In­ves­ti­ga­tion into Elk­ton shoot­ings con­tin­ues

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

— Po­lice con­tinue to search for sus­pects and pos­si­bly more vic­tims fol­low­ing shoot­ings that oc­curred at two lo­ca­tions Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Ef­forts to solve the crime have been stymied by a lack of co­op­er­a­tion of by­standers in Hollingsworth Manor, ac­cord­ing to Elk­ton Po­lice Capt. Joseph Zurolo. There were ap­prox­i­mately 60 in­di­vid­u­als on the scene at the time, he said.

“Of­fi­cers be­gan to can-

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vas the area for po­ten­tial ev­i­dence, vic­tims, sus­pects and any in­for­ma­tion re­lated to the shoot­ing,” he said in a press re­lease. “No one would co­op­er­ate or pro­vide any de­tails as to what hap­pened.

An uniden­ti­fied woman was trans­ferred from Union Hospi­tal to Chris­tiana for treat­ment of a gun­shot wound to her stom­ach. Zurolo said Fri­day af­ter­noon that mom and baby were fine. A male vic­tim — also not iden­ti­fied by Elk­ton Po­lice — suf­fered a hand wound. He was treated at Union Hospi­tal and re­leased.

Sgt. David Con­fer had been on pa­trol in Hollingsworth Manor just af­ter 5 p.m. when he heard “nu­mer­ous gun­shots com­ing from the area of Cow Lane and Road 2,” Zurolo re­ported.

Not long af­ter be­gin­ning their in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the neigh­bor­hood, po­lice re­ceived word of a sec­ond shoot­ing at the nearby West End Gardens mo­tel.

that the lodge mem­bers would buy two items that CCSO’s com­mu­nity polic­ing unit needs. Kalin­sky said a flat screen tele­vi­sion would be used at fes­ti­vals and street fairs to pro­mote the agency.

He also thanked the lodge for re­plac­ing a Go-Pro cam­era sys­tem, which was dam­aged dur­ing the fu­neral pro­ces­sion for Har­ford County Sher­iff’s Deputy Mark Logs­don in Fe­bru­ary. The agency uses the cam- era for var­i­ous func­tions, in­clud­ing pro­mo­tional and train­ing films.

The lodge also sup­ports such lo­cal fam­ily-cen­tered or­ga­ni­za­tions as the Boy Scouts, Cherry Hill Cougars and Ce­cil Soc­cer, he added.

The gen­eros­ity comes as the 40-year-old civic or­ga­ni­za­tion is fac­ing costs of $18,000 to $26,000 to re­place the roof of their lodge on Cherry Hill Road north of Elk­ton. It’s a build­ing the lodge has owned for 26 years. Cal­lis said the lodge re­cently ap­plied for a Moose In­ter­na­tional grant in hopes of get­ting help with the bill.

“This is the last year they’re go­ing to do this,” he said of the $1 mil­lion pool of funds. “We’re hop­ing the third time is the charm.”

In the mean­time, the mem­bers con­tinue to hold fundrais­ers for the roof and var­i­ous Moose spon­sored char­i­ties. A Spring Fling was held Satur­day com­plete with slow-roasted pork on the grill. Adam Storey put the pig on char­coals Fri­day night around 7 p.m.

“I stayed here overnight and kept bast­ing it all night long,” Storey said. He tied a ham­mock in the pav­il­ion to rest be­tween bast­ing ses­sions.

Nearby, Ja­son Stan­ley ro­tated hot dog rolls on a smaller grill say­ing toasted rolls make for a bet­ter hot dog.

“This is how my dad did it,” Stan­ley ex­plained.

On a rise of grass above the pic­nic area chil­dren raced around with wa­ter pis­tols, got their faces painted and played car­ni­val games.

“This is a fam­ily-friendly lodge,” Cal­lis said. “We have movie nights and other events for our mem­bers and their chil­dren.”

He re­mem­bers play­ing in the hall while grow­ing up.

“I came here as a kid while my mother tended bar,” he said, adding he’s been a mem­ber him­self since 2005.

Men wish­ing the join the lodge pay $45. Women’s mem­ber­ship is $35. Mem­ber­ship comes with ac­cess to events, dis­counts on food and happy hour prices. How­ever, mem­ber­ship is more than the pri­vate bar.

“We want peo­ple who will vol­un­teer their time. This is a com­mu­nity ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion,” he said.

To con­tact the lodge about mem­ber­ship or up­com­ing pub­lic events call 410-398-1750.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

A mem­ber of the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s of­fice uses his pa­trol car to help an­chor crime scene tape at West End Gardens.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Ja­son Stan­ley, a mem­ber of Moose Lodge 851 in Cherry Hill, toasts hot dog rolls on the grill dur­ing the Moose Lodge Spring Fling Satur­day.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Moose Lodge 851 in Cherry Hill told Cpl. Michael Kalin­sky from the Ce­cil County Sher­iff’s Of­fice that the lodge would be mak­ing a do­na­tion to the de­part­ment.

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