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March 09, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Three boys charged in assault at school of 11-year-old girl

Three West Baltimore Middle School pupils were arrested this week on assault and attempted sexual assault charges involving an 11-year-old schoolmate and have been suspended from the school, city schools spokeswoman Vanessa C. Pyatt said yesterday.

A recommendation for a long-term suspension is pending, Pyatt added.

The boys, ages 11, 12 and 13, were arrested -- two Wednesday and one Thursday -- after allegations that they tried to force the girl to perform a sexual act inside the school Feb. 15. It was unclear yesterday how school officials learned of the incident or when they contacted police.

The three boys are charged with one count each of first-degree sexual offense and one count each of second-degree assault. They were released into the custody of their parents, police said.

Man who vanished with granddaughter is arrested

Baltimore police arrested a 47-year-old Randallstown man yesterday who earlier in the week had gone missing with his year-old granddaughter.

Louis Ford of the 8400 block of Lucerne Road was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, police said. Ford had been missing since Monday night when he vanished with his former wife's green 1995 Honda Odyssey and his granddaughter. The little girl was found unharmed in Baltimore on Thursday night.

Ford was seen sleeping in the van at Ellamont and Presbury streets by a resident who called police. He was being held last night in Baltimore's Central Booking Intake Facility. Unauthorized use of a vehicle is a misdemeanor.

In Baltimore County

Accident involving machine kills lumberyard worker

DUNDALK -- A 45-year-old worker at a lumberyard was killed yesterday when he became entangled in machinery used to stack and cut lumber, Baltimore County police said.

The accident happened about 8:20 a.m. at P.T. O'Malley Lumber Co., 4242 North Point Road, police said.

The man's identity was being withheld by company officials until his family could be notified.

Police arrest third suspect in Owings Mills homicide

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police have arrested a third suspect in the killing last week of an Owings Mills man.

Irvin Patrick Brown, 19, of the 1800 block of N. Dallas St. in Baltimore was arrested Thursday evening at his home. He was charged with one count each of first-degree murder and armed robbery, police said. Brown was denied bail.

Brown was arrested in the death of Dimas Rodriguez, who was fatally shot Feb. 26.

In Harford County

Worker injured in accident listed in serious condition

BELCAMP -- A 24-year-old worker injured in a construction crane accident at the Bata Shoe factory site was in serious but stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Samuel B. Teague of Street suffered head, neck and chest injuries when the crane tipped over at a construction site near Routes 50 and 543, state police said. Gary Bellmyer, 48, of Havre de Grace, was working with Teague on the platform of the crane and was killed in the accident. The men were stringing lights through trees, Abingdon fire officials said.

The Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

In Carroll County

Commissioners approve senior center addition

WESTMINSTER -- Carroll County Commissioners agreed yesterday to proceed with plans for a $400,000 addition to the North Carroll Senior Center in Hampstead rather than spend $2.5 million for a new building.

The county expects the General Assembly to approve a $200,000 grant for the 2,400-square-foot expansion to Carroll's oldest and smallest senior center. North Carroll is also among the most popular of the county's five centers, drawing about 1,100 residents a month.

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