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 victims 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 neighbors 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.

Ceremony to mark finish of biotech facility renovation

A ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. today to celebrate the completion of renovations for a community resource center for residents living in the East Baltimore redevelopment area around a biotechnology park.

The center, in a converted vacant school at 1731 E. Chase St., will house relocation and family counselors as well as the administrative offices of East Baltimore Development Inc., the nonprofit created to oversee creation of the biotech park and hundreds of units of new and renovated housing.

Renovations to the building, which is being leased from the city, cost $250,000 to date and are being funded by private foundations and the nonprofits operating funds.

DiPietro skating center in park to open Saturday

The Dominic Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center in Patterson Park will open Saturday.

The rink is open for public skating from noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 2 p.m. Thursday; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. No public skating is offered Monday and Wednesday.

Admission is $4 and skate rental is $2. Skating lessons are held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday. Information: 410-396- 9392.

In Baltimore County

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, county 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 states attorneys office, which will determine if charges will be filed. Police did not disclose the drivers name.

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.

Guests must show a photo identification to be admitted at the gate on Wilson Point Road. No children will be admitted without adult supervision.

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