In Baltimore City Man found on street becomes 150th...

City/County Digest

July 23, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Man found on street becomes 150th victim of homicide in 2002

Baltimore recorded its 150th homicide of the year early yesterday with the shooting of a man on the east side, police reported.

Officers responding to shots in the 1200 block of N. Luzerne St. shortly before 2:20 a.m. found the man lying on the sidewalk bleeding from a gunshot wound to the upper body, said Officer Sheri Albrecht, a police spokeswoman. The name of the victim - who was declared dead at the scene - was withheld pending notification of family members, she said.

Anyone with information about the killing or the identity of the assailant is urged to call Detective Napolean McLain at 410-396-2100. The homicide toll at this time last year was 143, police said.

New Market man receives extra 3 years in fraud case

A Frederick County man who claimed to be a well-connected concert promoter as he bilked investors of nearly $2 million was given a second three-year federal prison sentence yesterday and ordered to pay $678,550 in restitution.

The sentence will run concurrent to a 37-month term imposed in May for Carl A. Glorioso, 31, of New Market. U.S. District Judge Frederic N. Smalkin in Baltimore had earlier ordered Glorioso to pay more than $1.3 million in restitution.

Federal authorities say Glorioso's fraud scheme began in 1999, when he persuaded a family friend to invest $590,000 to underwrite a Backstreet Boys concert in Washington. Glorioso admitted that he continued to dupe investors after pleading guilty to the original scheme.

Fire results in little loss to University of Baltimore

The four-alarm fire that destroyed the interior of a four-story building used for storage by the University of Baltimore resulted in a relatively small property loss for the school, officials said yesterday.

The university had recently moved a book collection and other valuables it was storing in the building in the first block of W. Biddle St., which once housed the Albert Gunther hardware store, into another storage area. It had been planning to raze the building to start construction on an apartment complex at the site this fall, said Donald Paddy, vice president for administration and finance.

The Fire Department has told the university that the fire probably started in the building's old wiring, Paddy said.

Free concert set for tonight at the streetcar museum

A free big-band concert will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1901 Falls Road.

The museum will open at 7 p.m. for concert-goers, who may walk or ride a trolley to the nearby performance site. Reduced fares will be in effect for rides on the fleet of vintage streetcars in the museum's collection.

The concert, featuring Gene Walker, is sponsored by the city Department of Recreation and Parks.

In Baltimore County

Halethorpe woman missing since shopping trip Saturday

TOWSON - Baltimore County police are seeking a Halethorpe woman who disappeared Saturday on a shopping trip to prepare for her son's birthday party.

Michelle Lee Rust, 25, was last seen at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. She is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 140 pounds with red hair and blue eyes, police said. Rust is diabetic and must take insulin.

Police said they found Rust's van in the Lansdowne area Saturday night and consider her disappearance suspicious. Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307- 2020.

Volunteers needed to help with MS bowling program

PERRY HALL - The American Red Cross and the Multiple Sclerosis Association are seeking volunteers to help support their bowling program.

The therapeutic program, which helps those with multiple sclerosis through physical and social activities, meets at Perry Hall Bowling Lanes, 4359 Ebenezer Road. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to noon Mondays in the fall and spring. They must be able to lift a bowling ball weighing 6 to 14 pounds.

The program starts Sept. 20. Information: Terry Karloff, 410-764-4602.

Vendor applications taken for Sept. fair in Parkville

PARKVILLE - The 19th annual Parkville Town Center Fair is accepting applications for vendor spaces.

The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 on Harford Road, between Taylor and Dubois avenues. Proceeds will benefit Maryland School for the Blind, the Little People's Research Fund and Parkville High School Music Department.

Vendor application or information: 410-665-0100.

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