Baltimore County Digest

April 17, 2008

Police seek identity of homicide victim

An autopsy has determined that an unidentified man whose badly burned body was found Sunday morning in a new townhouse community near Middlesex Elementary School was a homicide victim, county police said yesterday.

They declined to release the cause of death or discuss other details of the investigation.

Police released a sketch of the victim and were asking yesterday for the public's help in identifying the man. They described the victim as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds and missing some teeth.

FOR THE RECORD - Articles in Monday's and Thursday's editions incorrectly described where the burned body of a man was found Sunday in Baltimore County. The body was found near Langley and Davison roads off Middle River Road in Middle River.
The Sun regrets the errors.

The body was not on fire when found by a man walking his dog in the area of Davison and Langley roads in the Miramar Landing townhouse community, police said. There was no identifying information on or near the body, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 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.

Dundalk

Man pleads guilty to child porn

A 44-year-old Dundalk man pleaded guilty Tuesday to receiving images of child pornography over the Internet, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.

Scott Carpenter of the 4000 block of St. Monica Drive could receive a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced June 27.

Prosecutors said an FBI agent searching the Internet for suspected child sex abusers got a response from a user later identified as Carpenter, who provided the agent with 17 images of children engaged in sex acts. Authorities said two of the images were of children previously identified as victims by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Prosecutors said agents searched Carpenter's house in February of last year and recovered hundreds of images of children and pornography from his computer.

County

Recreation has summer openings

The county Department of Recreation and Parks has openings for summer staff at Rocky Point, Miami Beach and Oregon Ridge beaches and the Loch Raven Fishing Center.

Available positions are: lifeguard, park attendant, cashier and patrolman-attendant. Part-time and full-time positions are open. Information: 410-887-3873.

Catonsville

Aging Department meeting planned

The Maryland Department of Aging will hold a public meeting tomorrow to solicit opinions about its state plan for fiscal years 2009-2012.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.

Written comments should be sent to Sandy Cobb, planning administrator, Maryland Department of Aging, Suite 1007, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore 21201; or e-mailed to scobb@ooa.state.md.us.

Information: 410-767-1100 or 800-243-3425.

Catonsville

Design program to hold job fair today

The School of Applied and Information Technology at the Community College of Baltimore County will hold a computer-aided design program job fair from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at CCBC Catonsville, 800 S. Rolling Road.

Employers in the computer-aided design, construction management and engineering technology fields will discuss job availability. The public is welcome.

Information: 410-455-4298.

Countywide

Compost bin sale set for Saturday

The county will hold a truckload compost-bin sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology parking lot, 938 York Road.

The compost bins, which are normally priced at $80, will be sold for $35, including tax (cash or check only).

Composting converts yard materials into soil-enhancing humus that returns nutrients to the soil.

Information: 410-887-2000.

Arbutus

Library meeting planned Monday

A public hearing on a plan to build a new library and community center in Arbutus has been scheduled for Monday.

The $13 million project is planned for a county-owned parcel at Sulphur Spring and Selford roads near the Huntsmoor neighborhood -- the same location rejected by county officials several years ago.

The site is being considered again because county officials couldn't find another suitable site for the nearly 31,000-square-foot combined library and senior center, and 15,000-square-foot community recreation center.

The 7 p.m. community input meeting will be at Arbutus Middle School, 525 Shelbourne Road.

Laura Barnhardt

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