In Baltimore City Police investigating two unrelated...

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July 21, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police investigating two unrelated homicides

In one of two homicides on Friday night, a 49-year-old man was fatally stabbed just before midnight in the 1300 block of N. Milton Ave. in East Baltimore just before midnight by three teen-age boys, police said.

Police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said witnesses reported seeing a group of teen-age boys attack the victim, Louis Ward of the 900 block of Ashland Court, beating, kicking, and stabbing him. Ward died of a stab wound to his torso.

An hour earlier, Ray Dowdell, 26, of the 600 block of Linnard St., was fatally shot at the corner of Denison Street and Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore, police said.

In Carroll County

Former PTA treasurer released on $150,000 bail

WESTMINSTER - The former treasurer of the Hampstead Elementary School PTA who is charged with taking tens of thousands of dollars from the organization was released on $150,000 bail yesterday morning, said a deputy at the Carroll County Detention Center.

John N. Biggs Jr., 39, of Westminster was charged Friday with 39 counts of theft of more than $500 and three counts of theft of less than $500. Carroll school officials say as much as $60,000 may be missing from the PTA's account.

In Baltimore County

Three manage to escape 2-alarm fire in Dundalk

DUNDALK - Three residents of the 7800 block of Kentley Road, including a pregnant woman, escaped injury yesterday morning when a two-alarm fire damaged their house.

The fire, at about 3 a.m., likely began near the basement furnace, said Fire Department spokesman John Parham.

Two firefighters were briefly trapped on the second floor but managed to escape. One was treated for second-degree burns at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and released, Parham said.

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