City/County Digest


August 25, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

County man sought in shootings of woman, her children

A warrant has been issued charging a 20-year-old Baltimore County man with three counts of attempted murder in the shootings early Monday of a mother and her two daughters in their Northeast Baltimore home, police said.

Raymond Thomas Taylor of the 1300 block of Taylor Ave. in Hillendale, who also uses the alias Thomas Raymond Quarles, is being sought, a Warrant Apprehension Task Force detective said.

Taylor is charged with shooting girlfriend Tammy Johnson, 36, and Cierra Johnson, 14, and Shatera Brooks, 16, about 2 a.m. Monday in the bedroom of their home in the 2200 block of Pentland Drive, police said. All were shot in the head and chest, and remain hospitalized.

Anyone knowing Taylor's whereabouts was urged to call the task force at 410-637-8970.

Pratt library to honor summer readers tonight

Top participants in the Enoch Pratt Free Library's summer reading program will be honored tonight by Executive Director Carla D. Hayden at the Maryland Science Center.

More than 14,000 students signed up for the program in the city library system, reading more than 100,000 books between June 12 and Aug. 7, according to library officials.

The city's top reader this summer was Kelsey Broznowicz of Canton. Kelsey and the state's other top readers were recognized at an Orioles game last week.

Back-to-school festival scheduled for Saturday

Belair-Edison Neighborhoods Inc. and the Baltimore Medical System will hold a free back-to-school festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The "Health, Wellness and Beauty" festival will feature the giveaway of back-to-school items, free blood pressure screenings, food and music.

The festival will be in Baltimore Medical System's Belair-Edison Family Health Center parking lot, 3120 Erdman Ave.


In Baltimore County

County police seek man in pair of bank robberies

TOWSON -- Baltimore County police are seeking a man who robbed two banks in the past week. The robber is a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, 6 feet tall and weighing between 200 and 220 pounds. He has a light beard and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a gray "ENYCE" long-sleeved T-shirt, black shorts and a tan baseball cap.

The man robbed the 1st Mariner Bank in the 8800 block of Bel Air Road in Perry Hall on Friday and the 1st Mariner Bank in the 10100 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh on Saturday.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-756-2587.

Fire marshal to recognize Towson U. for fire safety

TOWSON -- State Fire Marshal William E. Barnard is expected to recognize Towson University next week as the second college in the state to install sprinkler systems in all of its residence halls.

A ceremony and a demonstration of the system will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Prettyman Hall on the university campus.

Towson began work on the system in 1992. It was completed this summer at a cost of more than $2 million. More than 3,400 students and staff members reside in Towson's residence halls. The University of Maryland, College Park was the first in the state to install such a system, the fire marshal's office said.

Retirement community to present brass concert

CATONSVILLE -- Charlestown Retirement Community will present "Let the Trumpets Swing" at 3 p.m. Sunday in the John Erickson Conference Center at 713 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville.

The one-hour concert will feature 14 area musicians playing brass ensemble arrangements, including "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Carnival of Venice," "Misty," "Amazing Grace" and "Mambo Caliente."

Admission is $2. Information: Jennifer E. Tillett, 410-737-8838, ext. 8577.

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