Licensees for T.G.I. Friday's at Towson Town...


October 21, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Licensees for T.G.I. Friday's at Towson Town Center mall say they plan to install video cameras to tape every bar transaction after being found guilty of serving an underage, undercover police cadet for the second time this year.

James Hughes, a corporate vice president in charge of 100 restaurants from Maine to North Carolina, told the liquor board he has tried every other method to stop the sales. The board yesterday imposed a $300 fine for the Aug. 14 transaction with a 19-year-old cadet. A $100 fine was imposed in June after a similar incident.

Restaurant attorneys produced for the board a private detective and a youthful-looking 30-year-old lawyer sent in to observe and test the bar staff this month. "It sounds like they're on the right track," said board Chairman Philip R. Leyhe Jr.

Man suspected of robbing several banks is sought


TOWSON -- Police are searching for a man suspected of robbing several banks, including one yesterday on Reisterstown Road.

A man handed a note yesterday morning to a teller at Crestar Bank in the 100 block of Reisterstown Road, asking for an undisclosed amount of cash. He left on foot after he was given the money.

The man is described as a round-faced, broad-shouldered black male, 25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt and a dark baseball hat with a distinctive paint-spatter design on it. Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County police at 410-887-2198.

Council approves new lease for parent support center


MIDDLE RIVER -- The County Council approved a new lease last night for the Young Parent Support Center at 201 Back River Neck Road, despite complaints that the price was too high. The vote was 5-1 and one member was absent.

The vote came 10 days before the lease was to expire. The terms of the new lease are $108,239 for two years and 4,308 square feet of space in a shopping center.

The controversy over the lease has spurred the Ruppersberger administration to consider moving the center to cheaper quarters such as the county-owned, former Riverwood shopping center up the street.

A Baltimore police lieutenant charged with assaulting his live-in girlfriend last week had his police powers suspended yesterday at a suspension hearing and was placed on paid desk duty in the Central Records office, a department spokesman said.

Lt. Charles Milland, 52, a 27-year veteran, was charged with assaulting Kathy Layne, 36, after she made a 911 call from their Northwest Baltimore home. Officers responding to the call found her with facial injuries. A trial date has been set for Nov. 19.

Milland's lawyer, Edward A. Eshmont, denied the charges and said the dispute was the result of trying to prevent her "from committing self-destructive acts with drugs. He tried to save her from destroying herself."

Small fire extinguished aboard aircraft carrier

A small trash fire burned for about 30 minutes yesterday in a storage area of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Coral Sea, which is being dismantled at a berth in the Patapsco River.

Fire officials said the one-alarm fire was most likely caused by a worker using a blowtorch in the storage area about eight levels below the deck of the 50-year-old carrier, which played a major role in airstrikes against Libya in 1986.

It was the latest in a series of fires on the carrier docked off the 2900 block of Childs St. The fire was reported at 10: 14 a.m. and was under control at 10: 57 a.m. No injuries were reported.

Police are investigating death of infant in Pigtown

Police are investigating the death of an infant boy whose body was found yesterday morning in a bed at a Pigtown rowhouse.

Charles John Hoover IV, who was born Sept. 22, was pronounced dead at his family's residence in the 1100 block of Scott St., police said. They said family members found the unresponsive child about 10 a.m.

"There were no outward signs of trauma," said police spokesman Robert W. Weinhold Jr. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy set for today.

Pub Date: 10/21/97

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