City/County Digest


October 06, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Mount Washington man, 60, fatally stabbed at house

City homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a Mount Washington man whose body was found yesterday afternoon in his home after an apparent burglary. The victim's name was not released.

About 2 p.m., a resident of the 5600 block of Greenspring Ave. called police to report a burglary at a neighbor's house and that a suspicious-looking man was walking from the residence, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Northern District police found the 60-year-old victim lying in a first-floor room, dead from multiple stab wounds. Moses said a female tenant was found unharmed in another room. It was not known if property was missing.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Robert Cherry at 410-396-2100.

Police search for woman, child missing since Thursday

City police are searching for a mentally disabled 22-year-old woman and her 13-month-old daughter, who have been missing from their North Baltimore home since Thursday and have been exposed to tuberculosis.

Litisha Moore, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, and her daughter, Isueria Artis, who has a nutritional disorder, both of the 5400 block of Northwood Drive in Cameron Village, left their home without medication or food, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Anyone with information on Moore and her daughter is urged to call 410-396-2455 or 410-396-2334.

In Baltimore County

Couple riding motorcycle die in collision with car

WHITE MARSH -- A Baltimore County man and his wife died early last night after their motorcycle collided with a car near White Marsh Mall, county police said. Their names and the name of the driver of the car were not available.

Shortly after 3 p.m., the man was driving a 2001 Yamaha Road Star west on Philadelphia Road near Campbell Boulevard when the motorcycle struck the passenger side of an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet Lumina turning left onto the boulevard, said Officer Quentin Chaney of the police accident reconstruction team.

Chaney said the man and woman, both of whom were wearing helmets, were thrown from the motorcycle. They were taken by ambulance to Franklin Square Hospital Center, where each died about an hour later of injuries to the upper body.

Essex girl, 15, killed by hit-and-run vehicle

ESSEX -- A 15-year-old Essex girl walking along Compass Road in eastern Baltimore County was killed Saturday night by a vehicle that left the scene, police said yesterday.

Christina Marie Stambaugh of the first block of Cedar Drive was walking south on Compass Road near Radial Court shortly before 10 p.m. when a southbound vehicle left the road and hit her, police said.

The vehicle and driver have been located, but no arrests have been made, police said. The case will be turned over to the Baltimore County state's attorney's office, which will determine if charges will be filed.

Man hit by 2 cars, killed while crossing Interstate 95

WHITE MARSH -- A Baltimore County man walking across the northbound travel lanes of Interstate 95 near White Marsh Boulevard was struck by two cars and killed late Saturday, state police at the John F. Kennedy Barracks said yesterday.

James E. Morris, 26, of the 4000 block of North Point Blvd. in Charlesmont was apparently intoxicated and crossing the middle lane about four miles north of White Marsh Boulevard near Mountain Road at 9 p.m. when he was hit by a Saturn and a Lexus. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the drivers of the two cars stopped and remained at the accident site.

State police said pedestrian error contributed to the accident, which is being investigated.

Gardina wants school built; community forums planned

TOWSON -- Councilman Vincent J. Gardina, a Democrat representing Perry Hall and Towson, has called for construction of a high school in the northeastern part of the county to alleviate crowding in area schools.

The request -- Perry Hall High parents, in particular, long have clamored for a new high school -- occurs as the school system prepares to hold three community forums to discuss high school crowding.

The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Holiday Inn Select Timonium, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium; 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn White Marsh, 5015 Campbell Blvd., White Marsh; and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Security, 1800 Belmont Ave., Woodlawn.

History department chief to speak at aviation museum

MIDDLE RIVER -- The chairman of the history department at Loyola College will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. today at a meeting of the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum.

"Glenn L. Martin: The Man" will be Jack Breihan's topic. The talk will feature slides from the 1940s and 1950s when Martin, an aviation pioneer, converted the farming village of Middle River into a booming defense town during World War II.

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