City/County Digest


November 24, 2003|By From staff reports

In Baltimore County

Police identify two people killed in separate crashes

TOWSON - The victims of two fatal accidents over the weekend were identified yesterday by county police as a 17-year-old Catonsville girl and a 44-year-old White Marsh man.

The teen-ager, Julia Elisabeth Milesky of the 1100 block of Elm Road, was fatally injured when she attempted to turn left onto Butler Road from Belmont Avenue near Glyndon, and her 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass was struck by a Gray and Sons Construction Co. truck about 2 p.m. Saturday, police said. The other driver, whose name was not available, was taken to Sinai Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

In the other accident, James William Brooks of the 11000 block of Pulaski Highway was walking across Pulaski Highway near Reames Road in the White Marsh area about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when he stepped into the path of an eastbound 1999 Toyota Camry, police said.

Both accidents remained under investigation, police said.

Boat parade of lights Saturday on Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER - Middle River's first parade of lighted boats will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday along a section of the eastern Baltimore County waterway.

Chesapeake Bay Memories Charities will hold the event, which will be visible from nine marinas and restaurants. The parade begins at the Baltimore Yacht Club and ends at the Middle River Yacht Club.

Among the prizes for the approximately 25 vessels expected to participate include Best in Parade, Best Christmas Theme and Best Illumination. Information: 410-918-2225.

Fire officials to dedicate Nicodemus Road station

REISTERSTOWN - Baltimore County fire officials will dedicate a new fire station at 10 a.m. today.

Station 56, at 600 Nicodemus Road, will house a new fire engine and a medic unit. It replaces a station on the Hannah More property that provided only medic services.

The new station is designed to meet the needs of the county's fast-growing northwest area.

In Baltimore City

Teen-age male fatally shot on street in west side

A teen-ager died yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot Saturday night on a street in West Baltimore, city police said.

The victim - a 17-year-old male whose name was not divulged - was found wounded on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of Braddish Ave. about 10 p.m. by officers investigating the report of a shooting. He died about 8 a.m. Anyone with information about the slaying was urged to call Detective Joseph Jefferson at 410-396-2100.

In an unrelated slaying, police yesterday identified a man found fatally stabbed Thursday afternoon in a vacant two-story rowhouse in the 1800 block of N. Durham St. as Warren Willis, 49, who was believed to be homeless. No arrest had been made.

Police name Parkville man killed in hit-and-run

A man who was fatally injured Saturday morning in a hit-and-run incident while standing near his car in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood was identified yesterday as a Baltimore County resident, and the driver who struck him was being sought.

Michael Edwards, 42, of the 4000 block of Marjeff Place in Parkville was standing behind his parked car in the 2200 block of Eutaw Place about 11:40 a.m. when he was struck by a northbound 1993 Honda Accord.

After striking Edwards, the male driver struck three parked vehicles before abandoning the Honda and limping off, leaving a trail of blood, police said. The car was registered to a Harford County woman and had not been reported stolen, police said.

Anyone with information about the driver's identity was urged to call the traffic investigation unit at 410-396-2609.

Portion of Gay Street opens to two-way traffic

A portion of Gay Street will reopen today as a two-way road to improve traffic flow during construction in the downtown area, the Baltimore Department of Transportation said.

Officials plan to open a section of Gay Street to northbound and southbound traffic from North Avenue to Preston Street.

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