Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier wants a...

REGIONAL BRIEFS

July 18, 1998|By From staff reports

DUNDALK — Baltimore Police Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier wants a photo mural of a former Police Department band removed from the lobby of the city's new $10.8 million police annex building because the photo lacks diversity.

The group of white male officers in the black-and-white photo caught Frazier's eye earlier in the week, said Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman. The photo -- hung as wallpaper -- was to serve as an anchor to an entry area where the department plans to create a police museum. According to the 1990 U.S. census, 60 percent of Baltimore residents are African-American.

Weinhold said he did not know how much the mural cost or how much the city would have to pay to have it removed. "The police commissioner feels the picture displayed is not a representation of Baltimore communities," Weinhold said.

Police identify two shooting victims

Police yesterday identified two of three men who were shot in the Harwood section of Baltimore Thursday night.

Kevin Corbett, 27, of the 2600 block of Maryland Avenue, was killed by at least three suspects about 10: 30 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of E. Lorraine Ave., near the 2700 block of Greenmount Ave.

Police last night would not release the name of the other victim who was killed, but said Lewis White, 23, of the 1900 block of Hollins Street, was in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

DUNDALK -- One man was arrested and 22 firearms were seized in a Dundalk raid early yesterday, Baltimore County police said.

David Davidson, 57, of the first block of Yorkway was charged with handgun violations and illegal sale and transport of firearms. He was in custody with bail set at $10,000 yesterday, police said.

Police searched his house and found three assault-style weapons, two weapons with laser sights, and they confiscated more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.

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Two people were killed and two others critically injured last night when the driver of a stolen Acura Legend lost control of the car in Glen Burnie and it flipped onto its roof, Anne Arundel County police said.

FTC Police spokesman Sgt. Edward Bergin said the accident occurred about 9: 55 p.m. when an off-duty officer noticed the 1992 Acura weaving on Interstate 695 and tried to stop it. The driver sped south on Route 10, he said. The car, stolen in Baltimore hours earlier, hit an embankment and flipped when it tried to maneuver around a van, Bergin said.

The victims' identities were withheld pending notification of next of kin. The two other occupants -- including a woman who is eight months pregnant -- were flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Pub Date: 7/18/98

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