City/county Digest


September 17, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

BCCC board chairman hands in his resignation

The chairman of the beleaguered Baltimore City Community College board of trustees has resigned, school officials said yesterday.

James E. Harris sent his letter of resignation last week, and it was effective immediately. Harris and others on the nine-member board have been heavily criticized by educational experts and state legislators for not providing leadership at the school, which has the lowest graduation and transfer rate of any community college in the state.

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. recently named three new trustees to the board. Harris said yesterday that he resigned to pursue a teaching position at BCCC.

Man, 20, is fatally shot during attempted robbery

Two men jumped from the bushes, attacked and killed a 20-year-old man during an apparent attempted robbery early yesterday in West Baltimore, police said.

Marcus P. Brown, 20, of the 1100 block of Wicklow Road had just purchased a bottle of soda at the Mobil Mart at Baltimore and Hilton streets, police said. As he walked north in the 100 block of N. Hilton St. about 2:10 a.m., Brown was accosted by the two men, a witness told police. One of the men brandished a handgun and they told Brown not to run, according to a police account.

Brown was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police urged anyone with information about the killing to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

City man indicted in beating of infant

A 19-year-old O'Donnell Heights man was indicted yesterday in the beating last month of his 4-month-old son, who suffered a skull fracture, the Baltimore state's attorney's office announced.

Aaron Morehead of the 1100 block of Dundalk Ave. was being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center yesterday. He was charged with first- and second-degree child abuse and first- and second-degree assault, prosecutors said.

The baby, who was born April 4, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment and is alive, prosecutors said.

According to court documents, Morehead told detectives that on Aug. 22 he hit the infant three or four times in the back of the head with both an open hand and a closed fist. The documents state that Morehead told police he "unintentionally" took out his anger on the baby, who was screaming.

Morehead is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 18.

Police seek information on man wanted in killing

City police said yesterday that they are seeking help finding Ziman Campbell, who is charged in an arrest warrant with first-degree murder.

The 18-year-old is charged with killing DeAndre Moore on Aug. 22 as Moore walked with a woman he and Campbell know, said Detective Julie Pitocchelli. Moore and the unnamed witness were walking in the 2600 block of Oswego Ave., the same block where Campbell lived at the time.

Campbell frequents the Park Heights Avenue corridor, police said.

They urged anyone with information about Campbell's whereabouts to call Pitocchelli at 443-829-3317.

Golf range, sports complex to hold opening tomorrow

The first phase of a Northwest Baltimore golf range and family sports complex will have its opening tomorrow.

The Park Heights Golf Range and Family Sports Complex will include two basketball courts, two tennis courts and a tot lot, in addition to the golf range. The opening will be held at 9 a.m. on the tennis courts at the complex, 4700 Reisterstown Road. A golf clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The project has been a joint effort by the city Department of Recreation and Parks and a community group, the Park Heights Community Golf Range. The second phase of the complex, scheduled to be finished in 2006, will include the completion of the golf range.

In Baltimore County

African-American festival set tomorrow in Towson

TOWSON -- The African-American Cultural Festival will be presented from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Towson Courts Plaza.

The festival will feature entertainers Jeffrey Osborne and Vickie Winans, as well as dancers. Exhibits of Baltimore County's historic African-American communities will also be on display. The festival is free, and free parking will be available at parking garages at York Road and Washington Avenue and at Washington Avenue and Susquehanna Avenue, festival organizers said.

Information: Baltimore County Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs, 410-887-5557.

Volunteer fire company to hold pancake breakfast

KINGSVILLE -- The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire station on Bellvue Avenue.

A donation will be accepted to benefit the fire company.

Information: 410-887-5773.

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