In Baltimore City
Police detain man accused of fleeing after fatal car crash
A woman was killed yesterday in East Baltimore when the car in which she was a passenger collided with another vehicle, police said.
According to Sgt. Dean Brightbill, a Mitsubishi Mirage going north in the 700 block of Milton Ave. about 1: 30 a.m. yesterday hit a 1992 Mercury that was westbound in the 2400 block of E. Madison St. The driver of the Mercury left the scene and was detained nearby, Brightbill said.
Darlene Lide, 39, of the 100 block of Morley St. died at the scene, Brightbill said. The driver, Carolyn Kess, 45, of Randallstown was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Police are trying to find family of heart attack victim
Police are trying to locate relatives of a man who died of a heart attack more than two weeks ago in a minitrailer that was his home for at least a year.
Joseph W. Pocock, 59, lived on Baltimore City property at Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County and did odd jobs for Baltimore Sports & Recreation, a private company located there. A fellow employee found Pocock's body Feb. 12 in the trailer, said Detective John Geipe of Baltimore police. He said Pocock's body has not been claimed.
Anyone related to Pocock, or anyone who knows his relatives, is asked to call Geipe at 410-396- 2100.
Career orientation offered by Maryland New Directions
A free orientation for people interested in changing careers or re-entering the job market will be held Tuesdays through March 28 at Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling organization at 2220 N. Charles St.
Sessions will be held beginning at 6 p.m. tomorrow and March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Information or to schedule an appointment: 410- 235-8800.
Man arrested and charged in fatal shooting during fight
A man was arrested last night and charged with first-degree murder in an incident in which a bystander watching a fight was fatally shot and another wounded.
Arnold Jerome Jennings Jr., 28, of the 8000 block of Tapu Court in Fullerton was watching a fight in the 2400 block of Aisquith St. about 8: 15 p.m. Saturday when a man fired into the group, hitting Jennings in the chest and another man in the right leg, said Detective John Geipe. Jennings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dedric Garrison, 27, of the 300 block of E. 21st St. was arrested near the shooting, Geipe said. A motive for the shooting was not known, Geipe said.
In Baltimore County
Infant thrown, others jump to safety from 3-alarm fire
WOODLAWN -- An infant was thrown to safety from the balcony of a burning unit during a three-alarm fire last night that extensively damaged several units at a Woodlawn apartment complex, said a spokesman for Baltimore County Fire Department. Other residents jumped from balconies of the three-story buildings to escape the blaze.
Acting Lt. Tim Robinson said the fire at Oak View Apartments in the 7200 block of Oak Haven Circle was reported at 8: 58 p.m., went to three alarms by 9: 13 p.m. and was under control at 9: 55 p.m.
Robinson said two firefighters suffered minor injuries and were treated at two area hospitals. Investigators are seeking the cause of the fire.
County taking applications for school crossing guards
TOWSON -- Baltimore County officials are accepting applications from residents interested in becoming school crossing guards.
Guards usually work one hour in the morning and one in the afternoon and earn $10.15 an hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have reliable transportation and pass a background investigation and physical examination.
Anyone interested in becoming a crossing guard should contact county police Officer Karen Nizer at 410-887-5822.
Maryvale Prep schedules Rite of Spring race, fun run
BROOKLANDVILLE -- The campus of Maryvale Preparatory School will be the site of the 13th Rite of Spring race, walk and fun run Sunday.
The 5K running course begins and ends at the campus, which is on Falls Road overlooking Green Spring Valley. The 3K walk and 1.5K fun run also are on the school property. The Rite of Spring events benefit the Maryvale student scholarship fund and academic programs.
Pre-race registration will be held at Sports Her Way at Kenilworth mall from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Race day registration at Maryvale begins at 7: 30 a.m. Information: 301-871-0400.
Commission for Women honors student, facilitator
TOWSON -- The county Commission for Women has named Tamyra Carroll, a senior at Pikesville High School, Young Woman of the Year.
Carroll's activities include tutoring underprivileged students and volunteering at Woodlawn Summer Camp for youth. She also is a member of the Black and Jewish Coalition.
Honored as Woman of the Year by the commission is Anne Walker, a parent facilitator with the county school department's Parentmobile and organizer of Southwest Teen and Parent Consortium.