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June 18, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Essex woman charged in hit-and-run death on Eastern Boulevard

ESSEX -- A 35-year-old Essex woman has been charged in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian during the weekend.

Sunta Dorothy Dickerson of the first block of Yew Road was arrested yesterday and charged with failure to stop and failure to remain at an accident scene with death, failure to render aid and failure to report death in an accident, county police said.

The charges stem from the death of Larry Earl Jones, 21, who was found dead beside Eastern Boulevard near Wilson Point Road early Sunday by a motorist.

Violent crime in 1st quarter decreases from last year

TOWSON -- Violent crime decreased by almost 12 percent in the first three months of this year, county police said yesterday.

Rapes declined 15.4 percent and robberies 18.6 percent during the first quarter, compared with the first quarter of last year. Homicides stayed the same as the first quarter last year, and aggravated assaults rose 2.2 percent, according to police statistics.

Property crime -- including breaking and entering and motor vehicle thefts -- declined by 12.9 percent for the quarter, police said.

Two suffer minor injuries in collision with police car

TOWSON -- Two people were slightly injured when a police cruiser collided with their car near Gwynns Falls Park, county police said yesterday.

James Harrison Smith and Vivian Hodges, both of the 3700 block of Flowerton Road, were treated at area hospitals and released after their car, which was driven by Smith, collided with a police car about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Officer Christopher Helphenstine was searching for three boys who had stolen bicycles from two children in the 6400 block of Channing Road, said police spokesman Bill Toohey. Helphenstine drove into the city looking for the thieves, Toohey said, with the two younger children in the car. They were not injured in the accident.

Businesses set job fair today at Security Square Mall

WOODLAWN -- More than 50 mall merchants and businesses in the Catonsville and Woodlawn areas will hold a job fair today at Security Square Mall.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., people can explore part-time and full-time job opportunities. The job fair will include seminars on resume preparation, proper interviewing techniques, dressing for success and other related topics, starting at 11 a.m.

In Baltimore City

Schmoke asks legal review of legislation on pay phones

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said yesterday he has asked the city Law Department to review two bills that would require permits for outdoor pay telephones and impose penalties on owners of illegal pay phones before he decides whether he will sign them.

The bills, sponsored by City Council members Martin O'Malley and Helen Holton, would impose fines up to $500 on owners of illegal pay phones. O'Malley and Holton are concerned about use of the phones in the illegal drug trade.

Schmoke said he wants to ensure that low-income residents, who use outdoor phones as their "lifeline," will continue to have access to them, and that the bills can withstand legal challenge.

City investigates complaints of human waste in harbor

The Department of Public Works is investigating complaints of fecal matter floating in the Inner Harbor.

Department spokesman Kurt L. Kocher said yesterday that sewer lines are being checked for breaks that might be causing a problem. The department began receiving complaints this week, he said.

Streetcar museum marks anniversary with video

A full-sized streetcar theater, showing a new video on Baltimore's streetcar history, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Father's Day, as the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1901 Falls Road near Lafayette Avenue, celebrates its 29th anniversary.

The museum's birthday cake will be shared with visitors at 2 p.m. Father's Day admission is half the $5 adult charge for fathers accompanied by at least one child. Other admission charges are $2.50 for children ages 4 to 11 and senior citizens age 65 and older. Maximum family admission is $15.

Pub Date: 6/18/99

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