The Downtown Locker Room sporting goods...


February 18, 1997|By From staff reports

OWINGS MILLS -- The Downtown Locker Room sporting goods store in Owings Mills mall was robbed of an undetermined amount of cash yesterday as the store was opening at 10 a.m.

Baltimore County police said a suspect wearing corduroy pants and a designer jacket entered the store and "implied" he had a weapon. The manager was ordered to wait in the back of the store while the cash was taken, police said.

It was the second time in a week that a store in the mall was robbed. Imaginarium, a children's toy store, was held up Friday, police said.

Fire officials seek cause of blaze at group home


LANSDOWNE -- Baltimore County fire officials said yesterday's early morning fire at a group home probably is accidental but they still are working to determine the exact cause.

Battalion Chief Patrick Kelly said the fire at Revisions Inc. in the 2500 block of Gehb Ave. started in the basement of the home at 4: 55 a.m. and spread to the first floor before firefighters got it under control at 6: 05 a.m.

No injuries were reported and damage to the building was estimated at $21,000.

UMBC honors 2 students with service scholarships


CATONSVILLE -- Two Maryland women have been picked to receive the first community service-related France and Merrick scholarships at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Tashia Wright, a junior majoring in childhood education from Mitchellville, and Amber Widmayer, a senior majoring in psychology and elementary education from Silver Spring, will receive the scholarships. Both students have been active in tutoring others.

The scholarship program was established by the Jacob and Annita France and Robert G. and Anne M. Merrick foundations to give students who normally work and go to school an opportunity to leave the workplace and concentrate on studies and community outreach.

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians, is set to visit the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation at Maryland Avenue and Preston Street and the Roman Catholic Basilica of the Assumption at 408 N. Charles St. on Oct. 23.

The visit is part of a three-week tour of the United States, the patriarch's first trip to North America.

Motive of slaying was retribution, police say

A man who was fatally shot in the back Sunday afternoon in East Baltimore was targeted by someone who was robbed or knew a person who had been robbed a week earlier, police said yesterday.

Kevin Colbert, 33, who had no fixed address, was pronounced dead on arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital after the 4: 10 p.m. shooting, police said. He was found lying on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of Holbrook St.

According to Detective Carol A. Opher of the homicide unit, investigators said the shooting was "a retaliation by someone he robbed about a week ago, or by people who knew the person he robbed."

Pimlico fatal shootings appear to be murder-suicide

A man and a woman found dead Sunday night in an upstairs bedroom of a house on Homer Avenue in the Pimlico section of Northwest Baltimore are believed to be victims of a murder-suicide, police reported yesterday.

Tiffany Lemon, 18, of the 4300 block of Pimlico Road and Marlow Veney, 22, of the 4600 block of Homer Ave. were found dead of gunshot wounds about 7: 30 p.m., police said.

Police said they recovered a handgun near Veney's body but would not comment further.

Driver has heart attack, dies as car hits pole

A Northeast Baltimore man died last night after he suffered a heart attack while driving a car and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

Graham Carlton, 62, of the 3200 block of Lyndale Ave. in Belair-Edison was driving a Geo Prizm south in the 4500 block of Erdman Ave. about 8: 30 p.m. when he appeared to slump over the steering wheel just before the car ran onto the curb, witnesses told police.

The car reached about 60 mph before crashing, police said. Carlton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pub Date: 2/18/97

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