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May 18, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Florida company gets contract to replace 911 telephone system

TOWSON -- The County Council approved a $1.5 million contract last night for a new telephone system for the county's 911 emergency center.

Siemens Information and Communications Networks Inc. of Boca Raton, Fla., will install new telephone switchboards and consoles in the communications center in the County Courts Building.

The equipment will replace a 10-year-old system and will allow dispatchers to immediately view the telephone numbers and locations of calls from cellular telephones as well as calls placed on telephone lines, said Fred Homan, county budget director. The system will be installed over the summer, funded by state 911 fees collected from telephone customers.

Four officers killed on duty to be honored at ceremony

TOWSON - County police officers who have died in the line of duty will be honored at 1 p.m. today in a ceremony at the courthouse plaza.

Tributes and dedications will be offered by county officials, including County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan, at the police memorial at 401 Bosley Ave.

The four officers who have died in the county Police Department's 125-year history are Officer Edward Kuznar, who died in 1969; Officer Charles A. Huckeba, who died in 1977; Cpl. Sam Snyder, who died in 1983; and Officer Robert W. Zimmerman, who died in 1986.

Two more students charged in school bombing threats

TOWSON -- Two students have been charged with making bomb threats at area schools, bringing the number of Baltimore County arrests to 15 since the school shootings in Littleton, Colo.

A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday with making a false threat at Kenwood High School on May 3, said county police spokesman Bill Toohey. The threat caused a brief evacuation. He was released to his parents.

A 14-year-old boy at the privately run Strawbridge School was arrested and charged Friday after he allegedly handed a teacher a calculator with the words "there is a bomb in the school" typed into the machine's display, Toohey said. That boy was taken to Thomas J.S. Waxter Center.

In Baltimore City

Forest Park man killed, five injured in collision

A Forest Park man was killed and five people were injured last night when two vehicles collided in East Baltimore, police said.

Officer William Murray, a traffic investigator, said Travis Brown, 19, of the 3800 block of Barrington Road was driving a Chevrolet Blazer north about 7: 40 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Eden St. when he collided with a 1997 Hyundai at the intersection with the 1400 block of E. Biddle St. The Hyundai was heading east. With Brown was his 5-year-old brother.

Murray said Brown died of multiple injuries at 10: 46 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The five, including Brown's brother, and the four occupants of the Hyundai were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries at three hospitals.

Man fatally stabbed at home; police arrest suspect, 35

A man was fatally stabbed yesterday during a fight in front of his West Baltimore home, and another man who surrendered to police at the scene has been charged.

Detective Kenneth Welsh said David Foster, 54, of the 600 block of N. Calhoun St. was stabbed in the neck about 11: 20 a.m. and died 40 minutes later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

At the home, a man gave police a statement and was arrested. Leo Greene, 35, also of the 600 block of N. Calhoun St. was charged with first-degree murder and was being held without bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center, Welsh said.

Baltimore County officer injured during a fight

An off-duty Baltimore County police officer was stabbed early yesterday in Northwest Baltimore during a fight with a man who had stolen a backpack from the officer's girlfriend, city police said.

Officer Roderick Brownley, 29, of the Woodlawn Precinct was stabbed in the upper left abdomen after fighting with the man who took the backpack about 2: 15 a.m. at a house in the 5300 block of Tippett Ave. He was treated at Sinai Hospital and released, police said.

Police said Shaun Mason Sr., 29, of the 5300 block of Gist Ave., who also was injured, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, possession of a deadly weapon, theft and resisting arrest. He was held on $200,000 bail at the Central Booking and Intake Center, pending a bail review hearing.

Elderly pedestrian struck, killed while crossing street

An elderly Northeast Baltimore man died yesterday after he was struck by a car while crossing 33rd Street near Memorial Stadium, police said.

Police said Pasquale Teramani, 87, of the 3800 block of Yolando Road was crossing the 1100 block of E. 33rd St. at Ednor Road from north to south about 9: 40 a.m. when he was struck by a 1992 Chevrolet Nova driven by a 42-year-old woman. Teramani was taken by ambulance to nearby Union Memorial Hospital, where he died of his injuries at 10: 25 a.m.

Police said the accident was being investigated and charges were pending a review of the accident by the city prosecutor's office.

NAACP career fair set for Marriott Inner Harbor

The Baltimore branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its 13th annual career fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Marriott Inner Harbor. The fair, also sponsored by the Maryland State Republican Party, is free for employers and applicants. Pub Date: 5/18/99

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