A Circuit Court jury convicted a 24-year-old man yesterday...

City/County Digest

July 28, 1998|By From staff reports

PIKESVILLE — A Circuit Court jury convicted a 24-year-old man yesterday of slaying two men and wounding a third Nov. 3 near Lexington Market.

Shelby Donald Waters of the 900 block of Druid Park Drive was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and six handgun violations. He will be sentenced Sept. 21 by Judge Roger Brown.

Waters shot and killed Corey Dyson and Kenya Elliott, and wounded Eric Christopher Bennett, all 19 and all of Baltimore, about 3 a.m. at Howard and Saratoga streets. Waters decided to shoot the victims for no apparent reason while cruising Howard Street with a 9 mm semiautomatic weapon he referred to as "his baby," prosecutors said.

Police arrest suspect in February fatal shooting

A man charged in a warrant with first-degree murder in a February incident in East Baltimore was arrested yesterday, a deputy federal marshal said.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Matt Burke said Robert Davis, 23, of the 2100 block of E. Oliver St. was arrested about 1: 30 p.m. at North Milton Avenue and East Chase Street by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Davis was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

Burke said Davis is charged with fatally shooting Arnold Loney, 24, of the 1600 block of Ralworth Ave. in the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. on Feb. 28.

150 youths to go fishing in anti-drug initiative

About 150 Baltimore youths will learn basic fishing techniques this week as part of a Maryland Department of Natural Resources program to help them appreciate urban natural resources.

The youths will be taught casting, knot tying and angler ethics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Thursday along the banks of the Patapsco River at the Baltimore Rowing Center on Waterview Avenue in Cherry Hill.

The program is one of several events across the state held throughout the year as part of Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs, an initiative to teach youths healthy alternatives to drug use.

PIKESVILLE -- A plan to open a police substation in the heart of the Reisterstown Road business corridor is moving forward, with the County Council being asked to approve a five-year, $273,480 lease for space in the Pikesville Plaza Building in the 600 block of Reisterstown Road.

Officers from the Garrison precinct who patrol the area would start and end their shifts in the new office, which also would be used by special squads patrolling the business corridor. But it would not be staffed 24 hours a day, a spokesman said.

The council is scheduled to vote on the lease Monday.

Police searching for suspect in bank, gas station holdups


TOWSON -- Police are searching for a man suspected of writing a bank holdup note on the back of a paper that contained his name and other identifying information.

John Edward Gordon, 29, has been charged with the robbery Thursday of a Shell gas station in Parkville and the holdup Friday of a First National Bank branch in Perry Hall.

Police described Gordon as a black male, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 230 pounds with black hair and mustache. His last known address was 5409 Pembroke Ave. in Northeast Baltimore. Anyone who has seen Gordon should contact police at 410-887-2198.

Community colleges to offer seminars on admissions, aid


CATONSVILLE -- The Community Colleges of Baltimore County will conduct a free series of seminars to help students better understand admission requirements and provide other information for the coming school year.

Beginning next month, topics such as financial aid, distance learning and short-term training programs will be addressed by admissions officials from the schools at Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville and at extension centers in Owings Mills and Hunt Valley.

Information: Essex, 410-285- 6855; Dundalk, 410-285-9802; Catonsville, 410-455-4779; Owings Mills, 410-363-4111; and Hunt Valley, 410-771-6835.

Pub Date: 7/28/98

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