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January 06, 2001|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Baltimore Gunsmith will remain open, shop's owner says

Baltimore Gunsmith owner Larry DiMartino said yesterday that his Fells Point shop will remain open, even if he is forced by federal authorities to quit selling firearms.

DiMartino, who has operated the South Broadway store for nine years, said he plans to continue selling hunting and archery supplies although the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said this week it will take steps to shut down his gun business.

After a federal judge ruled this week that the ATF acted properly last year in revoking DiMartino's license to sell firearms, agency officials said Baltimore Gunsmith would have about 30 days to sell off its firearms inventory.

Allfirst Bank robbed; man sought in 3 holdups

Baltimore police believe a man who robbed an Allfirst Bank downtown yesterday is responsible for two other bank robberies in the area during the past two weeks.

Police said a man wearing a puffy black coat and black baseball cap entered the Allfirst branch at 25 S. Charles St. about 1 p.m. He then gave a teller a note that said he was armed and wanted money.

Police believe the same man struck the BB&T Bank at 2 N. Charles St. about 9 a.m. on Dec. 26 and held up the First Union bank at 7 St. Paul St. about 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Glendening names Glynn to Circuit Court bench

Baltimore District Judge John M. Glynn, the state's former consumer advocate, was appointed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday to a seat on the Circuit Court.

Glynn, 54, replaces Circuit Judge Gary I. Strausberg, who died last year from cancer. Appointed to the district bench in 1994, Glynn most recently has served as the judge in charge of the Eastside District Court.

Cash, drugs seized, man arrested in bust

Baltimore police and federal agents seized $200,000 in cash and an estimated $400,000 worth of cocaine in an early-morning raid yesterday that resulted in the arrest of what authorities called a "major supplier" of drugs to northern Baltimore.

Police charged Calvin Green, 41, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Police said they had been watching a suspected drug dealer for about a month before making yesterday's bust in the 2200 block of Foxbane Square in Northwest Baltimore.

Man holds police at bay for 5 hours after shooting

A five-hour police standoff ended peacefully yesterday when a Northwest Baltimore man surrendered after shooting at police trying to evict him from his home.

Larry Canty, 56, of the 5700 block of Bland Ave. was charged with assault with intent to murder, discharging a firearm in the city and aggravated assault, authorities said. Baltimore police and sheriff's deputies tried to serve the eviction notice, which stemmed from a divorce case, on Canty at his home north of Pimlico about 5:30 a.m.

Canty fired between four and six shots through the door to prevent authorities from entering, police said. Canty surrendered about 10:20 a.m.

In Cecil County

Motorist is charged after car hits, kills teen

CONOWINGO -A 24-year-old Cecil County man was being held at the county detention center in lieu of $12,000 bail last night, charged with automobile manslaughter and drunken-driving offenses after his car struck and killed a 16-year-old Conowingo boy late Thursday night, state police reported.

Gregory Kirk Riley of the 300 block of Conowingo Road, was driving south on U.S. 1 near Conowingo about 10:35 p.m. when his 1998 Mustang spun out of control, according to investigators.

Police said his car then hit Jason Matthew Carter of the 400 block Conowingo Road, who was walking along the shoulder of the road with a friend. Carter was declared dead at Harford Memorial Hospital.

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