A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed yesterday afternoon...

Regional Digest

February 07, 1998|By From staff reports

MIDDLE RIVER — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed yesterday afternoon on a busy Northeast Baltimore street, and a 22-year-old man was killed a few hours later in an unrelated shooting in East Baltimore.

Wayne Martin Rabb Jr., 15, of the 6500 block of Cedonia Ave. was pronounced dead shortly after the 2: 45 p.m. shooting in the 4100 block of Frankford Ave., near Belair Road. Police said Rabb was shot twice after being chased from the West Coast Video parking lot on Frankford Avenue -- where three youths had beaten him.

Nelson Jerome Holland, 22, of the 1400 block of N. Bond St. was shot to death at 6: 25 p.m. Two men were seen running from the scene at Eager and McDonogh streets, police said. No arrests had been made in either shooting last night.

Have the flu? Don't visit anyone in the hospital

People who are coughing or sneezing with symptoms of flu should think twice before visiting friends and relatives in the hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital officials said yesterday.

Dr. Trish M. Perl, the hospital epidemiologist, said visitors might infect patients with a new influenza strain, called A/Sydney, that is not covered by this year's vaccine. Patients suffering from cancer, lung disease and other ailments could develop life-threatening symptoms if infected.

"It's important that people not bring flu virus into the hospital, because patients already have weakened immune systems," Perl said. Recognizing that parents of young patients might not be able to stay away, she said the hospital is not banning such visits outright.

MIDDLE RIVER -- Two people have been charged with arson in connection with several recent fires after an investigation by the joint Police-Fire Investigation Division, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

John David Ray, 22, of the 1600 block of Rickenbacker Road in Essex was charged with arson in two fires this month at the Riverdale Village apartments. Also charged was a 16-year-old, whose identity was not released by police, a police spokesman said.

The juvenile was also charged with arson in a fire set Dec. 13 at Riverdale, the spokesman said.

Two men convicted of illegal crabbing

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Two county men were found guilty Thursday in District Court of illegal crabbing along the Back River, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Thomas W. Pannebaker, 26, of the 1400 block of Kent Road in Essex and Ron Hagy Jr., 24, of the 2200 block of Riverside Road in Essex were caught in a surveillance operation in the Rocky Point area aboard a 23-foot skiff at 4: 15 a.m. Oct. 10, which is 45 minutes before the legal daily start of crabbing. Police seized 110 crab pots and returned three bushels of crabs to the water.

Pannebaker was sentenced to 90 days in jail and also received a 90-day suspended sentence and two years' unsupervised probation. He is free on $10,000 bond while appealing the jail term. Hagy was fined $50.

Bid to flee Detention Center fails as noise alerts officers

TOWSON

TOWSON -- County correctional officers foiled an attempted escape from the county Detention Center on Kenilworth Drive Thursday night after hearing noises that turned out to be efforts to break through a cell window. It was the third escape attempt since November.

County police spokesman Bill Toohey said a metal grate was removed from a cell window but that guards discovered the activity and stopped it. Officers discovered efforts to dig cinder blocks out of cell walls on Dec. 1 and Nov. 5, but no inmate got close to breaking through.

Toohey said that even with the metal grate removed, escape was unlikely from the third-floor cell because steel bars reinforce the windows.

Fifty deer were killed in the monthlong managed hunt that ended yesterday at the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area bordering Columbia.

The final tally fell short of the goal of 60 set by officials of the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, but the officials said the hunt will mean less damage to shrubs in nearby suburban gardens and fewer deer hit by vehicles.

Two deer were killed by 10 hunters on the 300 acres of the park open to the hunters during the final day of the hunt yesterday.

Pub Date: 2/07/98

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