City/County Digest


September 01, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Body of boy, 16, reported missing is found near home

The body of a 16-year-old boy reported missing Sunday by his parents was found yesterday near the family's Northeast Baltimore home -- a death that was being investigated as a homicide pending the results of an autopsy, city police said.

The day after the missing-person report was filed on Marshall Giles Jr. of the 3100 block of Elmora Ave., word in the neighborhood was that something had happened to him, said Detective Donny Moses, a city police spokesman.

About 1:30 p.m. yesterday, a Division of Correction crew working in an alley in the 3200 block of Elmora Ave. found his decomposing body in high grass. Moses said. Anyone with information about the death was urged to call Detective Richard Purtell at 410-396-2100.

Man accused of threatening police with knife is charged

A man who was shot when he allegedly lunged at several police officers with a knife during a standoff in the bedroom of a Southeast Baltimore home has been charged with multiple counts of assaulting police officers and possession of a deadly weapon.

Dennis Klostermann, 37, formerly of Ellicott City, refused to leave the house he had been sharing with his girlfriend in the 3300 block of Foster Ave. early Sunday, police said. His girlfriend had been granted an ex-parte protective order against him, police said.

Klostermann, shot in the left arm and left leg, was charged and held at Central Booking and Intake Center after hospital treatment, police said.

City man, 20, charged in brother's fatal shooting

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting his older brother Monday night in their home in Southwest Baltimore's Upland neighborhood, city police reported yesterday.

Darryl M. Hill, 25, of the 4400 block of Manorview Road was playing video games with his two brothers in the basement of their home about 9:30 p.m. when a handgun held by one of the men discharged, wounding Hill in the lower back, police said.

Hill died about an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His brother, Eric A. Oliver, who called 911 to get help, was charged with second-degree murder and a handgun violation, said Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Rally today to protest juvenile center conditions

The Maryland Juvenile Justice Coalition is planning a rally today to protest conditions of the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center.

The rally will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the facility at 300 N. Gay St. Speakers will include public officials, religious leaders, juvenile justice advocates, parents and youths who have been involved in Maryland's juvenile justice system.

The coalition is an advocacy group seeking juvenile justice reform and emphasizes community-based treatment.

Baltimore man, 21, dies in hospital after shooting

A 21-year-old Southeast Baltimore man died at a city hospital early yesterday, about two hours after police found him suffering from gunshot wounds in a car.

Police called to the scene of a shooting about midnight found Justin Winder of the 1100 block of Dundalk Ave. in a car in the 6100 block of Cardiff Ave., said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

Winder was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he died about 2 a.m., she said. Police had no suspects, Monroe said.

Home-buying promotions to offer vouchers, grants

People interested in receiving a $250 voucher toward buying a home in Baltimore are invited to a seminar at 6 p.m. today at Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Ave.

Everyone who attends Live Baltimore's Buying into Baltimore Fair will receive a $250 home-inspection voucher from the city's housing department.

At another home-buying promotion, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at City College, officials will offer $3,000 grants to the first 50 people who close on houses in the city within 90 days. Information: www.livebal

In Baltimore County

Ceremony will mark start of work on middle school

RANDALLSTOWN -- Educators, parents, community leaders and officials will join together to break ground for the 720-pupil Windsor Mill Middle School at 10 a.m. tomorrow at 8200 Windsor Mill Road, Randallstown.

The school is to be completed in 2006 at a cost of $27.5 million, school officials said. The school will include 30 classrooms, a fine-arts wing, media center, gymnasium and cafeteria-auditorium, they said.

Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. and schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.

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