HARFORD COUNTYCALVERT COUNTY — A 27-yearr-old Edgewood man has been arrested on charges of attempting to lure a 3-year-old Joppatowne boy into his car twice.
According to District Court records, a man with a small black-and-brown dog in his car stopped in front of the child's house about 3 p.m. April 29, held the door open and motioned for the boy to get in the car. The boy's father saw the incident, and the man drove off.
About noon last Wednesday, according to the records, the same man stopped in front of the boy's house again and rolled down the driver-side window. A neighbor saw him and wrote down the tag number as the man -- again accompanied by a dog -- drove away.
The tag number was registered to the suspect, who was questioned Thursday by Harford County sheriff's deputies.
A community meeting attended by about 200 Joppatowne residents was held Thursday.
Deputy Sheriff DeWayne Curry addressed the group. He said yesterday that the meeting was to allay residents' fears and pass along safety tips on protecting their children.
Douglas Lionel Brown of the 700 block of Stanford Court was arrested Friday on warrants issued by a District Court commissioner in Bel Air.
He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond for a bail-review hearing tomorrow.
20-year-old killed while resting in road
A 20-year-old Calvert County man was killed about dawn Friday as he sat or lay on a small road about a mile from where it dead-ends in the waterfront community of Olivet, near Lusby, the Calvert County Sheriff's Department said yesterday.
Raymond C. Jackson of Lusby was killed when he was struck by a car driven by Rhonda Poore, 21, also of Lusby, Sgt. T. H. Garner said.
No charges have been placed against Ms. Poore, Sergeant Garner said, and the investigation is continuing.
Cherry Hill man killed on Edmondson Avenue
A 31-year-old man was shot fatally on Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore Friday.
Bryant Allen of Hillview Road, Cherry Hill, was walking along Edmondson Avenue at 8:40 p.m. when two men approached, said Detective John Burns.
Mr. Allen ran from the men, who opened fire with automatic weapons.
Mr. Allen was hit and fell. The men then shot him several mortimes, Detective Burns said. Mr. Allen was taken to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m.
Police had no motive or suspects in the shooting.
Detective Burns said that 10 spent shell casings were found at the scene of the shooting.
To she-inal, or not is survey's question
An Annapolis research company polled 600 Baltimore- and Washington-area women to see how much they like the idea of using a female urinal.
It turns out that Washington women are more likely than Baltimore women to try a female urinal, according to a Widener-Burrows & Associates' poll. Surprisingly, Baltimore men liked the idea more than Baltimore women -- 56 percent thought the device was a good idea, compared with 46 percent of women. But only 63 percent of Washington men liked the idea, as opposed to 67 percent of Washington women.
Mistrial declared in parks director's trial
Prosecutors have not decided yet whether to proceed with a new trial for former Prince George's Parks Director Hugh "Reds" Robey.
Mr. Robey and two other men were accused of stealing more than $29,000 in an alleged contract fraud.
Prince George's County Judge William Missouri declared a mistrial Thursday after the jury failed to agree on a verdict after 18 hours of deliberation.
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to retry Mr. Robey on theft charges. Mr. Robey still faces bribery charges.
New busing guidelines affect up to 500 pupils
PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
The Prince George's County School Board has adopted a plan to reduce court-ordered busing in a way that will not upset the requirements of the 1973 federal desegregation order.
Under the changes adopted Thursday night, about 500 students now being bused to achieve desegregation will be allowed to return to their neighborhood schools.
A recent report said as many as 1,650 students could be returned to their local schools without upsetting the court-ordered plan. But school officials said there was room for only about 800 students without overcrowding classrooms.
FOR THE RECORD
* Eutaw Street between Lombard and Pratt streets will be closed to traffic at 10 a.m. tomorrow for two months for reconstruction, the city Department of Transportation announced.