City/County Digest


April 19, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Three teen-agers shot after arguing with group in car

MIDDLE RIVER -- Three teen-age boys walking along a road in Middle River were shot early yesterday, apparently after arguing with the occupants of a vehicle, Baltimore County police said.

Police did not release the names of the victims, who were between the ages of 15 and 16, but said none of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. One was shot in the arm, one in the leg and buttocks, and the third multiple times in the torso and legs, police said. The first two were treated at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and the other was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

The teens were walking on Compass Road when a vehicle with two or three males inside pulled up and the two groups argued, said police Sgt. Edward Forbes. The teens kept walking and one or more of the car's occupants opened fire near the Middle River fire station in the 600 block of Compass Road about 12:45 a.m., police said.

The victims could not describe the vehicle or its occupants, police said.

County Council to discuss youth drug court today

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Council is scheduled to meet today at 7 p.m.

The council is expected to introduce bills regarding the juvenile drug court and bus shelters. Other items on the agenda include final votes on funding for reconstruction of Grays Road in Sparrows Point, the Vulnerable Elderly program and the Commission on Disabilities Ridesharing program.

The council will meet at the county courthouse, Room 205, 400 Washington Ave. in Towson.

Section of Honeygo Blvd. to be closed for repairs

PERRY HALL -- Honeygo Boulevard, between Joppa Road and Amberleigh Lane, is scheduled to close for repairs starting Wednesday.

While the road is closed, traffic will be detoured from Joppa Road to Chapel and Cross roads.

This portion of Honeygo is expected to be closed for more than a month, according to the county Public Works Department.

Free seminar on credit scheduled in Randallstown

RANDALLSTOWN -- A free seminar on understanding credit and developing good credit habits will be held Wednesday at the Randallstown library branch.

The seminar will provide tips on maintaining good credit habits and information on how credit reports affect lending decisions such as home purchases.

The program, sponsored by K Bank, is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library, 8604 Liberty Road, Randallstown. Information: 410-922-3333.

In Baltimore City

Motorcyclist severely hurt after falling below JFX

A motorcyclist from Brooklyn Park was severely injured early yesterday after falling about 50 feet to a ramp below the Jones Falls Expressway, city police said.

David H. Tabler, 26, of the 200 block of Orchard Ave. was driving a 2004 Kawasaki sport cycle north on the JFX about 12:30 a.m. when he lost control, struck the barrier next to the fast lane, and was thrown from the bike -- falling through a gap between the northbound and southbound lanes to the Pleasant Street ramp below, said Sgt. James Magness of the Traffic Investigation Unit.

The motorcycle came to rest several yards from the point of impact with the wall. Tabler was in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Magness said.

Workshop is scheduled for city victims of Isabel

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has scheduled an assistance workshop this evening for victims of Tropical Storm Isabel who reside in the city.

The workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Polish Home Club, 512 S. Broadway. Participants will learn about a state rehabilitation, renovation and replacement housing program, which provides loans to homeowners. The program is part of the Hurricane Isabel Disaster Relief Act.

Nine workshops will be held over nine weeks to help victims in the city as well as Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's and Talbot counties. Information: 866-227-2497.

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