October 25, 2007

Man sought in robbery of armored-car guard

County police are searching for Jerome Willis in the robbery of an armored-car guard who was making a delivery in front of Wachovia Bank in the 6800 block of Belair Road on Sept. 26.

A warrant has been issued for Willis, 23, whose last known address was in the 2800 block of Pelham Ave. He is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a medium build and black hair, police said.

Police said a man was waiting in a car for Joseph Dukes Jr., who is accused of assaulting the guard and taking the money. Detectives said the man drove off, leaving Dukes.

An off-duty county police officer who witnessed the crime detained Dukes at the scene, authorities said. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center awaiting trial on a robbery charge.

Anyone with information should call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP (866-756-2587). Those calling Metro Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and might be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Bowleys Quarters

Planning chief to speak to residents

Arnold F. "Pat" Keller III, the county's planning director, will speak to Bowleys Quarters residents about the zoning process tonight.

A Bowleys Quarters community group has billed the meeting as an informational session about a plan to build condominiums at Galloway Creek Marina. But Keller said he will talk more generally about the zoning process, the urban-rural demarcation line and the comprehensive zoning mapping process.

No other county officials are scheduled to attend, said Donald I. Mohler III, a county spokesman.

A proposal by Milton Rehbein, owner of Galloway Creek Marina, to build a four-story waterfront condominium complex has raised concerns by residents about the development process and the significance of the community's plans.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Seneca Elementary School, 545 Carrollwood Road.


Help sought on robbery suspect County police are asking for help in identifying a suspect in the robbery last week of a Chevy Chase Bank branch in the Giant Food store in the 8100 block of Loch Raven Blvd. in Towson.

Detectives said a man entered the store at 11:25 a.m. Oct. 17, approached the bank counter, pointed a gun at the teller and demanded money. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash before he ran out of the store, police said.

The suspect is described as 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build and a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a dark knit hat, a light green hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call county police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7-LOCKUP (866-756-2587).

White Marsh

Housing development meeting set

A community meeting on a proposed 201-unit housing development on Allender Road in White Marsh is scheduled for today.

The project, proposed by McLean, Va.-based Elm Street Development, would be built on 67.9 acres that have been used as an industrial training center between Pulaski Highway and Philadelphia Road, according to plans presented at a preliminary development conference.

The developers want to build 99 single-family houses and 102 semidetached houses - 36 units fewer than the zoning allows - with 402 parking spaces, the plans says.

The public hearing on the proposal will be held at 7 p.m. at the White Marsh Library, 8133 Sandpiper Circle.

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