The body of a Northeast Baltimore woman was found with...

City/County Digest

January 29, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

TOWSON — The body of a Northeast Baltimore woman was found with multiple stab wounds in the back seat of her grandmother's car yesterday, about three blocks from Memorial Stadium, police said.

Homicide Detective Vernon Parker said a man walking in the 700 block of Fillmore St. saw the body in a 1989 Mercury Cougar and called police. Parker said Jerrisha Burton, 18, of the 3800 block of The Alameda died of multiple stab wounds to the upper torso.

Parker said Burton, who was unemployed and lived with her grandmother and mother, left home about 6 p.m. Tuesday but did not say where she was going. Parker said Fillmore residents told police they saw the car on the street at 9: 30 p.m. but noticed nothing unusual.

Man charged in robbery of South Baltimore bank

A man charged in a warrant with robbing a South Baltimore bank was arrested yesterday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Altian Harper, 46, whose address was not available, was arrested without incident in the 1200 block of Glyndon Ave. in South Baltimore, said Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Burke. Harper was charged with robbing First National Bank in Patapsco Village Shopping Center on Oct. 16, and was being held at Central Booking and Intake Center.

Burke said that in the First National incident, a man gave a teller a holdup note that implied he was armed and was given more than $2,000, none of which has been recovered.

TOWSON -- The PTA Council of Baltimore County will hold a general meeting tonight to give parents an opportunity to talk to members of the school board.

Board President Dunbar Brooks will speak to the group before board members and parents split into groups based on the county's five geographic areas for smaller discussions. Almost all of the board members are scheduled to attend. The meeting will be at 7: 30 p.m. at Ruxton Center, 6916 N. Charles St.

Retiree volunteers tutoring adults in literacy program


CATONSVILLE -- A volunteer group of Charlestown Retirement Community residents is accepting students for its adult literacy tutoring program.

The residents -- most of whom are retired teachers -- provide one-on-one tutoring for nonreading adults and foreign-born students who are learning English as a second language. Math tutoring for adults also is available.

The service, which is available by appointment, is free. But students need to provide their transportation to Charlestown, 711 Maiden Choice Lane. Information: Carol McDonell, 410-887-5442.

4 owls to visit library branch in Scales and Tales program


TOWSON -- A great horned owl, a barn owl, a screech owl and a barred owl will visit the Towson library branch at 2 p.m. Saturday, courtesy of Scales and Tales, a section of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The Scales and Tales group shows children and adults formerly injured birds and reptiles that have recovered and live at refuges in Gunpowder State Park.

Free tickets for reservations are available at the library, York Road and Chesapeake Avenue.

Pub Date: 1/29/98

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