In Baltimore City Boy, 15, charged as adult in death of...

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March 22, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Boy, 15, charged as adult in death of deliveryman in 1999

A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a pizza deliveryman who was shot two years ago while he sat in his car in East Baltimore, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.

Jamal Smith of the 1800 block of N. Dallas St. was arrested Tuesday night at Boy's Village, a city juvenile detention center where he was being held on unrelated juvenile charges, said Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes. Smith, who is being held without bail at the city Detention Center, was 14 when the killing occurred Aug. 28, 1999.

Uddin Burhan, 37, who was making a delivery for a Fells Point pizza shop, was shot in the back by a bicyclist. No money was missing.

Death of man found in alley is ruled a homicide

The death of an unidentified man whose body was found early Tuesday in a West Baltimore alley has been ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner's office, police said yesterday.

The body of the man, who was 45 to 50 years old, was found by a passer-by about 2 a.m. in an alley off the 1500 block of Eutaw St.

Agent Angelique Cook-Hayes, a police spokeswoman, said the cause of death was head trauma.

Family of 10 escapes fire on Montebello Terrace

A family of 10 escaped a three-alarm house fire yesterday in Northeast Baltimore that slightly injured two firefighters.

The fire broke out about 3 p.m. in a 70-year-old, two-story, wood-frame rowhouse in the 2800 block of Montebello Terrace, said Fire Inspector Michael Maybin. He said firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 45 minutes. The cause of the fire had not been determined, Maybin said.

Maybin said all 10 occupants escaped but a man complained of smoke inhalation and was taken to Union Memorial Hospital for treatment. He said two firefighters were treated for minor injuries at Mercy Medical Center and released.

Thousands of customers lose power in storm

The nor'easter that struck the metropolitan area yesterday interrupted service to at least 11,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers in the city as winds gusting up to 40 mph toppled trees and tree limbs onto power lines.

Brenda Pettigrew, a BGE spokeswoman, said fewer than 500 customers remained without power late last night as repair crews responded to the affected areas in the city. The number of customers in surrounding counties who lost power was not available.

Calvin Meadows, a meteorological technician at the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., said that by 7 p.m., 1.38 inches of rain had fallen in the city and 1.53 inches at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

In Baltimore County

Judge sentences man to 45 years in killing

TOWSON - A 20-year-old Middle River man was sentenced yesterday to 45 years in prison for killing a neighbor in May.

Jerome Maurice Edmonds of the first block of Ebbtide Court was sentenced to life with all but 45 years suspended by Circuit Judge J. Norris Byrnes.

John J. Sullivan IV, 19, was staying with relatives in the Coe Village townhouse complex in Essex when Edmonds shot him during a robbery attempt, said Assistant State's Attorney Steve Kroll. A jury convicted Edmonds of felony murder, attempted armed robbery and handgun charges Feb. 9.

Police Department hiring school crossing guards

TOWSON - Baltimore County Police Department is seeking school crossing guards.

Guards work five days a week, two hours a day and are paid $10.35 an hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and are required to undergo a background check, including fingerprinting. The work year is September through June, with uniforms provided by the county.

Information: Officer Karen Nizer, 410-887-5822.

Notre Dame Prep alumnae have artwork on display

TOWSON - Twenty Notre Dame Preparatory School alumnae artists are displaying their work through April 27 in the art gallery at the Henry J. Knott Performing Arts Building.

The first Alumni Art Show features more than 40 works, including watercolors, oils, photographs, pencil and pastel drawings and mixed-media, three-dimensional pieces. Classes from the 1930s to the 1990s are represented.

The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and on weekends when the school is open for public events.

County sets state record for recycling paper

TOWSON - Baltimore County set a state record for recycling residential mixed paper last year, collecting 80.8 million pounds, County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger announced yesterday.

The county has led the state in the collection of mixed paper since 1995, according to figures from the state Department of the Environment. Last year, that paper was sold for more than $930,000.

The county sells recyclable paper, bottles and cans to companies that use them to manufacture new products. Revenue from those sales is used to offset solid-waste management costs.

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