Police arrested a teen-ager yesterday and charged him with...


April 26, 1996

TOWSON — Police arrested a teen-ager yesterday and charged him with a shooting Sunday that left a 4-year-old boy critically wounded with bullet fragments in his head and chest.

Bruce Herman Allen, 16, of the 900 block of Peach St. in Baltimore was arrested late yesterday afternoon and charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder, attempted first-degree murder and handgun violations, police said. Police said a youth fired several shots from a car in the 800 block of W. Lexington St., intending to hit a man on the street.

One of the bullets shattered on a light pole and fragments hit Abriam Moore as he rode his bicycle. Abriam's grandmother, Mary Muse, said yesterday he may be partially paralyzed and hasn't regained consciousness at the University of Maryland Medical Center. A man and a woman have been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying Sunday of Jong Seo Park, a clerk at the Lanvale Food Market in the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St., during a botched robbery attempt, a city police spokesman said.

Vernon Griffin, 39, was arrested Wednesday at his home in the 600 block of N. Brice St. and is being held without bond at the Baltimore City Detention Center, said Sam Ringgold, the spokesman.

Katina Barmer, 19, of the 3100 block of Walbrook Ave. surrendered to police Tuesday and is being held without bond in the Women's Detention Center at Central District, Mr. Ringgold said.

Judge jails landlord for not providing heat

A Baltimore landlord was sentenced to 10 days in jail yesterday after he was convicted of not providing for a tenant who lives at his property in the 3700 block of Garrison Blvd.

John H. Parker of the 3100 block of N. Hilton St. also was fined $500 by Judge William Murphy Sr. in Rent Court. But the fine was reduced to 50 hours of community service when Mr. Parker said he could not pay it, according to Assistant State's Attorney Julie Day, who prosecuted the case.

Reporters win award for series on death squads

Two reporters for The Sun, Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson, have been awarded the Eric and Amy Burger Award for their series "Battalion 316" on Honduran death squads.

The series told of atrocities committed by a secret Honduran intelligence unit that had been trained and equipped by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. "Battalion 316" was cited for the best reporting in any medium dealing with human rights. The award is given each year by the Overseas Press Club of America.

Johns Hopkins official named to Pratt library post

Caroline Senatore, director of major gifts for Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center, has been appointed director of development for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Michigan native has a broad fund-raising background, including working for the campaign of former Michigan Gov. James J. Blanchard and Gilman School in Baltimore.

TOWSON -- A 19-year-old Woodlawn man has been arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact in the slaying of a 15-year-old runaway Millersville girl whose body was found in a shallow grave in Oella on April 16.

Johnathan Nelson Izquierdo of the 1400 block of Darius Court was accused of helping to remove and bury the body of Ji Na of the 1000 block Rustling Oaks Drive, who police say was killed in a vacant Catonsville house in September. He was charged Wednesday night and released on $10,000 bail yesterday.

David Michael Fischer, 20, of the 6000 block of Chesworth Road has been charged with first-degree murder in the girl's death.

Drainage system planned at Martin State Airport


MIDDLE RIVER -- The Department of Transportation has approved a $2.3 million grant to replace the runway drainage system at Martin State Airport.

The money will allow the airport to regrade the landing strip and drain trenches on both sides of the runway to prevent puddles from forming, said U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes, who announced the grant yesterday.

Martin has more than 300 users, including the Maryland Air National Guard, corporations and pilots.

Three-alarm mulch fire strikes Bethlehem shipyard


SPARROWS POINT -- A three-alarm fire at the Bethlehem Steel north shipyard at Sparrows Point burned 3 acres of mulch and a pier, Baltimore County fire officials reported early this morning.

The fire broke out at 12:09 a.m., and its cause would be investigated, officials said.

Pub Date: 4/26/96

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