Eleven suspected drug gang members are scheduled for...


September 29, 1998|By From staff reports

BROOKLANDVILLE — Eleven suspected drug gang members are scheduled for arraignment today before a federal magistrate, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Two dozen people were named in indictments unsealed Friday and 11 suspects were arrested in raids Sept. 19 and charged with federal narcotics violations, police said. The other suspects are being sought.

Police said a group, accused of selling 2 pounds of cocaine each week, has been operating for eight years in Reservoir Hill. They described the operation as a "full-service drug shop" at Lakeview Avenue and Whitelock Street. Police said they videotaped drug deals during the past two years.

Man with note gets cash in North Ave. bank holdup

A man who implied in a holdup note that he had a firearm robbed a West Baltimore bank yesterday, police said.

Police said the man walked into First Union Bank in the 3200 block of W. North Ave. about 2: 45 p.m., handed a teller a threatening note and then ran out the front door with an undisclosed amount of money. Police said no weapon was displayed.

Police described the suspect as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium build, thin mustache and heavy eyebrows, wearing a red and blue hat and a red and blue jacket.

Body identified as that of East Baltimore man

Police have identified Antonio Eugene Dyson, 20, of the 2800 block of Harford Road as the man whose body was found Sunday lying next to a radio transmitter near Lake Clifton-Eastern High School in Northeast Baltimore.

Dyson's body was found with minor abrasions about 5: 10 p.m. by several teen-age boys riding their bicycles past the transmitter in the 2800 block of St. Lo Drive, police said. Autopsy results are being awaited.

Anyone with information about Dyson's death is asked to call the homicide squad at 410-396-2100.

Man shot riding bicycle on Holbrook Street dies

Donte Webb, 25, of the 1000 block of N. Calvert St., who was shot while riding his bicycle in East Baltimore on Sunday, died at 1: 40 a.m. yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Police said Webb was shot several times about 3 a.m. in the 1600 block of Holbrook St. and they had no suspect and knew of no motive in the slaying.

BROOKLANDVILLE -- The county Development Review Committee postponed a decision yesterday on a proposed office building at Green Spring Station, pending action by the County Council that might prohibit the project.

Developer Howard Brown and William Hirshfeld, owner of Greenspring Racquet Club, asked the committee for permission to tear down the club and replace it with an 86,900-square-foot office and retail building and a parking lot. The request was a scaled-down version of an earlier plan.

But development manager Donald Rascoe said the committee would wait to see whether the County Council approves a measure prohibiting large buildings near properties zoned for rural conservation unless the development is approved by a hearing officer.

$4,000 more is donated to rebuild school playground


DUNDALK -- Another $4,000 was donated yesterday toward rebuilding the Bear Creek Elementary School playground, which was damaged by a fire set by vandals in July. Two juveniles were charged in the incident.

Edwin F. Hale Sr., chairman of First Mariner Bank, presented a check to County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger to help rebuild the playground. Principal Rose Ann Kearns said that other donors have given $3,100, and that insurance should cover some of the cost.

The project has been delayed several times -- most recently because of a fire in a supplier's warehouse -- but should be complete by November, PTA President Karen Bova said.

Eight county police officers are promoted at ceremony


HUNT VALLEY -- Eight county police officers were promoted yesterday in a ceremony at Oregon Ridge. Six officers were promoted to corporal, one corporal became a sergeant and one sergeant was named a lieutenant.

The officers were given the oath of office by Suzanne Mensh, clerk of Circuit Court. Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan addressed the honorees.

Kevin B. Novak was promoted to lieutenant, and David J. Naimaster was sworn in as a sergeant. Sworn in as corporals were Officers Vickie R. Warehime, John D. Potteiger, Raymond J. Patterson, Randall A. McCadden, Steven G. Comegna and Scott A. Canter.

Pub Date: 9/29/98

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