Five bars and restaurants from Randallstown to...


November 19, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Five bars and restaurants from Randallstown to Middle River were fined $650 by the liquor board Monday for serving alcoholic beverages to underage, undercover police cadets.

The owners of Nick's Place in the 8500 block of Liberty Road and the Riverwatch restaurant in the 200 block of Nanticoke Road were fined $100. Owners of Whitty's Spirits and Delly in the 1000 block of York Road; Ventures Four in the 2100 block of Middleborough Road; and Towson's Pizza Palace in the 100 block of York Road were fined $150 for the Oct. 2 violations.

Susan Aull and Dawn M. Schaffer, owners of York Liquors, also in the 100 block of York Road, had their charges dismissed when police failed to appear because of an administrative mix-up.

Police seize suspected drugs and arrest two on Beltway


HALETHORPE -- Two New Jersey men were arrested and charged with felony drug trafficking after their vehicle was stopped on Interstate 695 yesterday morning, Maryland State Police said.

Joseph C. White, 25, of the first block of Englewood Ave., Englewood, N.J., was driving a 1995 Nissan Quest minivan on I-695 south of Interstate 95 about 3 a.m. yesterday. Darrell G. Crockett, 21, of the 800 block of A Blvd., New Milford, N.J., was a passenger.

The van was stopped after a trooper clocked its speed at 69 mph in a 55 mph zone, police said. State police discovered White was an unlicensed driver. Police searched the van and found a false floor concealing more than 2 pounds of what they said was crack cocaine.

Water main break forces schools to cancel classes


COCKEYSVILLE -- A water main break on Greenside Drive forced Cockeysville Middle School and Sparks Elementary School to cancel classes yesterday.

Water was restored by about 10 a.m., but Cockeysville Middle Principal Marsha Baumeister said she had canceled classes because the county had predicted that pipes would not be fixed until the afternoon.

Classes at the schools -- which share a building while a new Sparks Elementary is being built -- are scheduled to resume today. Some American Education Week events have been rescheduled, with visitations for fifth grade tomorrow, sixth grade tomorrow and Friday, and seventh and eighth grades today.

Undercover police officers posing as drug dealers arrested 40 people and seized 11 vehicles during a sting operation between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. yesterday at Whitelock Street and Lakeview Avenue in Reservoir Hill, police said.

Most of those arrested ranged in age from 17 to 60, came from Hampden in North Baltimore and were charged with conspiracy to possess cocaine or heroin, said Lt. John R. Bailey of the Central District.

Residents have complained repeatedly about drug activity, said Bailey, adding that officers at the scene did not sell drugs or collect money.

Forum on Dutch alternative to drug war set for today

The Citywide Coalition and the Johns Hopkins University Young Democrats will sponsor a forum on the Dutch Alternative to the War on Drugs at 7 p.m. today in Room 3 of Shaffer Hall on Hopkins' Homewood campus.

Information: 410-728-8611.

Police seeking suspect, motive in man's killing

Police were seeking a suspect and motive in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Northeast Baltimore resident near Green Mount Cemetery yesterday afternoon.

Albert Lawson of the 3000 block of Chesterfield Ave. was in the 1700 block of Barclay St. about 12: 50 p.m. when a gunman shot him several times in the chest and legs, said Homicide Detective Margaret Kelley.

Lawson managed to run about two blocks. Police found his body in an alley behind the 400 block of E. Lanvale St.

Man arguing with 3 others on North Ave. is fatally shot

A man in his early 20s known as "Black" was arguing with three men about 7: 30 p.m. yesterday in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. in West Baltimore when one of the three men pulled a handgun and shot him in the face, homicide Detective John Thanner said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Thanner said.

Pub Date: 11/19/97

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