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March 26, 2002|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

City Council confirms 26-year veteran Goodwin as fire chief

The City Council confirmed last night the appointment of William J. Goodwin Jr. as chief of the Baltimore Fire Department.

Goodwin, 46, a 26-year veteran of the department whose father and grandfather were also city firefighters, was named to the post last month by Mayor Martin O'Malley. The chief's salary is $112,000 a year.

He succeeds Chief Carl E. McDonald, who retired last month after being acting chief for a year. McDonald took over from Chief Herman Williams Jr., who retired in February last year.

Boy, 15, is fatally shot on Harlem Park street

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot last night in the Harlem Park community of West Baltimore, city police reported.

Western District officers responding to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of N. Carey St. about 10:15 p.m. found the youth lying in the street, bleeding from at least one wound to the torso.

The victim, identified as Dana A. Mayers of the 3400 block of Woodbrook Ave., a pupil at Lemmel Middle School, died soon after at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said they knew of no motive or suspect, and asked anyone with information to call Detective Dave Peckoo at 410-396-2100.

Two brothers found shot to death inside vehicle

Two brothers, both in their 20s, were found shot to death yesterday morning inside a station wagon in Northwest Baltimore, city police reported. No arrest had been made and a motive for the killings was not known.

The victims, Darryl Wyche, 29, and Anthony Wyche, 24, whose addresses had not been determined last night, were found dead in the front seat of a Honda station wagon about 7 a.m. in the 4400 block of Wabash Ave. near West Cold Spring Lane by officers responding to a call to check on the vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Gary Niedermeier at 410-396-2100.

West Baltimore man, 22, sought in rapes of 2 women

A 22-year-old West Baltimore man has been charged in warrants with raping two women in incidents nearly two weeks apart after they responded to an adult telephone chat-line ad in the City Paper, police said.

Sgt. Johnnie Young of the sex offense unit said the women, ages 18 and 19, were raped in different houses in the 4200 block of Liberty Heights Ave. - one March 10, the other Friday. One victim was raped at gunpoint by three men, while the other was assaulted after a man picked her up at her home.

Charged in the warrants was Emmett Lindsey of the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave., who was being sought yesterday by police. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Young at 410-396-2076 or Metro Crime Stoppers, which is offering a reward, at 410-276-8888.

Officer accused of shooting street sign near nightclub

A Baltimore police officer was arrested and charged Saturday with shooting a street sign with his service pistol near a downtown nightclub, police said yesterday.

Andrew Fitzgerald, 34, of Northeast Baltimore was charged with destruction of property and illegally discharging a firearm. He was released on his own recognizance and has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal hearing today. He could be sentenced to more than a year in prison and $1,500 in fines.

Fitzgerald, a 14-year veteran, was off duty on East Saratoga Street near Hammerjacks nightclub at 2:18 a.m. Saturday when he was spotted by off-duty police Sgt. J.H. Rhoden firing a handgun, police said.

Police said they stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe a few blocks away with Fitzgerald behind the wheel and his police-issue .40-caliber Glock handgun inside. They recovered two shell casings from the shooting scene and noted that a one-way street sign was "hit by one of the rounds."

In Baltimore County

Video on improving areas airs on county TV channel

TOWSON - Building Healthy Neighborhoods, a video highlighting Baltimore County's efforts to improve aging communities, is airing three times a week on Comcast cable's Baltimore County Television.

The 13-minute program, which will run for the next several months, explains the role of neighborhood revitalization in the county's land-use strategy. The video highlights plans for communities such as East Towson, Dundalk and Essex-Middle River.

The program airs at 8 p.m. Mondays and noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. BCTV is on Comcast Channel 25.

Arbutus Middle to show pupils' talents this evening

ARBUTUS - Arbutus Middle School will hold its annual pupil showcase from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The event will feature performances by musical groups, exhibits of artwork and science projects, presentations and classroom visits with teachers. The PTA will sponsor an ice cream social.

The public is welcome. The school is at 5525 Shelbourne Road.

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