In Baltimore County Grand jury indicts man on charge...

City/County Digest

August 11, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Grand jury indicts man on charge of indecent exposure

TOWSON -- A Baltimore County grand jury indicted a Chase man this week on charges of indecent exposure, possessing child pornography and soliciting minors to engage in sex.

The charges against Stephen Harris, 49, of the 6900 block of Circle Road stem from an alleged incident in which two 11-year-old girls were approached on the playground of Fullerton Elementary School last month.

Assistant State's Attorney Susan Hazlett said Harris has remained in the Baltimore County Detention Center since his arrest last month. Bail was set at $200,000.

Officials seek volunteers for Oct. cleanup program

TOWSON -- County officials are searching for volunteers to participate in a cleanup program in October.

The program will be held from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17 at schools, parks and residential neighborhoods, with volunteers planting trees, removing trash from streams, painting and landscaping in neighborhoods and at schools.

Information: 410-887-2470 or at Web site: www.volunteerbco.org.

$10,000 grant is awarded to health charities group

CATONSVILLE -- Senior Campus Living has awarded a $10,000 grant to Community Health Charities of Maryland to support health screenings and education programs in workplaces.

The Catonsville-based Senior Campus Living, a national developer of retirement communities, made the grant as part of a new charitable giving fund set up by the company to encourage employee voluntarism in community activities.

Community Health Charities is a group of 69 nonprofit health agencies that provides services and programs and supports medical research.

In Baltimore City

Man, two boys arrested after fleeing from house

A man and two boys 13 and 15 -- armed with shotguns and a Russian assault rifle -- were arrested yesterday in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

Lt. Barry Baker said Officers Kevin Carvell and Chris Brockdorff were responding to a report of drugs inside a house in the 2000 block of Wilkens Ave. about 10 a.m. when the trio fled from the dwelling. They were armed with two sawed-off 12-gauge shotguns and an AK-47 rifle and were arrested two blocks away on Eagle Street, Baker said.

Baker said the AK-47 was stolen in Ohio and a small quantity of cocaine was found inside the house. He said drug and weapons charges were pending against the three, who were being interviewed at the Southwestern District station.

Housing programs receive national awards from HUD

The city received honors for housing programs at a national symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this month in Kansas City, Mo.

The Baltimore Regional Housing Opportunity Program, which helps low- and moderate-income clients find affordable and better housing, received a Top 100 award.

The Baltimore City Housing Authority's Section III Program received an Outstanding Achievement Award. The program has helped more than 200 residents find jobs or create their own businesses.

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