Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

February 01, 2007

Sex assault suspects sought in Woodlawn

Baltimore County police are searching for two men wanted in the sexual assault of a woman Sunday in the Woodlawn area, authorities said.

An 18-year-old woman was walking in the 2400 block of N. Rolling Road about 10 p.m. when she was approached by two men, one armed with a handgun, county police said. The men forced the woman behind a nearby apartment building, where one of them sexually assaulted her, police said.

After the assault, the men fled. The woman walked to her nearby home and called police. She was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center where she was treated and later released, police said.

The attacker was described as 17 to 20 years old, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a medium build. He wore a dark-gray hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and a dark hat, police said. The second man wore a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.

Anyone with information about this crime or who may have been driving in the area during that time is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.

Nick Shields

White Marsh

Two sought in restaurant robbery

County police are searching for two men who robbed a restaurant in the White Marsh area a week ago.

About 9:30 p.m. Jan. 24, two men entered the Five Guys Burgers and Fries restaurant in the 5200 block of Campbell Blvd., and one suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk, police said.

The clerk opened the registers, and the two suspects removed an unknown amount of cash before fleeing, police said.

One suspect was described as about 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans, black hat, and what the clerk described as a black rag over his face.

The second suspect was described as about 20 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes. He wore a blue bomber jacket, blue jeans and a blue knit hat.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP (1-866-756-2587). Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Nick Shields

Fire museum

1904 fire is focus of tour

The Fire Museum of Maryland will offer a bus and walking tour of the area destroyed by the Great Baltimore Fire in 1904 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The fire, on Feb. 7 and 8, 1904, destroyed a square mile of the financial district. The destruction forced the city to rebuild for the first time since 1846, upgrading its previously overextended infrastructure, said museum director Stephen Heaver.

The tour will begin with a slide show at the museum in Lutherville and will stop at the Baltimore City Fire Museum on Gay Street, then head to the Fire Museum of Maryland for a question-and-answer period.

Cost is $38 for nonmembers or $33 for members. Reservations are required. Visit www.firemuseummd.org or call 410-321-7500 for more information.

Schools

Black Saga event is Saturday

Baltimore County public school students making up three-member teams from 40 elementary schools and 14 middle schools are scheduled to compete Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the systemwide 2007 Black Saga Competition at Randallstown High School, 4000 Offutt Road, Randallstown.

During the competition, the teams will be challenged to answer more than 800 questions about African-American history and current events. The top two elementary and middle school teams from the countywide competition advance to the Maryland State Black Saga Competition, to be held March 17 at Towson University.

Events or news items for the Baltimore County Digest may be submitted to baltco.news@baltsun.com. Information should be sent at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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