City police raided four downtown record stores yesterday...

City/County Digest

July 12, 1996|By From staff reports

ARBUTUS — City police raided four downtown record stores yesterday and seized record albums, compact discs, dubbing machines and portable telephones after an undercover investigation into pirated music.

Sgt. Randy Dull of the Central District major crimes unit said officers raided three Inner-City Records outlets in the 200 and 300 blocks of N. Howard St. and the 200 block of W. Lexington St.; and Music Liberated in the 200 block of W. Saratoga St.

Police seized 592 record albums, 891 cassettes, 15 CDs, five dubbing machines and 57 cellular phones, at least half reported stolen. Police made no arrests, but Dull said the information would be presented to a grand jury.

17-year-old charged as adult in shooting on bus

Darius Antwon Shepard, 17, of the 800 block of Chapelgate Lane was charged yesterday as an adult with attempted murder in the shooting of a passenger on an MTA bus, police said. Shepard was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center pending a bail review hearing.

Police said a teen-ager was on the westbound Mass Transit Administration bus about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 3400 block of Edmondson Ave. when he pulled a .22-caliber handgun and shot a man who was trying to aid a friend arguing with the teen.

The bullet struck Kenneth Rouse in the right side of the head and came out of his right cheek, police said. Rouse, 30, of Curtis Bay was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center and released yesterday.

Prisoner fails to show at his work-release job

A man convicted of armed robbery was at large yesterday after failing to report to his work-release job in Baltimore, a corrections official said.

Maxine Eldridge, a spokeswoman for the Division of Correction, said Dax Rennard Campbell, 26, was convicted in December 1992 and was serving a six-year term when he failed to return to the Baltimore Pre-Release Unit in the 900 block of Greenmount Ave. She did not know what kind of work Campbell was doing.

Eldridge said Campbell, whose last known address was in the 3700 block of Franklin St., was scheduled to be released in January. When caught, he will be charged with escape and could receive 10 additional years on his sentence, she said.

Girl, second shooting victim listed in good condition

A 5-year-old West Baltimore girl wounded in the left shoulder by a bullet meant for someone else was in good condition yesterday at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Police said Robin Ricks of the 1300 block of Myrtle Ave. was sitting on her front steps with a relative about 10 p.m. Wednesday when an unidentified man fired a large-caliber handgun. The gunman missed his intended target but shot the girl and another unintended victim.

Police said that victim, a man whose name they refused to disclose, was shot in the leg and was in good condition nTC yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Jewelry stolen from home of Mayor Schmoke's mother

The Northwest Baltimore home of the mother of Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke was burglarized yesterday and several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

City police spokesman Sam Ringgold said the mayor's mother, Irene Reid, returned home about 1 p.m. yesterday and saw a police officer, who had responded moments earlier to the home's burglar alarm.

Ringgold said entry to the house was gained through a second-floor rear window and that jewelry of undisclosed value was stolen.

ARBUTUS -- A program to tutor the children of homeless mothers is among the projects that earned three county organizations more than $70,000 in grants from the United Way of Central Maryland.

The YWCA of the Greater Baltimore Area will use a $25,000 grant to establish the tutoring program at the Eleanor D. Corner House Shelter in Arbutus. Also receiving grants are the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, which will use $24,020 to create a pro bono counseling program for parents facing divorce and child-custody issues; and the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center, which will use $24,293 to expand its Batterers' Treatment Program.

The United Way of Central Maryland's "family preservation grants" are designated for new or expanding projects that promote a healthy environment for children.

College Manor lawn concert to feature fireworks

LUTHERVILLE

LUTHERVILLE -- Music and fireworks will highlight a lawn concert tomorrow at College Manor, an assisted living facility at 300 W. Seminary Ave.

The 229th Maryland Army National Guard Concert Band will perform traditional and contemporary works at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. The grounds will open at 5 p.m. for picnics.

The event is free and open to the public. Information: 252-0440.

Pub Date: 7/12/96

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