Police said an 18-year-old man was charged yesterday with...

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August 05, 1998|By From staff reports

LUTHERVILLE — Police said an 18-year-old man was charged yesterday with first-degree murder in the beating and drowning of a 41-year-old fisherman who was thrown off a Boston Street pier during a fight early Friday in Southeast Baltimore.

George Barbarino, 18, of the 2700 block of Eastern Ave. was being held without bail pending a bail hearing today. Police said up to three accomplices are being sought in the killing of Thomas Edward Williams Jr. of the 3100 block of O'Donnell St.

Police said the 1: 15 a.m. incident in the 3100 block of Boston St. in Canton started with an argument and escalated when a group of males beat Williams and threw him into the water.

Trial of guard in death of woman to begin today

The murder trial of Thomas Wyatt Campbell, a Wells Fargo security guard accused of strangling a 59-year-old woman last year, is scheduled to begin today in Baltimore Circuit Court.

Campbell, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Edith Akins, who lived in the Johnston Square Apartments in the 500 block of E. Preston St. The victim's bound and gagged body was found Dec. 19 by a maintenance man after Akins' friends at the housing complex for the elderly became worried because they had not seen her that morning.

Campbell, who worked at the apartment building, was arrested on Jan. 18. The jury trial will be heard by Judge Gary Strausberg.

Man posing as Sun worker steals $1,000 from woman

City police are searching for a man in his 30s who, while posing as a Baltimore Sun employee in Northwest Baltimore, stole $1,000 from a woman yesterday in the 2500 block of N. Rosedale St.

Sgt. James Rood said a man dressed in a suit knocked on a woman's door about 1 p.m. and asked if she subscribed to the newspaper. Rood said the man, once inside her house, distracted her and stole $1,000 from a nearby table. The man had knocked on several doors in the neighborhood, but only the woman allowed him inside her home.

Marcia Goldman, a Sun spokeswoman, said letters are being sent out to residents in the area warning of the crime. Newspaper salespersons are hired by private contractors. But Goldman said all payments are handled through the mail and people approached by legitimate Sun workers are not expected to hand over money.

LUTHERVILLE -- The Montessori School is offering an introduction to its program through the Saturday Toddler Program, beginning Sept. 12 and continuing for six weeks at two locations.

Parents must accompany their children to the one-hour sessions for youngsters 18 to 30 months of age. The sessions will be held at 10807 Tony Drive, near Falls and Green Spring Valley roads, in Lutherville and at 3604 Chatham Road in Ellicott City.

Information: 410-321-8555.

Five county libraries offer job programs on Internet


TOWSON -- Five county public libraries are offering job-related programs and services on the Internet through CareerNet computers.

The five computers -- which include connections on job-hunting tips, job openings and the Baltimore County Office of Employment and Training -- were acquired through a statewide CareerNet initiative sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The CareerNet stations are available at county libraries in Cockeysville, Parkville-Carney, Reisterstown, White Marsh and Woodlawn.

Restaurateur and son pull guns to foil robbery attempt


TOWSON -- Two men attempted to rob Maria's Restaurant late Monday, but fled no richer when the owner and his son shot at them.

Just before 10 p.m., county police say, two men came into the restaurant in the 1800 block of Taylor Ave. One approached the counter, pointed a gun at Nicholas J. Maniatis and said, "Remember me?" -- an apparent reference to an attempted robbery Friday at Maria's.

Maniatis shouted for his father and pulled a gun from under the counter. His father, James N. Maniatis, grabbed a semiautomatic handgun and fired at the robbers. The Maniatises told police they fired four shots, with one hitting a would-be robber at the counter. No one else was injured, police said.

Pub Date: 8/05/98

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