City/county Digest


October 29, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Three teens plead guilty in assault at detention center

Three 15-year-old youths pleaded guilty yesterday to second-degree assault in relation to an attack at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, according to the city state's attorney's office.

Circuit Judge Allen L. Schwait sentenced Mansor Aleem, Antonio Watson and Tavon Washington to five years in prison, suspending all but time served. The three juveniles were also given three years of probation.

Prosecutors say the three teens participated in an attack on another juvenile at the center Jan. 29.

Hazardous materials collected at Polytechnic

Baltimore residents can drop off hazardous household materials from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the parking lot of Polytechnic Institute at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane.

The city schedules centralized collection of unwanted toxic substances twice a year, in the fall and spring. Eligible items - which are not collected from homes - include pesticides, batteries, gasoline, pool chemicals, bleach, herbicides and drain cleaners.

This year, the city will accept propane tanks, full or empty, and acids. Proof of city residency is required to drop off material. For information, call 311.

Hispanic health fair set tomorrow at church

The mayor's Hispanic Liaison Office and Assisi House will offer a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's Church, 1728 Bank St.

The fair will offer health screenings and education on health problems that disproportionately affect Latinos. All information will be available in English and Spanish.

Information: 410-545-6532.

In Baltimore County

Police investigate death as apparent suicide

DUNDALK - Baltimore County police said yesterday that they are investigating as an apparent suicide an incident in which a man's body was found Wednesday in Bear Creek in Dundalk.

Police said a note referring to death and depression was found in the man's house in the 300 block of Pinewood Road in Dundalk.

The man was identified by police as Dennis Charles Jazwinski, 32. A state medical examiner was to determine the cause of death, police said.

Driver hurt as car crashes into steps outside home

WOODLAWN - A vehicle crashed into the steps of a home at Ingleside and Harford avenues yesterday in Woodlawn, Baltimore County police reported.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital after the 4:40 p.m. accident, police said. No one inside the house was injured, police said.

Fire department receives $746,550 federal grant

TOWSON - Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland's 3rd Congressional District, announced yesterday that the Baltimore County Fire Department has been awarded $746,550 from the Department of Homeland Security as part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The department will use the grant to buy 270 portable radios to improve emergency communications.

According to Mark Hubbard, a Fire Department division chief, "The 270 portable radios will allow the Baltimore County Fire Department to improve safety and inter-operability between our Fire Department and surrounding jurisdictions as we respond to local or regional emergencies."

Program to focus on healthy marriage

OWINGS MILLS - Mort Fertel, author of Marriage Fitness, will speak about healthy marriages at 2 p.m. Sunday at Har Sinai Temple, 2905 Walnut Ave., Owings Mills.

The free 2 1/2 -hour program will feature interactive exercises and surveys, a keynote address and small-group discussions led by relationship professionals.

Information: 410-654-9393.

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