City/County Digest


October 13, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Dundalk girl, 12, killed when truck strikes bicycle

DUNDALK - A 12-year-old Dundalk Middle School student was killed yesterday afternoon when she was struck by a delivery company van while riding a bicycle about two blocks from her home, county police said.

Corinne Ashley Roth of the 6700 block of Woodley Road was riding west across the 100 block of Dundalk Avenue, near Dundalk Veterans Park, about 3:30 p.m. when when she was struck by a southbound 2004 Ford DHL van, said Officer Richard Kesterson of the county's crash team. She sufffered head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, Kesterson said.

Police said the girl was in the pedestrian crosswalk when she was struck by the van driven by Gregory Eldridge, 50, of the 1600 block of N. Smallwood St. in Baltimore, but that it was not known if she was proceeding with the walk signal. The intersection also has a stop sign for Dundalk Avenue traffic, police said, adding that the accident remained under investigation.

Police seek man in 4 cases of harassment of children

LUTHERVILLE - Police said yesterday that they were searching for a man who has been harassing and exposing himself to children.

Four incidents - two in June and two on Sept. 30 - have occurred near Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville, said Officer Shawn Vinson, a county police spokesman. The man was driving a white pickup truck with a silver toolbox in the back, police said.

The principals of Ridgely Middle and Timonium Elementary schools have written letters to pupils' parents and guardians, asking them to call authorities if they have any information about the incidents.

Meeting set tomorrow for victims of Isabel

BOWLEYS QUARTERS - An informational meeting for victims of Tropical Storm Isabel will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association, 1124 Bowleys Quarters Road.

Residents encountering problems with county, state and federal agencies can discuss their concerns with Steve Kanstoroom, who suffered property loss in Calvert County during the storm last year and who has become an advocate for other victims.

Information: 301-503-6078.

Grasmick to give talk tomorrow at Villa Julie

STEVENSON - Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools, will visit Villa Julie College beginning at 4 p.m. tomorrow to speak with education majors about the need for qualified teachers in Maryland.

A short reception will be held before Grasmick's talk at St. Paul Companies Pavilion.

In Baltimore City

Man, 28, fatally shot in car; woman, 30, injured

A man was found fatally shot and a woman badly wounded early yesterday in a car in East Baltimore, city police reported.

About 2 a.m., officers responding to a reported shooting in the 500 block of N. Highland Ave. found the victims sitting in the front seats of a blue Chrysler, both with gunshot wounds, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

Reginald Leroy Harrison, 28, of the 500 block of N. Clinton St. was pronounced dead at the scene, Monroe said. Donna Joyce Berry, 30, who lived in the block where the shooting occurred, was reported in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

No arrest had been made in the shootings, and police urged anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100. Harrison was the 228th homicide victim this year in Baltimore, compared with 203 at the same time last year, police said.

Discussion today focuses on major city bond issues

Major city bond issues on the Nov. 2 election ballot will be discussed by Baltimore Planning Director Otis Rolley II in a free noontime Architecture Foundation Forum today at the Johns Hopkins Downtown Center at Charles and Fayette streets.

Voters are being asked to approve school and community development loans, support for cultural institutions, and measures for continuing west-side redevelopment. Brochures will be available detailing each bond provision.

The forum is a weekly presentation of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, sponsored by Century Engineering, and those attending are welcome to bring lunch.

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