Seven people will be sworn in to the county's...

TOWSON --

January 07, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- Seven people will be sworn in to the county's Auxiliary Police Unit tomorrow night, bringing the number of auxiliary officers to 100.

The auxiliary, a volunteer institution begun in 1942, provides security and enforcement services on county property. Auxiliary members are sworn members of the department, but do not have full police powers or carry firearms.

Last year, according to police, volunteers provided more than 28,000 hours of service to the county. They helped patrol school dances and athletic events, neighborhood carnivals, the state fair in Timonium and area parks, said police Sgt. Kevin Novak.

Roundabout in Towson scheduled to open Feb. 2

TOWSON

TOWSON -- After a year of construction, the long-awaited traffic roundabout at York, Joppa and Dulaney Valley roads and Allegheny Avenue is weeks from opening.

Depending on weather conditions, an interim roundabout, marked with barrels, is expected to be in operation by 5 a.m. Feb. 2. Police and signs will direct drivers how to maneuver the three-lane roundabout.

Before that Monday opening, the intersection will be closed for ,, the weekend, starting at 10 p.m. Jan. 30, and traffic will be detoured. Concrete work on the road will continue after the opening.

Chamber president to speak at community group meeting

PERRY HALL

PERRY HALL -- Robert L. McKinney, president of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, is to discuss growth and development issues at the Perry Hall Improvement Association's meeting tomorrow.

The meeting, open to the public, is scheduled for 7: 30 p.m. at the Perry Hall Middle School auditorium.

A man sought in the slaying of an 85-year-old legally blind ZTC man and the attempted murder of his wife was arrested about 4 p.m. yesterday as he sat in a black BMW at North Ellwood Avenue and East Federal Street on the east side by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

John Henry Harris, 56, of the 5600 block of Knell Ave. was being questioned by homicide detectives last night.

Police charged Harris in warrants with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing Sunday of James Taylor of the 5600 block of Todd Ave., and the stabbing of his wife, Augusta, 76, who was in fair condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center yesterday.

Man, 36, fatally shot; robbery is possible motive

Ervin Lee Williams Jr., 36, died yesterday morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot in the head about 11: 45 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of N. Port St., police said.

Police had no suspect but said robbery might have been a motive for the shooting of Williams, whose last known address was the 400 block of N. Kenwood Ave.

Concert to honor King set for tomorrow at Meyerhoff

The 12th annual "Let Freedom Ring" concert in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

The concert is sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. It is the state's official observance of the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Daniel Hege, BSO assistant conductor, will conduct the program that will feature the With One Voice Ecumenical Choir.

Pub Date: 1/07/98

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