City/County Digest


March 18, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man tied to gang pleads guilty to federal drug charge

A member of a violent East Baltimore drug ring that authorities blame for five city killings pleaded guilty yesterday to a single narcotics charge.

Anthony "Stink" Joyner, 23, spoke softly in U.S. District Court as he acknowledged distributing crack cocaine as a member of the "Hot Boys" gang. He was placed on home detention pending sentencing on May 15, when he could face 10 years without parole.

Related charges against another man, 22-year-old Gary Hall, were dropped. Federal prosecutors have charged a dozen 12 members of the Hot Boys gang, and won guilty pleas from half of them to date.

Police identify man found dead in alley near Bond St.

A man found fatally shot Sunday afternoon in an East Baltimore alley was identified yesterday by police as Dondrea Bogues, 24, of the 800 block of E. Chase St.

The body of Bogues -- one of three men shot Sunday in alleys across the city in apparently unrelated killings -- was found about 12:30 p.m. behind the 1000 block of N. Bond St. Police said two men were seen running from the area, but no suspect has been identified.

The other victims Sunday were Corey Dominic Richardson, 26, found in an alley behind the 2600 block of Aisquith St., and Rosean Dominique Fox, 20, found in an alley behind the 2600 block of Ulman Ave. Anyone with information about any of the homicides is urged to call homicide detectives at 410- 396-2100.

Parking to be restricted on part of E. Baltimore St.

Parking will be restricted along part of East Baltimore Street beginning as early as tomorrow to accommodate streetscape improvements: installation of decorative lighting, roadway resurfacing and sidewalk and curb repair.

Parking will be prohibited for about two weeks on both sides from Gay to South streets.

Yesterday, the Office of Transportation began another project, resurfacing Hillen Road from East 33rd Street to Argonne Drive. The project, which is expected to take six to seven months, includes replacement of curbs and sidewalks in selected areas.

B&O museum's director to discuss repairs to roof

Efforts to rebuild the B&O Railroad Museum after its roof partially collapsed Feb. 17 will be the subject of a free public forum at noon tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University's Downtown Center, Charles and Fayette streets.

The damage prompted the museum to close indefinitely and cancel an international rail exhibition set for this summer.

Courtney B. Wilson, the museum's executive director, will discuss the damage and how the museum is responding. The talk marks the beginning of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation's spring series of noon forums on urban design.

In Baltimore County

Police identify victim of Turners Station shooting

TURNERS STATION -- A man who died Sunday night after being shot in the back was identified by Baltimore County police yesterday as a 27-year-old Turners Station resident.

Officers investigating a 911 call found the body of Tyland Ivory Bailor of the 200 block of Avondale Road on the lawn of a home in the 500 block of Main St. about 5:30 p.m. He died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Police were looking yesterday for two men seen leaving the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Police foundation to honor officers for service, valor

HUNT VALLEY -- The Baltimore County Police Foundation is scheduled to honor several officers tonight for outstanding service. The honorees range from an officer who devotes off-duty time to Police Athletic Leagues to one who rescued a motorist from a burning car.

Officer Adam L. Rock of the Woodlawn Precinct will be honored for all-around exceptional police performance by the foundation. Officer Lee E. Kitchens will receive the valor award for the rescue. Officer Gary R. Inskeep will be recognized for distinguished contributions to the profession for his work with police dog training. Officer Robert G. Peck III will receive an award for community service for his work in county PAL centers. Detectives William P. Blake III, Jeffrey L. Kyger Sr. and Joseph B. Ripple will be recognized in the crime prevention category for their investigations into gangs in the county.

1,000 BGE customers lose power for two hours

CATONSVILLE -- About 1,000 Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers lost power for two hours yesterday afternoon, including the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, which canceled afternoon classes. The school reopened at 5 p.m.

Linda Foy, a utility spokeswoman, said the power outage hit the Catonsville area at 12:30 p.m. Power was restored by 2:30 p.m., she said.

Foy said workers are trying to determine why power was lost.

Town hall meeting set tonight with McIntire

TIMONIUM -- Baltimore County Councilman T. Bryan McIntire will hold a town hall-style meeting from 7 to 9 tonight with residents of Timonium, Sparks, Cockeysville and Hunt Valley.

The meeting will give residents a chance to discuss issues with the councilman, who represents the 3rd District. Representatives of county agencies will also be present to answer questions.

The meeting will be held in the Vista Room at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on York Road.

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