News from around the Baltimore region

July 05, 2005


SUV hits police car; officer, woman injured

A Baltimore police officer and the driver of a sport utility vehicle were injured yesterday when the SUV and a police car collided at Lovegrove and 27th streets, police said.

Officer Dante Alexander Boone of the Northern District was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for injuries to his knee, hip and neck. He was in good condition yesterday, police said.

The SUV driver, who was not named by police, was taken to Union Memorial Hospital and treated for injuries to her back, leg and shoulder.

According to police, the collision occurred about 6:45 a.m. as Boone turned west on 27th Street. A woman driving a Ford Explorer struck the right side of Boone's patrol car at the intersection, police said.

No charges had been filed yesterday, and police were investigating the collision.


Two to go on trial today in killing of 15-year-old boy

Trial is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. today for two Baltimore men accused of killing a 15-year-old boy while they were supposed to have been on home detention.

Kevin Dorsey, 18, of the 5000 block of N. Ellwood Ave. and Dennis Bowers, 20, of the 2500 block of Lauretta Ave. are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, armed carjacking and conspiracy to carjack, according to the Baltimore state's attorney's office. They are being held without bail in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting death of Kareem Hanks in the 700 block of N. Monroe St.

At the time of Hanks' killing, Dorsey and Bowers were out on bail. A judge had ordered them to be monitored by a private company, but neither of them reported for monitoring -- and no one in the justice system was aware of it. Circuit Judge Allen L. Schwait is to preside.


Russell Street lane closures set to begin today, end Friday

Lane closures are planned to begin today for the rest of this week along Russell Street for construction, according to city transportation officials.

The daily lane closures along northbound Russell -- from Patapsco Avenue to Hamburg Street -- are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday, weather permitting. There will be closures along the same stretch of southbound Russell from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

At least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction throughout the construction work, but transportation officials encourage motorists to use other routes.


Railroad repairs to close Morgan Road until Friday

The CSX Railroad is planning to close Morgan Road at the railroad crossing in Woodbine at the Carroll/Howard county line on or about today for repairs.

Repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of the day Friday.

Detour routes will be posted throughout the area. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

Information: 410-386-2157.


Farmers' market opens today at public library parking lot

The Pikesville Farmers' Market will open for the season at 10 a.m. today on the Walker Avenue side of the Pikesville library parking lot.

Featuring local produce, flowers and specialty items such as handmade soap, the market will be open 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through September. Local chefs are planning to offer cooking demonstrations throughout the summer, with Tony and Sharon Thomas of the Backfin restaurant offering the first demonstration July 26.

This will be the second year for the farmers' market at its current location. It is sponsored by the Pikesville Chamber of Commerce, the Baltimore County Department of Aging and the county public library system.


Zoning official hears views on proposal for town center

Baltimore County's zoning commissioner is to decide whether the proposed town center near the Owings Mills Metro station meets the county's development requirements.

At a hearing last week, Zoning Commissioner William J. Wiseman III heard comments from county officials about aspects of the proposed $220 million project that would give Owings Mills a community college branch, library and public meeting space.

Two residents spoke about concerns they continue to have about the increased traffic the development likely would bring to the area and its impact on the size of classes in New Town Elementary School.

David S. Brown Enterprises Inc., the lead developer, has submitted plans to the county to build a main street area surrounded by office buildings, stores, apartments or condos and five parking garages on the Metro station's parking lots.

-- Laura Barnhardt


Police investigate shooting that left two dead, one hurt

Three men were shot, two fatally, at Rutland Avenue and East Eager Street late Sunday night, police said yesterday.

Police responded to a report of a shooting about 11:50 p.m. All three victims were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Lamar Robinson, 26, of the 800 block of Glade Court and Donyae Bogues, 30, of the 1100 block of Summerset Court were pronounced dead at the hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

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