Baltimore County Digest

BALTIMORE COUNTY DIGEST

April 12, 2007

Police seek woman in holdup of bank

County police are searching for the woman who robbed a Woodlawn-area bank, authorities said yesterday.

About 9:45 a.m. Saturday, a woman entered the 1st Mariner Bank in the 7000 block of Security Blvd., approached a teller and passed a note demanding money while she displayed a handgun, county police said.

The woman was handed an unknown sum of cash before she walked out and fled in a two-door silver Acura with a sunroof and spoiler, police said.

The woman is described as black, about 25 years old and 5 feet 2 inches tall, police said. She has a medium build, brown braided hair and was wearing blue jeans, dark sunglasses and a brown jacket at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP. Metro Crime Stoppers callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.

Nick Shields

Lutherville

D.C. representation discussed

The Baltimore County League of Women Voters will offer two free public programs about the lack of voting representatives for the nation's capital.

Washington, with more than half a million citizens, has one nonvoting representative in Congress.

The first program is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville.

The second will be held at 7 p.m. April 26, at Broadmead, 13801 York Road, Cockeysville.

Ilir Zherka, executive director of DC Vote, will speak at the second program. Zherka leads local and national efforts to raise public awareness about denial of voting representation for District of Columbia citizens.

Information, 410-377-8046.

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Cockeysville

Help in using census records

The library director of the Historical Society of Baltimore County will present a program on accessing census records at 10 a.m. today at 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville.

Kevin Clement will provide tips on how to access census records using Heritage Quest and how to use the database effectively for genealogy work.

The program is free for historical society members.

Information, 410-666-1878.

Catonsville

Republican club meets today

The Patapsco Valley Republican Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at 106 Bloomsbury Ave. (formerly Catonsville Junior High School) in Room 118.

Information, 410-747-7480 or www.patapscovalleygop.org.

Dundalk

Criminal justice careers

The School of Justice at the Community College of Baltimore County will host its annual professional panel on careers in criminal justice and legal studies from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in Room 100 of the G Building, on the Dundalk campus, 7200 Sollers Point Road.

The free event is designed for those who will be graduating from high school and their parents as well as for those considering a career change.

Panelists include: Baltimore County Circuit Judge Mickey J. Norman; Steve Trostle, senior assistant state prosecutor; Warren Brown, criminal defense attorney; Cheryl Shay, entertainment law attorney; James O'Neill, administrator of the Baltimore County Detention Center; Capt. Danielle Bradshaw-Lee of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Training Academy; Jim McClaffery, Baltimore director of Juvenile Services; and Leah Carter, crime scene technician with the county police.

Information, Donna Mandl at 410-285-9477 or dmandl@ccbcmd.edu.

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