The Police Department has won an award from a law...

City/County Digest

October 23, 1998|By From staff reports

TIMONIUM — The Police Department has won an award from a law enforcement group for its 311 nonemergency telephone system that was set up two years ago to help reduce an overload of 911 calls.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, which has 17,300 members in 112 countries, gave Baltimore its 1998 Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement. The award is named after the man who founded the organization in 1893.

Baltimore was the first city in the nation two years ago to implement a three-digit nonemergency number. It has been credited with reducing 911 calls by one-third and giving officers more time to patrol streets.

Baltimore man charged in Pasadena bank robbery

A Baltimore man was charged yesterday in the robbery of an Anne Arundel County bank on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Baltimore FBI Office said.

Special Agent Peter A. Gulotta Jr. said Weldon Raymond Humphries, 38, was charged with robbing Bank of Glen Burnie in Pasadena about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The robbery occurred a few hours before Humphries and Frederick G. Coster, 51, of the first block of Cedar Drive in Middle River were arrested in Coster's apartment.

Gulotta said Coster, who also was charged in the Pasadena robbery, was arrested on a federal warrant charging him with robbing a bank in Media, Pa., on Oct. 15.

St. Paul's stained glass to be subject of lecture

Stained-glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and other 19th-century artisans will be the subject of a lecture at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Charles and Saratoga streets downtown.

William Cummings, president of a glass studio in North Adams, Mass., will lecture on "The Stained-Glass Treasures of Old St. Paul's." The public is invited.

St. Paul's contains many stained-glass windows made in the United States and England.

United American Indians to discuss issues tomorrow

Representatives of the United American Indians of New England will speak at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the All People's Congress Hall in the 400 block of E. 31st St.

Representatives will discuss plans to observe the group's National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., on Thanksgiving Day. They also will discuss the case of Leonard Peltier, a Native American who supporters say has been wrongly jailed in the slayings of two FBI agents on a South Dakota Indian reservation in 1975.

Information: 410-235-7040.

TIMONIUM -- Loyola College marked the official opening yesterday of its $12 million graduate campus at 2034 Greenspring Drive near the Timonium Road and Interstate 83 interchange.

The center features the latest classroom technology allowing students off site to participate in classes.

Eight of the college's graduate programs, including business administration, finance, education, computer science, physician assistant studies and speech-language pathology/audiology, will offer classes at the 7.5-acre campus.

Community Service Fair scheduled at mall tomorrow


EASTPOINT -- Information on topics ranging from recycling to senior centers will be featured from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Dundalk's fourth annual Community Service Fair at Eastpoint Mall, North Point and Eastern boulevards.

Thomas Toporovich, an official with the Greater Dundalk Commission for Community Excellence, said more than 30 organizations and neighborhood groups will have tables throughout the mall.

Information: 410-282-4248.

Pub Date: 10/23/98

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