In Baltimore City Missing 10-month-old is returned...

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March 13, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Missing 10-month-old is returned unharmed to his mother

A 10-month-old boy who was taken last week from his mother's home by her boyfriend was safely returned early yesterday, police said.

The boyfriend, Jerry Watkins, 36, returned Antwan Newton to the home of his mother, Terrell Newton of the 100 block of W. Hamburg St., after seeing the baby's picture on television broadcasts Sunday night, police said.

Agent Martin Bartness, a police spokesman, said Antwan was unharmed. He said the incident has been labeled a misunderstanding and said no charges will be filed.

Man fatally shot Sunday in E. Baltimore is identified

Clarence Adrian Harris, 20, was identified yesterday by police as the man fatally shot Sunday in East Baltimore.

Harris, of no fixed address, was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of N. Montford Ave. and died at the scene, police said. They knew of no suspect or motive for the slaying.

Two cousins are sentenced for shooting man last year

Two cousins - both city residents - were sentenced yesterday after they entered guilty pleas before their trial on charges of attempted murder was to have begun in Circuit Court.

Chyrone Graves, 27, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. Judge William D. Quarles gave him a 15-year suspended sentence, five years' probation and ordered him to pay $10,000 in restitution to the victim. Ralph West was shot several times Feb. 5, 2000, in West Baltimore.

Jason Graves, 19, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and use of a handgun in a crime of violence. Quarles sentenced him to 30 years in prison with 15 years suspended and three years' probation on the attempted murder charge, and five years without parole on the handgun charge.

In Baltimore County

Body of woman found near grounds of hospital

WHITE MARSH - The body of a woman, believed to be 50 to 60 years old, was found yesterday evening near the grounds of Franklin Square Hospital Center. Police ruled the death suspicious, pending an autopsy.

Police said two boys discovered the body about 5:30 p.m. in woods off the 100 block of Lionhead Court at the Franklin Square Apartments near the hospital.

Police declined to say if the body had signs of trauma. It was taken to the state medical examiner's officer for an autopsy.

Chamber of Commerce lunch to focus on renewal

MIDDLE RIVER - A county official and a developer will speak about the revitalization of Essex-Middle River at a luncheon March 27 sponsored by the Essex-Middle River-White Marsh Chamber of Commerce at River Water Restaurant, 207 Nanticoke Road.

Mary Harvey, director of the Office of Community Conservation, and Larry Rosenberg, managing partner of the WaterView project at the former Riverdale site, will discuss the progress of the east-side redevelopment plan.

Information: 410-686-2233.

Wildlife biologist to give lecture on landscaping

CHASE - Bill Bridgeland, a wildlife biologist, will be speaker at the Marshy Point Nature Center on March 20.

The lecture, "Landscaping to Attract Wildlife," will feature color slides of wildlife and native plants that animals need to live in a backyard wildlife sanctuary. The talk begins at 7:30 p.m.

The nature center is at 7130 Marshy Point Road, on Dundee and Saltpeter creeks on the east side. Information: 410-887-2817.

Story time for infants set at Hereford library

HEREFORD - Infants up to age 2 will be entertained with rhymes, finger plays and simple stories at the Hereford library's "Little Wonders Story Time" at 10:30 a.m. today.

Free tickets are required and can be picked up at the library, 16940 York Road, or reserved by calling 410-887-1919.

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