By Justin Fenton and Julie Scharper
10:25 PM EST, January 23, 2012
The personal vehicle of Baltimore’s deputy mayor was vandalized over the weekend while it was parked outside of her Baltimore County home, county police said.
Baltimore County police confirmed that Baltimore Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos contacted police at the White Marsh precinct Sunday afternoon to report that her 2011 Mercedes E-350 had been defaced with red magic marker and an expletive directed at “Kelly,” which is a nickname.
The incident occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, she told police.
The vehicle was parked in the Fullerton area of the the county, near a home that Parthemos listed in the police report as her address. Parthemos told police that she did not know who was responsible for the vandalism.
Parthemos, 41, who oversees neighborhood and economic development, declined to comment.
A friend of Mayo rStephanie Rawlings-Blake since childhood, Parthemos has played a key role in the city’s negotiations concerning the Grand Prix Race and the planned slots casino, among other economic development projects.
Mayoral spokesman Ryan O’Doherty said the city charter does not stipulate that non-elected officials — with the exception of certain agency heads — live within the city.
“All legal requirements are being met,” O’Doherty said.
Just a week ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s car was the target of an attempted break-in, which was interrupted when her security detail witnessed Eric Malcolm Mitchell trying to open the door to her 2001 Infiniti while it was parked near her home.
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