Baltimore County police and fire officials were...

DUNDALK --

October 28, 1998|By From staff reports

DUNDALK -- Baltimore County police and fire officials were VTC investigating a Dundalk teen-ager's motive for making a napalmlike bomb that prompted police to block off the 8000 block of Delhaven Road while officers removed it from his home Monday night.

The device, a tennis ball containing liquid bleach, caustic drain cleaner crystals, gasoline and plastic foam, was found in the boy's bedroom by his mother. The mother called police.

Sgt. Robert Stelmack of the North Point Precinct said the youth, 17, was released to his mother after he was charged with manufacturing and possessing a hazardous device. Police said the boy told them he made the device from instructions on the Internet.

Injunction that closed club not renewed by judge

ARBUTUS

ARBUTUS -- Circuit Judge Christian M. Kahl yesterday refused to renew a temporary injunction that had closed the Twilight Zone, a trouble-prone, after-hours club in the 3700 block Commerce Drive.

Despite the refusal, County Attorney Virginia W. Barnhart said the county will pursue possible zoning and fire code violations at the club. A county paramedic testified last week that those violations put him in "fear for my safety each time I am called."

The county obtained an emergency injunction Oct. 19, after an incident when paramedics heard shots at 3: 30 a.m. after responding to calls about patrons affected by pepper spray.

Police seek 2 females in theft of laptop computers

TOWSON

TOWSON -- Two well-dressed women are being sought by county police in connection with the theft of two laptop computers valued at $7,000.

On Oct. 16, two women dressed in "professional attire" walked into Jacor Communications in the 1800 block of Reisterstown Road, according to police. A surveillance camera recorded one woman going into an office, taking a laptop and handing it to the other woman. Three days later, a similar theft was reported by MCI WorldCom in the 800 block of Fairmount Ave.

The pair are described as white women in their late 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 135 pounds with long hair; one blond and one brunette, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-887-2198.

Third suspect arrested in slaying of 17-year-old

ESSEX

ESSEX -- A third suspect in the slaying last week of a 17-year-old has been arrested, police said yesterday.

Ronald L. Campbell, 23, of the 600 block of Delaware Ave. was charged Monday with first-degree murder, armed robbery and a handgun violation and was being held yesterday at Baltimore County Detention Center. Bail was denied.

Campbell and two other men are charged with murder in the shooting death of Shawn Lee Elkins on Oct. 20. Elkins was fatally wounded after two masked men forced their way into his Armco Way home, robbed the occupants and fired one shot.

A former credit union official has been named business coordinator for the NAACP's Community Development Resource Center.

Derek L. Richardson, 27, of Baltimore will be responsible for providing counseling and technical assistance to small businesses and organizations that need help securing loans. Richardson had been branch manager of Lockheed Federal Credit Union in Bethesda.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's center focuses on increasing resources in historically needy communities in Maryland and educating churches, nonprofit groups, consumers and small businesses about loans and other programs.

Pub Date: 10/28/98

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