according to court records. Police said that the four called a taxi to take them to a nearby party and when the cab arrived, Perez-Rivera allegedly used a karate belt to choke the driver while Woods pointed a BB gun at him and demanded money. Fearing for his life, the cab …
Two men, one armed with a handgun, kidnapped a man, took him to an ATM and used his debit card to steal cash after carjacking him, according to police.
A man driving on Broken Land Parkway near Stevens Forest Road was carjacked, kidnapped and taken to an ATM machine where two armed robbers withdrew a significant amount of the man's money early Friday morning, according to police. The man was driving on Broken Land Parkway around 1:30 a.m., about to turn into the Exxon gas station, when an unknown man knocked on the car's window. The motorist unlocked the door to the vehicle, after which the unknown man opened the door, displayed a handgun and told the driver to move to the passenger seat, said police. The driver then attempted to escape the vehicle through the passenger-side door, but was stopped by a second man. The man with the gun then hit the driver with his handgun, injuring the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The arrests stem from a March 1 incident in which the cab driver was choked and threatened with a handgun, police said.
Update 4:00 p.m. - This article has been updated to include release information. Four Oakland Mills High School students have been arrested and three are charged with attempted murder after police said they choked a cab driver with a karate belt and threatened him with a handgun. Police said Khalid Khahiem Woods, 19; Johnam Perez-Rivera, 16; Woody Rousseau, 17; and Chellby Ofosusafori, 17, called a Columbia Flyer taxi. When the driver picked them up on Sweet Fern in Columbia, they attempted to rob him, according to police. The incident occurred around 10:45 p.m. on March 1, said police. Police said Perez-Rivera was sitting behind the cab driver when he pulled a karate belt around the driver's neck. Then, police said, Woods pulled out a …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Find out which top local high school teams are competing in the Maryland State Championships.
Tuesday, February 26
Oakland Mills, Columbia Long Reach, Columbia River Hill, Clarksville Reservoir, Fulton Additional Information: State championship tournament brackets Maryland high school basketball information - MaxPreps
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Neighbors beginning to voice concern over noise at Blandair Park.
It's no longer just fun and games at Howard County's Blandair Park—the new park is generating a significant amount of noise, according to a report published in Explore Howard. Neighbors of the park said noises such as air horns, whistles, buzzers and public address speakers are creating a situation in which the park has become a nuisance, according to the report. A meeting to allow residents to discuss the noise issues is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Other Barn in Oakland Mills. The park, which is open from sunrise to 11 p.m., officially opened in March, and is home to lacrosse, soccer and football practices and games on its three synthetic fields—which are lit at night. The park also hosts large tournaments that draw a …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Tell us in comments: Do you support the idea of a new bridge to connect Oakland Mills to downtown Columbia?
Proponents of Bridge Columbia will have to overcome the latest setback in their efforts to build a new bridge over Route 29 that would connect Oakland Mills and downtown Columbia. According to Explore Howard, the development company Howard Hughes found that a new bridge wouldn't be used enough to warrant its expense, according to testimony in front of the County Council by John Powell, office of transportation administrator in Howard County. Do you support the bridge, or do you think the cost outweighs the benefits? - Tell us in the comments. Howard Hughes wouldn't comment on the study because it has not been approved by the county, according to Explore Howard. Bridge Columbia, the group pushing for a new bridge, estimated the cost of a …