City/County Digest


October 08, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Police seek identity of teen boy in rape of girl at carnival

ESSEX - Baltimore County police asked for the public's help yesterday to identify a boy who raped a 14-year-old girl during a community carnival.

Police said the boy lured the girl from the carnival in the 1700 block of Old Eastern Ave. by telling her they were going to look for her friend, and then attacked her Friday.

The boy, who police say uses the nickname "Jeesa," is described as African-American, 14 to 18 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slim build. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 410-276-8888.

Three pupils rewarded for their summer reading

TOWSON - Three avid young readers who participated in the Baltimore County library system's Summer Reading Club have been rewarded with bicycles of their choice donated by Princeton Sports.

Receiving the bicycles are Ryan Forbes, 10, a fourth-grader at Charlesmont Elementary School; Hannah Elliot, 10, a fifth-grader at Pot Spring Elementary School; and Ben Bealmear, 12, a seventh-grader at Ruxton Country School.

More than 26,000 elementary and middle school pupils took part in this year's Summer Reading Club.

Cockeysville Middle artists plan meal to aid food banks

COCKEYSVILLE - National Junior Art Honor Society members at Cockeysville Middle School are selling tickets this week to an $8 charity dinner benefiting America's Second Harvest, which runs a national network of food banks.

The "Plates of Plenty Spaghetti and Meatball Charity Dinner" will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the school, 10401 Greenside Drive.

In Baltimore City

Police release name of man fatally stabbed in burglary

The caretaker killed during a Mount Washington burglary was identified yesterday by city police as David S. Walz, 68. No arrest had been made.

Walz confronted a burglar breaking into a house in the 5600 block of Greenspring Ave. about 2 p.m. Sunday and was fatally stabbed, police said. His body was found in a first-floor room by police responding to a burglary. Walz had been living in the home for about 10 years and and was caring for an elderly woman who lived in a second-floor apartment, according to police. The woman was unhurt.

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

Police investigating apparent strangulation

City homicide detectives were investigating the apparent strangulation of a man whose body was found last night in a rowhouse two blocks north of the Western District police station.

Police responding to a 911 call found the man about 7:45 p.m. in a room at 1338 N. Mount St. with a telephone cord wrapped around his neck. The man's name was withheld until family members could be notified. It was not immediately known how long the man had been dead or if his home had been broken into.

Anyone with information is urged to call Sgt. Darryl Massey at 410-396-2100.

Event marks renovation of facility for at-risk boys

A ceremony marking the renovation of a building that will become a shelter for at-risk boys was held yesterday in East Baltimore.

The shelter, at 1031 E. Monument St., will use a building that was formerly a parsonage. The work is being funded with money from the Governor's Office of Children, Youth and Families; the Family League of Baltimore City; the North American Family Institute; and the Abell Foundation. Other nonprofit groups and law enforcement agencies back the effort.

Scheduled to open early next year, the shelter will house 15 boys, ages 11 to 17.

Circuit Court judge named to head city's family division

City Circuit Judge Audrey J.S. Carrion has been appointed to head the family division, the court announced yesterday.

Carrion will replace Judge Marcella A. Holland, who next month is replacing Administrative Judge Ellen M. Heller. Heller has decided not to seek re-election this year.

Carrion has been a Circuit Court judge since 1999, and was a District Court judge for four years. She has presided over delinquency cases in the juvenile docket and was in charge of the juvenile drug court. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

People who want to work in TV, film invited to event

A nonprofit group that promotes people in the film and television industries is holding an event tomorrow for people in the business or those who would like to be.

Women in Film and Video of Maryland is sponsoring a happy hour for people to mingle with producers, directors, actors, camera operators, casting directors and makeup artists. The event is open to men and women.

It begins at 6 p.m. at Mount Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St. The cost is $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

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