In Baltimore City Man, officer exchange gunfire in...


November 26, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man, officer exchange gunfire in robbery attempt at restaurant

A gunman escaped after exchanging shots with an off-duty city police officer Saturday night in a robbery attempt at a fast-food restaurant in Southwest Baltimore, authorities reported.

Officer Eyvette Jones, 44, of the child abuse unit, was in plainclothes and eating a meal at the Wendy's restaurant in the 2300 block of Frederick Ave. about 9:15 p.m. when the gunman entered and tried to open a cash register. When Jones identified herself as a police officer, the man fired three errant shots at her from several feet away, police said.

Jones pulled out her 9 mm Glock service pistol and fired four shots at the gunman, who bolted from the building and escaped, apparently uninjured. There were no other customers in the restaurant at the time, said Lt. Vincent Pacelli, a shift commander at the Southwestern District.

Volunteers sought to run rec center computer labs

Computer-proficient volunteers age 16 and older are being sought to help run the city's 25 computer labs at recreation centers across Baltimore. The volunteers will be asked to provide computer training to elementary, middle and high school students, the city Department of Recreation and Parks said.

Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, Corel Office Suite and the Internet is preferred but not required. Training will be available for interested volunteers.

Morning, afternoon and evening hours are available at the labs, which many children use when school lets out for the day.

Information: 410-396-7012.

In Baltimore County

Heart attack suspected in death of hunter, 79

KINGSVILLE - A 79-year-old Lutherville man apparently suffered a fatal heart attack while hunting near Kingsville on Saturday night, county police reported yesterday.

A motorist discovered the body of Edward H. Depoitiers of the 100 block of Gothard Road lying on the side of Jerusalem Road near the Harford County line about 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Depoitiers was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Depoitiers had been hunting in the area with a friend when they became separated. Depoitiers was walking back to their vehicle, carrying his rifle, when he apparently suffered a heart attack and collapsed. An autopsy has been ordered.

Community meeting set Dec. 6 to review park ideas

PIKESVILLE - Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a second community meeting Dec. 6 to present concepts for a park in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood.

The ideas are based on suggestions offered at a community meeting in April. The park is planned for the 4300 block of Old Court Road.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the library of Sudbrook Park Middle School, 300 Bedford Road. Information: 410-887-6747.

County pupils find formula for success at math contest

TOWSON - Baltimore County middle school pupils scored well in the recent Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics' 14th annual Mathalon.

A team from Hereford Middle School placed second overall against 21 other middle schools statewide. The team included Nick Asendorf, Alec Brown, Drew Drechsler and Chris Rowe. Parkville Middle School pupil Charles Walker earned a first-place award in the Invention category.

The event, held at Meade Middle School in Anne Arundel County, also was sponsored by the National Security Agency, the Maryland State Department of Education and Anne Arundel County schools.

World AIDS Day observance planned for Friday evening

OWINGS MILLS - Baltimore County Department of Health will observe World AIDS Day from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Owings Mills High School, 124 Tollgate Road.

The event will feature health information, panels from the AIDS quilt and a candlelight vigil.

Information: 410-887-6966.

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