Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


April 02, 1993

Unknown man killed by train on Amtrak line

A man who was struck and killed by a Boston-bound Amtrak train in Harmans Wednesday night remained unidentified yesterday, the state Medical Examiner's office said.

Police said the man was walking north on the tracks near Railroad Avenue, just south of Baltimore-Washington International Airport, when he was hit.

Amtrak police interviewed crew members of the Night Owl train before allowing it to continue its journey to Boston, said Michael Stewart, a spokesman for the railroad. The train was delayed about 30 minutes.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office in Baltimore, where efforts were under way to identify it.

Area relatives sought for man who got lost

County police are trying to find relatives of a 75-year-old South Carolina man who was found wondering around Brooklyn Park yesterday morning.

Felton McLeveen was disoriented and lost when a police officer found him walking along Belle Grove Road, near Sixth Avenue, about 2:15 a.m., police said.

Mr. McLeveen told the officer he was visiting Maryland from South Carolina because of a death in the family and that he was staying with a relative, possibly named "Otis," near the Baltimore City line.

Mr. McLeveen was taken in by Sarah's House shelter at Fort Meade. He is described as a black man with gray hair, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. He was wearing black dress pants, a white collared shirt and a black dress jacket and used a cane.

Possible relatives in the area could be Otis McLeveen and Emma Jane McLeveen. Anyone with information about Mr. McLeveen should contact Sarah's House at 551-7722 or the Department of Social Services at 508-2199.

Brooklyn Park bank robbed by armed trio

Three armed men robbed a Brooklyn Park bank branch Wednesday afternoon after forcing employees and at least one customer to the floor.

Police said the men -- one wearing a ski mask -- entered the Provident Bank of Maryland branch in the 5700 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 2 p.m. One had a handgun, another a shotgun. It was unclear what the third man was carrying.

The man armed with a small black handgun jumped over the counter and pushed the tellers against a wall. He then emptied a cash drawer, stuffing the bills into a brown leather bag, police said.

The second suspect ordered a customer and the bank manager to the floor while the third man guarded the front door. They escaped in a black sedan with an undetermined amount of money. A witness said the license plate included the numbers 550.

North County student says she was raped

An 18-year-old North County High School student reported yesterday that she was raped Wednesday afternoon in the school.

County police said that they interviewed a suspect yesterday, but as of last night had not filed any charges. Authorities would not comment on their investigation.

"This is a very isolated situation involving two students at this point in time," said Huntley J. Cross, a special assistant to the school superintendent who handles serious disciplinary problems.

The allegation comes just three days after a 14-year-old student was charged with stabbing, but not seriously wounding, another teen-ager in the chest with a penknife at Brooklyn Park-Lindale Middle School and another 14-year-old was caught with a .22 caliber handgun inside the Corkran Middle School in Glen


Last night students and parents met in Annapolis to discuss violence in schools in a forum sponsored by the County Council.

The alleged rape occurred Wednesday about 1 p.m. inside the school, said Lt. Mike McNelly, commander of the Crimes Against Persons unit. He would not be specific about the location.

Police said that the student reported the alleged attack to her guidance counselor yesterday about 8 a.m. She was interviewed by officers in the Sex Offense Unit. Police also said that they interviewed the alleged suspect.

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