City/County Digest


October 31, 2003|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Man in police custody dies of apparent drug overdose

A 29-year-old Northwest Baltimore man died in city police custody of a suspected drug overdose early yesterday after being arrested on drug possession charges, authorities said.

Daric Bishop of the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave. died at Sinai Hospital about 12:40 a.m. Police said they believe Bishop swallowed drugs during or before his arrest.

Bishop was arrested after he swerved a BMW in front of officers trying to pull over a Nissan Pathfinder about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 4800 block of Beaufort Ave., police said. After chasing and stopping both cars, police arrested Bishop and the driver of the Pathfinder, Nathan Brunson, 35, of Washington, on drug possession charges, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

At the Northwestern District stationhouse, Bishop said he felt sick. Although Bishop refused medical treatment, police drove him to Sinai Hospital in the back of a police van, Harris said. When they arrived at the hospital, officers found Bishop unconscious and rushed him into the emergency room, where he died, Harris said.

Police seek information in city shooting death

City police are seeking help from the public in finding out who fatally shot a Randallstown man this month on a street in Southwest Baltimore.

Thomas Bernard Settle III of the first block of Willowbrook Court was found lying outside his car about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 13, his 21st birthday, in the 400 block of Colleen Road and died hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Detective Chris Beiling said.

Tuesday night, a candlelight vigil at the crime scene was attended by nearly 200 friends and relatives of the slain man, who worked at his mother's Greenmount Avenue restaurant while attending a technical institute.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call Beiling at 410-396-2100.

In Baltimore County

Church to hold event today with games, candy

OWINGS MILLS -- Faith Christian Fellowship World Outreach will offer an alternative to Halloween trick or treating from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at its church, 9306 Winands Road.

The event, which is open to the community, will include games, clowns, hayrides and candy. Last year, 1,000 people attended.

Information: 410-521-2060.

Holocaust survivor, author will discuss his experiences

CATONSVILLE -- "Kristallnacht -- 65th Anniversary" will be the subject of a talk by Holocaust survivor and author Leo Bretholz at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Catonsville library, 1100 Frederick Road.

His book, Leap into Darkness, which was written with Sun columnist Michael Olesker, describes his life after his nighttime leap from a German death train. He will talk about his experiences in the Holocaust, his life on the run and the background of Kristallnacht, which occurred in 1938.

Information: 410-887-0951.

Basketball clinic planned tomorrow for kids, coaches

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a basketball clinic for youngsters and coaches tomorrow at Towson University.

The clinics, to be held in the Towson Center, will feature coaches and players from the university men's and women's teams. The youth program is for ages 7 to 14 and will run from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. The coach's clinic is from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Cost is $5 a person.

The clinics will provide instruction in ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, rebounding and rules.

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