In Baltimore CityMan, 31, charged in 65 burglaries, mostly...

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June 10, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man, 31, charged in 65 burglaries, mostly in Forest Park

A man has been charged with a six-month burglary spree in which an estimated $50,000 in property -- from jewelry to television sets -- was stolen from 65 homes in Northwest Baltimore, police said yesterday.

Castle Guy Blair, 31, of the 3800 block of Fairview Ave. was charged this week with 65 counts of burglary and was ordered held without bail at the Baltimore City Detention Center, said Sgt. Jim Rood of the Northwestern District major-crimes unit.

Rood said Blair was arrested in April by a patrol officer responding to a break-in at a residence. He said detectives then charged Blair in the other burglaries, most of which occurred in the Forest Park area.

Young NAACP members to question candidates

Young members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- some preparing to vote for the first time -- will question mayoral candidates during a voters' forum from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. today at New Shiloh Baptist Family Life Center, 2100 N. Monroe St.

Top soccer teams to vie at PAL awards cookout

The Baltimore Police Athletic League is sponsoring an awards ceremony, cookout and soccer league championship game -- featuring the top 13-and-older teams at 4: 30 p.m. today at Bocek PAL Center, 3000 E. Madison St. The public is invited.

In Baltimore County

Hearing today in dispute over fate of Merryland

TOWSON -- A hearing is scheduled today in Circuit Court to decide whether the auction of the Merryland horse farm will be held tomorrow as scheduled.

The Long Green Valley Association, its president and tenants who live on the farm are trying to stop the sale, saying it violates a county agreement to use the donated property as an equestrian center. The county contends it has the right to sell the land, which doesn't fit current park and recreation plans.

The auction is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the farm, on Bottom Road.

Senior center and park open on North Point Road

EDGEMERE -- County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger officially opened the Edgemere Senior Center and Waterfront Park yesterday.

The 6,000-square-foot facility at 6600 North Point Road includes six rooms to be used for recreational, educational and social activities. The center, which cost $1.6 million to build, replaces the previous center at the old Edgemere Elementary School, which has been demolished.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks also operates a small waterfront park at the site with a fishing and boating pier and a mini-pavilion.

Pub Date: 6/10/99

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