Off-duty police officer on motorcycle loses fanny pack...

City/County Digest

May 28, 1998

RANDALLSTOWN — Off-duty police officer on motorcycle loses fanny pack, handgun

An off-duty Baltimore police officer riding his motorcycle in Homeland yesterday lost his department-issued handgun when a fanny pack it was in fell from his waist and landed in the middle of Northern Parkway.

By the time Officer Wiley A. Fair, a 19-year veteran, could stop and return to the place where the pack had fallen near North Charles Street, police said that it and his Glock 9 mm semiautomatic loaded with 17 bullets were gone.

Sgt. Mark E. Howe, a police spokesman, said a motorist told Fair that a person driving a light-colored car had stopped and picked up the pack shortly after 1: 15 p.m. No further description of the car or suspect was available.

Prince George's County man found dead in Inner Harbor

A 69-year-old Prince George's County man was found dead yesterday in the Inner Harbor, and police said they were awaiting an autopsy to determine a cause of death. They said no foul play is suspected.

Police identified the man as Winston Osborne of the 1900 block of Rock Spring Road in Forestville. Sgt. Mark E. Howe, a police spokesman, said police did not not know how Osborne ended up in the water in a marina in the 500 block of Harbor View Drive, just south of Rash Field. Howe said Osborne had a boat docked at the marina.

Officers got a call from a passer-by who discovered the body about 11: 40 a.m. They did not recover Osborne's body until after 1 p.m., Howe said. Osborne's family could not be reached for comment.

Rummage sale to benefit All Peoples Congress

A rummage sale and flea market will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the All Peoples Congress Hall in the 400 block of E. 31st St. Proceeds will benefit the All Peoples Congress. Information: 410-235-7040.

Benefit basketball game scheduled for noon June 6

The Office of the Mayor and the City Council have joined other agencies to sponsor a benefit basketball game for youths 11 and under beginning at noon June 6 at Chinquapin Recreation Center, 900 Woodbourne Ave.

Admission to the Eleven & Under Charity Basketball Game is $5.

Proceeds will benefit the United Negro College Fund, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Ronald McDonald House and the Chinquapin Recreation Center. Information: 410-239-5099.

County plans to replace apartments with ball fields

RANDALLSTOWN -- The county is moving quickly to buy and raze the half-empty Savoy East Apartments off the 8500 block Liberty Road and convert the land to ball fields.

If the County Council approves at its June 1 meeting, the 66-unit, 4.4-acre property would be purchased for $650,000.

"This is a tremendous symbolic step for Liberty Road," said Councilman Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, at a work session Tuesday. The area has too many apartments, and this complex has been the source of many community complaints, he said.

Republican Holt announces candidacy for state senate

WHITE MARSH

WHITE MARSH -- Republican state Del. Kenneth Holt, who upset decades of political dominance by Democrats four years ago with his election in the eastern county's 6th Legislative District, formally announced his candidacy for state senate yesterday at a U.S. 40 restaurant.

He is challenging Democratic state Sen. Michael J. Collins, a 20-year legislative veteran who has the strong support of County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

"We are going to take this election to the status quo leadership and hold them accountable for a long period of neglect on the eastside," Holt said at yesterday's event, which drew several hundred people, including such prominent Republicans as Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey.

Kenwood High recognized for baccalaureate program

ESSEX

ESSEX -- Kenwood High School won an honorable mention from the Magnet Schools of America for its International Baccalaureate program.

The 5-year-old demanding college-preparatory program was recognized for its academic success, innovative curriculum and improved parental involvement.

Associate Principal Jean Walker and program coordinator Christine Amiss accepted the award at the group's annual conference in New Jersey this month.

Pub Date: 5/28/98

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