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August 14, 2005

BALTIMORE

2 officers suffer minor injuries trying to break up crowd

Two police officers suffered minor injuries last night after some in a crowd at a block party began throwing bottles, police officials said.

Police responded about 10 p.m. to the 2400 block of Etting St. in the Penn North neighborhood, near North Avenue, after several calls to 911 reported a disturbance, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

"They were met with an intoxicated crowd, an angry crowd, a fighting crowd," she said.

The community had a permit for a block party, but it expired at 10 p.m., Monroe said.

Officers said 300 to 400 people were acting in a disorderly fashion, and attempted to disperse them with verbal commands, she said. Some then began throwing objects such as bottles.

Mace was used to control the crowd, Monroe said.

One person was charged with disorderly conduct, she said. Medics examined the officers at the scene.

- Liz F. Kay

LOCUST POINT

170 homes, businesses to lose water service during repairs

More than 170 Locust Point homes and businesses will be without water for nine hours Tuesday so that city work crews can work on pipes in South Baltimore.

The Department of Public Works said in a statement that water would be shut off from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to replace 6-inch and 10-inch valves. The area affected will be the 1600 block of E. Fort Ave. and nearby streets.

Residents are advised to fill containers with water for use through the day.

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