City/County Digest


March 22, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Shooting victim found dead in car on Brooklyn street

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot early yesterday near a park in the Brooklyn section of the city, police said.

The victim, identified as Robert Sanders of the 500 block of Doris Ave., was found with multiple wounds in his car in the 4100 block of Hyden Court, near Bay Brook Park and the Brooklyn Homes public housing complex, by officers investigating reported gunfire about 7:30 a.m., police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Detectives Jason Callahan or Ed Wilson at 410-396-2100.

Program seeks artists to paint murals for city

The Baltimore Mural Arts Program is seeking artists to design and paint city-commissioned murals in Baltimore neighborhoods.

Applicants must submit six electronic images of existing works or proposed designs, a resume and a completed Baltimore Mural Arts Program Call for Artists application form.

Selected artists are paid a fee, depending in part on wall size. The program provides scaffolding and paint and accepts applications at any time.

For information or an application: 410-752-8632.

Scrabble tourney Friday to benefit literacy programs

The Greater Homewood Adult Literacy & ESOL Program is holding a Scrabble tournament Friday to raise money to support adult literacy efforts.

The Scrabble Fundraiser for Literacy will be held at 6 p.m. at University Baptist Church, 3501 N. Charles St. Entry costs $20, or $10 for students and seniors. Light refreshments will be available; prizes will be awarded.

Information: 410-261-3520.

In Baltimore County

Police statistics show decrease in crime last year

TOWSON -- Baltimore County has released statistics that suggest its crime rate fell last year to the lowest since the 1970s.

Even though 31 homicides were recorded last year -- two more than in 2002 -- overall violent crimes, which also include rapes, robberies and assaults, dropped 5.5 percent. Burglaries, thefts, motor vehicle thefts and arson were down 7.5 percent, police said.

Arrests went up 7.5 percent. Police said there were 9,925 arrests for violent and property crimes, compared with 9,230 in 2002.

Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan attributed the low crime rate to the commitment of the police force. But he also praised the community's commitment to crime prevention. "The citizens of the county have worked steadily with the Police Department to make Baltimore County a safe place," Sheridan said.

Job fair to be held Friday at CCBC Essex

GOLDEN RING -- Representatives of 80 Baltimore-area businesses will met job-seekers of all backgrounds at a spring job fair on Friday.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Physical Education Building on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd. The event is free.

Job fair attendees should bring copies of their resumes. Information: 410-288-9050, Ext. 424.

Dundalk High class seeks vendors for craft show

DUNDALK -- The Dundalk High School Class of 1985 is seeking vendors for its spring open house and craft show.

The show will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3 at the Patapsco Masonic Center, 2 Trading Place, Dundalk.

Information: 410-285-7899.

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