A man apparently lost control of his motorcycle on the...

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July 06, 1998|By From staff reports

CATONSVILLE — A man apparently lost control of his motorcycle on the Jones Falls Expressway near Guilford Avenue last night, collided with the median wall and suffered serious injuries, police said.

The accident occurred about 7: 45 p.m. on the southbound JFX at the Guilford Avenue overpass, Sgt. Kevin Chubb said. The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, hurtled over the median wall into the expressway's northbound lanes. He may lose his left arm, Chubb said.

Northbound traffic was slowed for about 90 minutes as the site was cleared after the rider was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Boy, 15, shot fatally while visiting friends

A city teen-ager visiting friends in East Baltimore was fatally shot yesterday. Police said they had no suspects and knew of no motive for the slaying.

Police said the boy, 15, whose identity was not released, was in an alley behind the 1600 block of Llewelyn Ave. about 6: 15 p.m. when he was shot. He was found by Eastern District police responding to a report of a shooting.

Police said the boy was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Anyone having information about the shooting is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

CATONSVILLE -- A plan to add badly needed parking for the Catonsville library in the 1100 block of Frederick Road is due for County Council action tonight in the form of a $180,000 contract to buy a neighboring house.

If the purchase is approved, the house at 1104 Frederick Road, owned by David J. Buchness, would be demolished and a parking lot built on the site to aug- ment the 31 spaces at the busy branch library.

The project, which would cost $300,000, is to be completed next summer. County officials aren't sure how many spaces the 18,963-square-foot lot will provide.

Eastern chamber to dedicate headquarters

EASTPOINT

EASTPOINT -- County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and Gov. Parris N. Glendening will be among those helping the Eastern Baltimore Chamber of Commerce dedicate its new headquarters office in Eastpoint Mall today.

The chamber has 704 members and represents communities such as Fells Point, White Marsh and Kingsville.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 410-282-9100.

Councilman seeks bicycles for citizen patrols

TOWSON

TOWSON -- County police would be allowed to donate unclaimed bicycles to citizen patrol groups instead of selling them at auction, as is currently required, under a proposal by Councilman Douglas B. Riley, a Towson Republican.

The police regularly obtain lost, stolen, seized or unclaimed bicycles, but must sell them along with other recovered property if the owners are not located within 30 days.

Riley's proposal will be voted on at tonight's council meeting.

Pub Date: 7/06/98

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