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August 13, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Body discovered in trunk of car parked on west side

A decomposed body was found by police last night in the trunk of a car parked illegally on a street in West Baltimore, city police reported.

Western District Officer Larry Armwood said he responded to a 911 call about 7 p.m. to investigate a foul odor coming from a Chevrolet Prism, which he found in a no-parking zone in the 1800 block of Winchester St., near First Calvary Baptist Church.

When the trunk was forced open, police found the body. Because of its condition, it was difficult at the scene to determine the gender, Armwood said. The car, with the body still inside, was hauled to police headquarters for processing by crime lab technicians.

Man is third indicted in fatal shooting of teen

A 23-year-old man was indicted yesterday in Baltimore on first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in January.

Jarrod Anderson of the 5200 block of Cromarty Road in Baltimore County was the third man indicted in the death of Nathaniel James Snuggs, who was found in the 1900 block of Harlem Ave. The other two, Wesley Harris, 18, and Reginald Dorsey, 21, were indicted last month.

Yesterday, the grand jury also indicted all three men on conspiracy charges. Anderson is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 26.

Death of woman found shot is ruled a suicide

The death of woman found shot in the chest Sunday night in her West Baltimore home was ruled a suicide after an autopsy yesterday by the state medical examiner's office, city police reported.

Officers responding to a 911 call of a shot fired in a rowhouse in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St. about 9 p.m. entered the dwelling and found the body in a bedroom.

Police said they found a handgun they believe the woman used and a suicide note.

Pratt library given $65,000 for kids' computer program

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has received $65,000 in grants and donations to help operate a children's computer program in the city. The largest grant, being presented Aug. 23 at the central library on Cathedral Street, is $25,000 from the Verizon Foundation.

The Kids' Corner provides computers for children ages 2 to 10 at library sites. The program gives children a chance to learn information technology and improve preschool, reading and math skills.

The grant money will upgrade 13 workstations.

In Baltimore County

Water service unaffected after break at fire hydrant

COCKEYSVILLE -- A vehicle struck a fire hydrant on Cockeysville Road near Beaver Dam Road early yesterday, causing a geyser of water to shoot into the air, according to Baltimore Department of Public Works officials.

The break did not affect the water service of any nearby homes or businesses, said Kurt Kocher, spokesman for the department.

County police said they were not aware of any traffic problems caused by the break, which was stopped during repairs that began midmorning.

Candidates reception to be held tomorrow

TOWSON -- The Loch Raven Community Council and Greater Towson Council of Community Associations will hold a candidates reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow in the Idlewylde Community Hall at 6301 Sherwood Ave.

Candidates for governor; the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates in Districts 8 and 42; Baltimore County executive; and the Baltimore County Council's 5th District have been invited.

India Day Festival set for Sunday in Towson

TOWSON -- India Day Festival, sponsored by the Baltimore County Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs and India Forum Inc., will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Towson's Courthouse Plaza Square.

The cultural celebration will showcase regional cuisine, group dances and handicrafts to mark the anniversary of India's independence. The fashion parade, music recitations and art exhibits are designed to promote mutual understanding, according to the event's planners.

Admission is free. Courthouse Plaza Square is in the 400 block of Washington Ave. Information: 410-529-7031.

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