In Baltimore City Police find body of man in vehicle...

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November 28, 2001|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police find body of man in vehicle parked in northwest

A sport utility vehicle sought in connection with an undisclosed crime was found last night parked near a northwest intersection -- and in it, police found the body of a man who had been shot in the head, authorities said.

Police said two detectives driving along Gwynns Falls Parkway about 9 p.m. spotted the red late-model GMC legally parked near the 2200 block of Roslyn Ave. Its doors were locked, and police had to force open a door to reach the body.

FOR THE RECORD - An article yesterday gave the wrong date for a special benefit showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The movie will be shown at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Hollywood Theater, 5509 Oregon Ave., Arbutus. The Sun regrets the error.

The name of the victim, who police said had been shot at least once in the head, was withheld pending notification of his family. Anyone with information about the death was urged to call Detectives Danny Danzy or Bobby Patton at 410-396-2100.

2 grocery store robberies in southwest investigated

City police are investigating two grocery store robberies that occurred just minutes and six blocks apart in Southwest Baltimore this week -- with a clerk shot and wounded in one of them.

The shooting occurred about 10:15 a.m. Monday as a pair of robbers -- a man and woman -- robbed Hanna Food Market in the 1500 block of Ramsay St., fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said. Employee Sang Hae Suh, 66, suffered an elbow wound.

Fifteen minutes earlier, two men robbed Jim's Food Market in the 2100 block of Ramsay St. and ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Anyone with information about the holdups is asked to call Detective Edward Carrington at 410-396- 2499.

Hearing planned tomorrow on tractor-trailer parking

The City Council has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on proposed legislation to regulate tractor-trailer parking in residential neighborhoods.

Councilman Robert W. Curran, a Northeast Baltimore Democrat, said he wants to "toughen up" existing law because tractor-trailers take vital parking spaces.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the fourth-floor council chambers at City Hall.

Santa's Holiday Fun Fest set Friday night in Canton

The city Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its annual Santa's Holiday Fun Fest on Friday evening at the Clarence H. Du Burns Soccer Arena in Canton.

The event, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will include recreational activities such as dancing, basketball, soccer and a climbing wall. Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance, and children will have the opportunity to win prizes from his gift bag. The evening will conclude with the lighting of the center's Christmas tree.

Tickets are $3 per child in advance or $4 at the door; parents accompanying them will be admitted free. The arena is at 1301 S. Ellwood Ave. Information: 410- 396-4202.

In Baltimore County

County to swear in 41 new officers tonight

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Police Department will swear in 41 new officers at a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. today at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane.

Cornelius J. Behan, who was police chief from 1977 to 1993, will give the keynote address. County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will also speak to the new officers and their families and friends.

Association to hold screening of `Grinch' film

ARBUTUS -- The Greater Arbutus Community Association will hold a showing of How The Grinch Stole Christmas on Saturday to benefit Southwest Emergency Services.

The movie, starring Jim Carrey, will be shown at 10 a.m. in Hollywood Theatre, 5509 Oregon Ave. Admission price will be $2 or the donation of a pair of gloves or a hat.

Children are encouraged to bring their letters to Santa Claus.

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