City/county Digest


February 16, 2005|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore County

Rookie police officer hurt in crash during response to robbery

DUNDALK - A rookie police officer responding to a report of an armed robbery was seriously injured when his cruiser crashed into a tree yesterday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

The officer, who recently completed his field training, might have been trying to avoid a tractor-trailer that had entered the intersection of Wise Avenue and Kirkland Road in Dundalk when the accident occurred just after 2:15 p.m., police said.

The officer, who was not identified pending notification of his family, suffered a fractured hip and was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

Ellicott City man dies in pickup crash

CATONSVILLE - A 54-year-old Ellicott City man was killed yesterday when he lost control of his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck on a curve on Edmondson Avenue and struck a tree, Baltimore County police said.

The man, Steven Sylvester Joyce Jr. of the 3500 block of Fels Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police crash team member said the accident occurred as the man was approaching Laurel Hill Lane about 2 p.m.

Program on kids and drugs scheduled for tomorrow

TOWSON - Sheppard Pratt Health System will hold a program, "Raising Drug-Free Kids," at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center on the health system's Towson campus.

Michael Gimbel, director of substance abuse education, will be speaking on the illicit drug use among youth, prevention of drug addiction and ways parents can find help and support.

The event is free. Information: 410-938-3100.

`Police Report' profiling Essex Precinct this month

TOWSON - This month's edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, will run through March 4.

The show opens with a segment on recruiting efforts, featuring Sgt. Ron Brooks of the recruitment unit. The second segment is a profile of the Essex Precinct, with the precinct commander, Capt. Jeffrey Rosier, and the assistant commander, Lt. Kevin Novak. The final segment focuses on crime trends and asks viewers for help in identifying suspects.

The program is aired on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore County at 8:30 p.m. Mondays, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

In Baltimore City

School choir to perform today at city Metro station

The Frederick Douglass High School Choir is scheduled to perform this afternoon at the Mondawmin Metro station as part of the Maryland Transit Administration's observance of Black History Month.

The choir is set to sing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Musical performances are scheduled Wednesdays this month at Metro stations.

Next week's performance will be Doris Dow, winner of the 2003 Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Metro station from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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