In Baltimore City Tuberculosis rate falls



March 23, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Tuberculosis rate falls; eradication goal set for 2010

As Baltimore's tuberculosis rate continues to fall, the city health commissioner vowed yesterday to eradicate the infectious disease from the city by 2010.

Dr. Peter L. Beilenson said Baltimore posted its lowest tuberculosis rate in city history last year with 60 cases, marking a 61 percent reduction during the past decade.

The success, he said, stems from aggressive outreach and treatment efforts by public health nurses.

Boy, 7, in grave condition after being struck by car

A 7-year-old boy was critically injured after he walked into traffic in Northeast Baltimore yesterday morning and was hit by a car, police said.

Timothy Lamont Blackwell Jr. of the 4100 block Belfern Ave. walked between parked cars into the 3500 block of Brehms Lane, police said.

Timothy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in grave condition yesterday evening, police said.

Officer hurt after car crashes into police cruiser

A city police officer suffered minor injuries after a car crash in North Baltimore yesterday that police say was caused by a man driving a car officers had been seeking for running a stop sign minutes earlier.

Officer Lawrence Smith, 26, who joined the force two years ago, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for pain in his ankle and cuts and released. The incident began about 9:15 a.m., when officers reported seeing a car run a stop sign at Loyola Northway and Pall Mall Road, police said.

A few minutes later, three patrol cars were driving east in the 700 block of Glenwood Road when the car entered the uncontrolled intersection at Ivanhoe Avenue and hit Smith's patrol car, police said. The driver, Jonta Daughtry, 27, of the 1200 block of E. Cold Spring Lane, suffered minor injuries, police said.

16-year-old charged in Lake Clifton assault

A 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing a student outside Lake Clifton-Eastern High School was charged this week with aggravated assault, city school officials said.

Larry Washington, a former student at the school, also was charged by school police with possession of a deadly weapon and trespassing, school spokeswoman Edie House said.

Police identify two victims of Gilmor Homes shooting

Police identified yesterday two people who were wounded in a gun battle at a the Gilmor Homes housing project Thursday afternoon, but officers were still trying to confirm the identity of a man who was killed, authorities said.

Kevin Sewell, 15, of the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd. was wounded in the foot, treated at Sinai Hospital and released. Kyle Green, 14, was wounded in the midsection and legs and was listed yesterday afternoon in stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Lombard, Baltimore streets set for closure tomorrow

City officials are warning motorists that they will close two streets temporarily tomorrow.

East Lombard Street will close from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. for construction of a pedestrian bridge. The street will be closed from President Street to Market Place.

Baltimore Street will also be closed from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. to deploy a crane that will lift rooftop equipment for the University of Maryland. The street will be closed from Martin Luther King Boulevard to Arch Street.

Man shot twice in head in Southeast Baltimore

Baltimore police last night were investigating a shooting in Southeast Baltimore.

Police said an unidentified man was shot twice in the head in the 200 block of Broadway. The shooting took place about 8:30 p.m., police said.

The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

In Baltimore County

Three charged in robbery of Balto. Highlands store

TOWSON -- Two South Baltimore men and a Baltimore County man are in custody, charged with the armed robbery of a Baltimore Highlands store.

Baltimore County police said the 7-Eleven in the 4300 block of Annapolis Road was robbed of $100 about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Held on $75,000 bail each at the county Detention Center were James A. Miller, 38, of the 100 block of E. Randall St., Joseph Booth, 25, of the 100 block of Barney St. and Richard Fink, 29, of the 1900 block of Frames Road in Dundalk.

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