In Baltimore CityBryn Mawr School to purchase lacrosse...

City/County Digest

February 03, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Bryn Mawr School to purchase lacrosse field for $250,000

Bryn Mawr School has a contract to acquire the 3-acre Mount Washington Lacrosse Club field at 5602 Cottonworth Ave., the center of men's club lacrosse since the 1950s, for its athletic programs.

The purchase price is $250,000, and the sale will be completed in the spring. Under the agreement, the men's lacrosse club will be permitted to use the property at certain times.

"We are thrilled about the arrangement," said Rebecca Fox, head of Bryn Mawr, an independent school for girls at 109 W. Melrose Ave. in North Baltimore. "The selling price was extremely fair, and we do not foresee any conflicts in scheduling."

Four arrested after raid nets suspected crack cocaine

Police raided a house in the 100 block of W. Fort Ave. about 2 p.m. yesterday, arrested four men and seized $12,000 worth of suspected crack cocaine and $1,600.

Sgt. Glenn Smith of the Southern District drug enforcement unit said one of the men was free on $50,000 bail after he was arrested during a Jan. 11 raid at his home in the first block of S. Barney St.

Smith said Roberto Arias, 24, of the Barney Street address; Edward Reynolds, 19, of the 100 block of S. Fulton Ave.; Corey Sykes, 18, of the 6400 block of Union Court, Glen Burnie; and Frederick Gibson, 39, of the 1400 block of S. Hanover St. were each charged with possession of suspected cocaine with intent to distribute. They were being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center.

In Baltimore County

Body of transient discovered in stairwell of phone store

WOODLAWN -- A high school student discovered the body of a 21-year-old transient in a telephone store stairwell yesterday afternoon, county police said.

The body of Carlos Lucero of no fixed address showed no signs of trauma and appeared to have been lying for at least two days in the stairwell behind a Cellular One store in the 1700 block of Woodlawn Drive, said police spokesman Bill Toohey.

"We are waiting for autopsy results, but there are no obvious signs of foul play," Toohey said. Police have classified the death, pending the autopsy, as a sudden death, not a suspicious one, he said.

Powhatan school to dedicate redone library, media center

WOODLAWN -- Powhatan Elementary School will dedicate its updated and modernized school library and media center with a celebration at 10 a.m. today.

A guest will be Floyd Grayson of Grayson Homes, Powhatan's business partner. Grayson and his company donated funding to help update the library.

Man who shot off-duty officer 11 years ago is sentenced

TOWSON -- A man who shot an off-duty county officer in the face 11 years ago while trying to rob a motel was sentenced yesterday in county Circuit Court.

DeWayne Woods, 34, entered a guilty plea. He has been serving a sentence on an unrelated charge since shooting then-Officer Joseph Burris in November 1988.

At the sentencing yesterday, Woods, his friends and his family made impassioned pleas for mercy. Judge John Grason Turnbull II sentenced Woods to 20 years with credit for the time he has served.

Pub Date: 2/03/99

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