City/County Digest


August 02, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

2 children burned in boat explosion on North Point Creek

EDGEMERE - Two children were burned yesterday when a cabin cruiser exploded and caught fire in North Point Creek, moments after leaving a boat yard. The cause was under investigation.

The children - whose names and ages were not available - were treated for minor injuries at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center's burn unit, authorities said.

Louis Markle, longtime owner of Markle's Boat Yard in the 7700 block of North Point Creek Road, said the 28-foot Bayliner was about 100 feet from the docking area after taking on fuel when he heard the explosion.

Markle said he saw the two children, both wearing life vests, in the water. They - along with an unknown number of adults who escaped, apparently unhurt - were taken aboard other craft, and extinguishers were used to douse the fire, he said.

Hunt Valley light rail site to close Aug. 14 for exercise

HUNT VALLEY - The Hunt Valley light rail station will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 for emergency response exercises by local authorities.

The exercises will involve the Baltimore County fire and police departments, the Maryland Transit Administration and area hospitals.

Businesses in the nearby Hunt Valley Towne Centre will be open.

In Baltimore City@SUBHEDCar from fatal hit-and-run found 7 blocks from scene

A car involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a pedestrian Friday night was recovered Saturday evening about seven blocks from where the victim was run down, but no arrest had been made, city police reported.

The silver 1998 Mitsubishi Galant with Maryland tags MMS 456 was found about 6:30 p.m., parked in the 1900 block of N. Regester St. in East Baltimore - hood dented and windshield shattered. The car was kept under surveillance, but no one showed up to drive it away, police said.

Police declined to identify the person to whom the car is registered because of the continuing investigation. The victim, Doreen Winters, 49, was struck about 9:50 p.m. Friday while attempting to cross the 1000 block of E. North Ave.

Anyone with information about the person who was driving the car at the time is urged to call Officer Ray Howard of the Traffic Investigation Section at 410-396-2606.

Unidentified man fatally shot on west side

Police were attempting to identify a man who was fatally shot early yesterday on a street in West Baltimore.

About 4 a.m., Western District officers responding to a reported shooting in the 2100 block of Penrose St. found a male in his late teens or early 20s lying in the street and bleeding from gunshot wounds, police said. He died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said it appeared the victim was fleeing his assailant when he was shot and fell to the ground. Anyone with information was urged to call Detective Sean Jones at 410-396-2100.

Presentation scheduled for today on Sept. 11 report

The Baltimore Progressive Community will hold a presentation this afternoon on its response to the report issued last month by the national Sept. 11 commission.

After the presentation - which is coordinated by the Baltimore Coalition to End War & Terrorism - there will be an opportunity for the audience to discuss the report.

The event is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Waverly branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 E. 33rd St.

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