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City/County Digest

September 08, 1997|By From staff reports

EASTPOINT — In Baltimore City

Motorist finds body of shooting victim in Leakin Park

A motorist driving in Leakin Park yesterday morning found the body of a man who had been shot in the head, city police said.

Homicide Detective David Brown said Todd D. Roney, 33, of the 2300 lock of Sulgrave Ave. had been dead for several hours before he was found about 10 a.m. near a picnic table on Hutton Avenue near Wetheredsville Road.

Police said they had no suspects or witnesses in the slaying.

Youth program places 4,500 teens in jobs

About 4,500 teen-agers were placed in summer jobs through Baltimore's Youth Works program -- the largest number of students since 1992, city officials said last week.

For five weeks this summer, more than 350 private- and public-sector employers offered teen- agers jobs such as wiring city schools for the Internet, leading tours at area attractions, removing trash and catering.

Designed to allow students to learn new skills, the 20-year-old jobs program was funded this year by a $3.9 million federal grant and private contributions. It provided minimum-wage jobs for youths from low-income families, city officials said.

Inmate in critical condition after apparent suicide try

A Baltimore City Detention Center inmate who apparently tried to hang himself was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, authorities reported.

Corrections officers found George Hardaway, 36, of the 600 block of Woodbourne Ave. unconscious and hanging by a bedsheet in his cell in the detention center's medical unit shortly before 9 a.m., a jail spokesman said.

Hardaway had been at the detention center since Aug. 24, held on $15,000 bail while awaiting trial on charges of assault, burglary and resisting arrest. The spokesman was unable to say why Hardaway had been housed in the medical unit.

In Baltimore County

Officer directing traffic hurt after he is struck by car

EASTPOINT -- A Baltimore County police officer suffered leg and possible internal injuries last night when he was struck by a car while directing traffic away from the scene of an earlier accident.

The officer was struck while directing drivers away from the site where a car plunged down an embankment on Eastern ` Boulevard and landed upside-down on the Eastpoint Mall lot about 10 p.m.

Police said the officer was in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His name was not released. The incident remained under investigation, and no charge was lodged immediately against the driver of the car that struck him, police said.

Timonium community group to hold discussion on crime

TIMONIUM

TIMONIUM -- The Greater Timonium Community Council begins its meeting with a discussion on crime at 7: 30 p.m. Wednesday in the Vista Room at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Featured speakers include county police Officer Cary Koch of the Cockeysville Precinct, who will offer crime prevention tips; county police Lt. David P. Wolinski, who will discuss "Megan's Law," which requires convicted child sex offenders to register with local law enforcement authorities; Peter McDowell of the state's attorney's office; and District Judge Alexander Wright Jr. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Information: GTCC President Kathleen Beadell, 410-453-0541.

Public can offer remarks at meeting on school use

CATONSVILLE

CATONSVILLE -- A second public meeting to discuss how the Bloomsbury Task Force will use the former Catonsville Middle School is scheduled for tonight.

Members will solicit public input on the proposed restoration of the old school on Bloomsbury Avenue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Hillcrest Elementary School, 1500 Frederick Road.

Information: Department of Recreation and Parks, 410-887-3810, or the Office of Community Conservation, 410-887-2909.

Pub Date: 9/08/97

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