City/County Digest


August 06, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Boy who escaped center by scaling walls is arrested

A boy who escaped the juvenile justice center by scaling its walls this week was arrested yesterday morning.

Police went to the 1100 block of Riggs Ave. in West Baltimore, where the boy had been arrested this year. A witness told them he had spent the night in an apartment there, according to a city police spokesman.

Officers arrested the 17-year-old without incident, said police spokesman Agent Donny Moses. The boy was taken back to the juvenile justice center downtown on Gay Street.

He had escaped there Tuesday by scaling a two-story section of the building, state Juvenile Services officials said yesterday. They had previously said it was a three-story climb.

The boy was originally being detained because of a drug arrest. Authorities have not released his name because of juvenile confidentiality.

Argument in Little Italy ends in shooting death

An argument late last night between two men outside a seafood restaurant in the city's Little Italy community ended with one of them being shot to death, police said. The victim's name was withheld pending notification of family members. No arrest had been made.

Shortly before midnight, two men were seen arguing outside Mo's Fisherman's Wharf at the Inner Harbor in the 200 block of S. President St. when one of them drew a handgun and shot the other man in the head.

Police said the victim died at the scene and that his killer fled on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Irv Bradley at 410-396-2100.

Design panel OKs plan for $80 million development

The city's Design Advisory Panel approved yesterday the master plan for a proposed $80 million development on the site of a low-income apartment complex in East Baltimore.

The plan for the Chapel NDP Apartments just southeast of the Johns Hopkins medical complex calls for 72 four-story townhouses and 714 apartment units along with shops, offices and parking garages to be built in three stages.

Under the plan by Capital Development, which now goes to the city's Planning Commission, the townhouses would be concentrated at the southern end of the 6-acre parcel bounded by Orleans, Baltimore, Wolfe and Washington streets and the rest of the development would be clustered at the northern end.

In Baltimore County

Police close investigation in missing person case

TOWSON - Police have ended their investigation in the disappearance of a Catonsville woman, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

Patricia "Patsy" Kelly, 44, had been reported missing by her family July 11. Video surveillance Saturday at a convenience store in Boonsboro, Washington County, shows a woman who police believe to be Kelly using her bank card at an ATM, county police said.

It did not appear that she was under duress so police no longer consider Kelly to be a missing person, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a police spokesman.

Adopt-A-Student program seeks school supplies

TOWSON - The Fund for Social Welfare Inc. is seeking people to participate in its annual Adopt-A-Student Back-to-School program, which helps provide thousands of children with new school supplies for their first day of classes.

Participants can "adopt" a family with children referred by county social workers. The volunteer office provides the name, grade and school-supply list of each child so participants can contact the familydirectly, purchase the school supplies and deliver them to the family or volunteer office, which will act as a liaison.

School begins Aug. 30, and the deadline to deliver supplies to the volunteer office is Aug. 23. Last year, 156 people supplied 1,400 students with an estimated $44,940 worth of pencils, notebooks and other classroom necessities.

Information: 410-853-3024.

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