Second man was arrested and jailed yesterday...

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August 07, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A second man was arrested and jailed yesterday on charges of raping a woman in a county police officer's apartment.

Frank Sung Ha, 23, was arrested at his home in the 4700 block of Mercury Drive in Rockville and charged with first-degree and second-degree rape, said police spokesman Bill Toohey. On Wednesday, Officer Kyle Alexander Wilson -- who had been on the force for less than a year -- also was charged with first-degree rape and jailed. He has been suspended without pay.

According to police documents, the woman was raped Tuesday morning in the Owings Mills apartment while the officer was driving another woman home. When Wilson returned, he joined Ha and the woman in his bedroom, where the woman was sexually assaulted, police said.

Fire causes $100,000 in damage to auto shop

ESSEX

ESSEX -- A one-alarm fire caused about $100,000 in damage at an auto repair shop yesterday morning, after a gas tank that employees were removing from a truck slipped to the floor and ignited.

Flames spread to the vehicle, building and roof at M & G Auto Service and Towing in the 1600 block of Eastern Blvd., said Battalion Chief Edward Ochab.

Firefighters responded about 10: 15 a.m. and had the fire under control in about 45 minutes. One person in the building was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, said Ochab.

Appeals board clears way for McDonald's, gas station

ROSEDALE

ROSEDALE -- A protest against a combination McDonald's restaurant and Amoco gas station that would replace the long-closed, vacant Pulaski Lumber Co. at 7514 Pulaski Highway has failed.

The county Board of Appeals approved the 4,640-square-foot building on a 2.1-acre lot July 30, dismissing the protests of John Michael Fleig, a Republican candidate for state Senate, and a neighboring gas station operator.

Fleig and Edward J. Unitas, the station operator, have no legal standing, the board found, because neither owns property in the area.

An East Baltimore man whose body was found yesterday near the pagoda in Patterson Park appeared to have been struck by a motor vehicle before he staggered into the park, police said.

Detective Ray Laslett said injuries to the body of Maurice DeLilly, 22, of the 2100 block of E. Lombard St. were consistent with those caused by a vehicle. Laslett said the death is being investigated by the traffic division.

Police said residents reported a man lying in the gutter in the 2200 block of Gough St. near the park about 3 a.m., but police were unable to find anyone. About 5: 30 a.m., a man walking near the pagoda found the body and called police.

Job training classes offered for residents 55 and older

Economically disadvantaged city residents age 55 and older are eligible for a job training program offered at Pressley Ridge School, 805 E. Fayette St.

Funded by the Jobs Training Partnership Act, the program provides training in a variety of areas, including entry-level computer training, office and job-search skills. Participants will be taught marketable skills through lectures, workshops and hands-on experience.

Classes will meet three days a week from Sept. 15 through Nov. 13. Class size is limited and the application deadline is Sept. 4. Information: 410-576-8300.

Easter Seals' annual cruise of harbor set for tomorrow

Easter Seals of Baltimore will hold its annual Cruise for Kids at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Harbor View Marina and Yacht Club on Key Highway.

The event is open to children with disabilities and their parents. Paid for by corporations, yacht clubs, boaters and individual donors, Cruise for Kids was designed to encourage children with disabilities to discover new experiences.

All donations and proceeds from the event will go toward Easter Seals programs in the Baltimore area. Information: 1-800-886-3771.

Pub Date: 8/07/98

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